Posts Tagged 'bank accounts'

The best packaged bank accounts of 2020

January 15, 2020 | Posted under: Money Advice

The best packaged bank accounts of 2020 We reveal the best packaged bank accounts for insurance extras like travel, breakdown cover and mobile phone insurance and identify the ones that are actually worth their monthly fee. From mobile phone and travel insurance to car breakdown cover and interest-free overdrafts, bank accounts can come with a variety of added perks these days. Known as 'packaged bank accounts', they come with a monthly fee that is taking directly out of your account by your bank…

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Barclays reverse decision to prevent banking at the Post Office

November 7, 2019 | Posted under: Banks

Barclays reverse decision to prevent banking at the Post Office Barclays bosses have announced that customers will still be able to withdraw cash from their local Post Office following outrage from customers and members of Parliament. An email to customers read: “We wrote to you recently about changes to the way you could withdraw cash at the Post Office. We’re pleased to let you know we’ve changed our decision and we’ll continue to offer cash withdrawals at…

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Barclays to BAN customers from making cash withdrawals from the Post Office

October 15, 2019 | Posted under: News

Barclays to BAN customers from making cash withdrawals from the Post Office The change comes despite more than 15 MILLION Post Office withdrawals last year From 8th January 2020, Barclays bank customers will no longer be able to withdraw their funds at the Post Office – and people are far from pleased about the upcoming change. The Post Office cash withdrawal limit was previously set at a daily rate of £300 for Barclays customers. To withdraw their money, customers will now have to visit…

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NatWest rolls out voice banking with Google Home

August 15, 2019 | Posted under: Technology

NatWest rolls out voice banking with Google Home You may already use Google to find your nearest Chinese takeaway, but you’ll now be able to ask it if you can afford one thanks to NatWest’s new collaboration with Google Home. The British bank will be trialling the service with an initial 500 customers, with those enrolled able to ask their Google smart speakers questions like… “Ok Google, how much money is in my account?” “Ok Google, what are my latest transactions?” “Ok…

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Starling Bank and CreditLadder to make life easier for first-time buyers

July 17, 2019 | Posted under: News

Starling Bank and CreditLadder to make life easier for first-time buyers Mobile-only bank, Starling, have teamed up with CreditLadder to let you use your monthly rent payments to help build up your credit score. The service will send reports of your rent payments directly to Experian, in the hope that by providing proof of a regular outgoing payment, you will be rewarded with a better credit score and an increased chance of being accepted for your first mortgage. What is…

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Best banking apps 2017

July 13, 2017 | Posted under: Money Advice

Best banking apps 2017More and more often we are using our smartphones to carry out our banking transactions – the most recent British Bankers’ Association (BBA) data available, from 2015, shows that consumers logged into mobile banking apps a staggering 73.8 million times a week – up from 18.6 million logins a week in 2014. During the same period, in-branch banking transactions fell by 6% – so can banking apps replace face-to-face transactions? Are banking apps safe? And…

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ISA transfers - what you need to know...

June 12, 2017 | Posted under: Money Advice

ISA transfers – what you need to know… If you want to grow your savings free of income tax and capital gains tax, then an ISA is a great way to do it. How you invest the money can have a significant impact on your long-term returns, so here we explore how ISA transfers work and what to look for. There are two common types of ISA, Cash ISAs and Stocks and Shares ISAs, and the current ISA allowance is £20,000 (2017/18). It is well worth shopping around for a deal on your…

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