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.... However austerity cuts that followed the economic depression saw subsidies withdrawn and council building slowed. This was the era when building societies expanded rapidly, financing the first boom in owner-occupation, led by the Abbey Road building society (now Santander). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The banks will have to show they have sufficient resources in place to cope with any shocks. The seven major lenders taking part are Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS, Santander UK, Standard Chartered and Nationwide. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Now, however, lenders are paying commissions to brokers who simply roll you over from one two-year deal to another at the same lender. This month, Santander starting paying them, with a minimum cost of £400. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Interest rates on cash Isas are also (inexplicably) lower than rates on standard deposit accounts. For many people, the best rates of interest they will earn will be on money kept in a current account in one of the deals from the likes of Santander, Nationwide and Lloyds. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Meanwhile, the Co-operative Bank says its basic Cashminder account makes up around 20% of all its current accounts. Other providers include Barclays (Basic Current Account), HSBC (Basic Bank Account), Nationwide (FlexBasic), NatWest (Foundation Account), Royal Bank of Scotland (Basic Account), Santander (Basic Current Account), TSB (Cash Account) and Yorkshire Bank/Clydesdale Bank (Readycash). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK banks given new stress test scenarios image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:43:00 AM
....The banks will have to show they have sufficient resources in place to cope with any shocks. The seven major lenders taking part are Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS, Santander UK, Standard Chartered and Nationwide. ...
The death of the mortgage salesman is unfortunately premature image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
....Now, however, lenders are paying commissions to brokers who simply roll you over from one two-year deal to another at the same lender. This month, Santander starting paying them, with a minimum cost of £400. ...
Is an Isa the best home for your nest egg? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
....Interest rates on cash Isas are also (inexplicably) lower than rates on standard deposit accounts. For many people, the best rates of interest they will earn will be on money kept in a current account in one of the deals from the likes of Santander, Nationwide and Lloyds. ...
How one council is beating Britain's housing crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... However austerity cuts that followed the economic depression saw subsidies withdrawn and council building slowed. This was the era when building societies expanded rapidly, financing the first boom in owner-occupation, led by the Abbey Road building society (now Santander). ...
Lords call for the banks to get back to basics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... Meanwhile, the Co-operative Bank says its basic Cashminder account makes up around 20% of all its current accounts. Other providers include Barclays (Basic Current Account), HSBC (Basic Bank Account), Nationwide (FlexBasic), NatWest (Foundation Account), Royal Bank of Scotland (Basic Account), Santander (Basic Current Account), TSB (Cash Account) and Yorkshire Bank/Clydesdale Bank (Readycash). ...
Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:33:31 AM
....The Bank is expected to replace Hogg with two appointments – one as deputy governor and one for her former role as chief operating officer. Hogg is an Oxford graduate whose career prior to the UK’s central bank had included stints at high street lender Santander and at US bank Morgan Stanley. ...
Bank of England deputy Charlotte Hogg to face MPs' verdict image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:57:32 PM
....Hogg is part of the new team brought in by Carney when he arrived from Canada in 2013. Her career includes a spell at Spanish bank Santander, credit checking business Experian, and a stint working in the US. ...
Charlotte Hogg: a family tree deeply rooted in the British establishment image
.... She started as a graduate trainee at the Bank of England, moving on to consultancy McKinsey and then investment bank Morgan Stanley. She then moved to credit checking agency Experian and the UK arm of Spanish bank Santander before returning to the Bank of England in 2013, where she was appointed chief operating officer. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
....There are a variety of apprenticeships available in financial services, which span a range of specialisms, including: investment, operations, technology and finance. Investment banking companies such as JP Morgan offer a scheme that covers these areas, while Barclays, Lloyds and Santander offer trainee roles in finance, digital technology, audit and management. ...
Savers are getting worse return than ever while risk takers are benefiting image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... You need to pay in a minimum £1,000 per month to qualify. Other high-interest accounts from the likes of Santander and Tesco have been either cut or withdrawn, although TSB Classic Plus still pays 3 per cent on up to £1,500, if you pay in £500 a month. ...
Bank of England deputy governor gets warning over conflict of interest image
....Her parents are both peers in the House of Lords and her grandfather was a senior politician, but Hogg eschewed a political career for a lucrative career in business. Educated at St Mary’s Catholic boarding school in Ascot – attended by other City high-flyers including Ana Botín, scion of the Santander banking dynasty – Hogg read economics and history at Oxford and won a Kennedy scholarship to Harvard. ...
PPI claims deadline is announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:21:58 AM
....". The biggest five banks - Lloyds, Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Santander - have collectively set aside more than £35bn to cover the cost overall, but the bill for the industry could have been much higher. ...
PPI still dominates financial ombudsman's in-tray image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:14:54 AM
....Top of the list in the last half of 2016 was the Bank of Scotland, which is part of the Lloyds banking group, with nearly 20,000 new complaints against it. It was followed by Lloyds bank itself, Barclays, HSBC, NatWest, the credit card firms Capital One and MBNA, Santander and the Nationwide building society. ...
On your bike: the best and the worst of city cycle schemes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... Some cities may even be given money to host a scheme, in a complete upending of the subsidy-driven model that has so far been in use. Compare that to London where, despite Santander’s £44m seven-year sponsorship deal, London taxpayers have to cover £10m of its £25m annual operating costs. ...
Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:32:39 AM
....To get the bank into profitability, Mr McEwan told the BBC that the bank needed to resolve its US legal issues and the question of its Williams & Glyn unit, which lends to small and medium-sized businesses. The European Union ordered RBS to sell the unit by the end of 2017 to address competition concerns, but last year RBS failed to sell the business to Santander and talks with Clydesdale Bank failed. ...
It’s all talk at Santander as voice recognition banking begins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
. Santander customers can make payments to friends by simply asking their iPhone to do it for them after the Spanish bank became the first provider to launch voice activated payments in the UK. ...
TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 06:59:33 AM
.... He was part of the network of crooks who have accessed the details of many thousands of TalkTalk customers stolen from the company in 2015. Instead of paying him £200 the fraudster stole £6,300 from his Santander account – and the real TalkTalk has refused to pay any compensation to him or the many other victims to come forward over the past year. ...
Treasury plan may allow RBS to avoid selling 300 branches image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 09:29:15 PM
....While RBS has repeatedly struggled to sell off the branches, Lloyds spun off TSB, which is now owned by Sabadell of Spain. RBS originally intended to sell the branches to Santander before that deal fell apart, and then tried to float them on the stock market with a consortium that included the Church of England before that too was abandoned. ...
The Co-op Bank is the new Bradford & Bingley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:34:40 PM
.... On moneysavingexpert. com’s best bank accounts list, you’ll see Nationwide, TSB, HSBC, First Direct, Santander and NatWest but no Co-op. ...
Santander becomes first bank in UK to let customers pay by using their VOICE image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:20:00 PM
....The bank has updated the iPhone version of its SmartBank app so that it now allows account holders to use voice commands to check their balance as well as authorise payments to existing payees. Other banks have previously introduced voice biometrics as a means of logging into their account instead of a password, but Santander is the first in the UK to use it to carry out actions on a bank account, which also includes the ability to report a stolen card. ...
For sale: Co-op Bank looks for buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 08:05:49 AM
....Amid persistent speculation over its long-term future, the loss-making bank said its board had decided to look for buyers, as well as look at other ways of bolstering its financial position. Speculation about potential buyers immediately focused on private equity houses or so-called challenger banks such as TSB, owned by Sabadell of Spain, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, Virgin Money, and Santander. ...
Bank of England appoints Charlotte Hogg as deputy governor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:57:26 PM
....”. Hogg, 46, was brought into the bank in 2013 from the banking group Santander by governor Mark Carney to shake up the organisation, which he said needed to be more transparent and communicate its policies more clearly. ...
Banks charging up to £180 fees on £100 borrowing, Which? finds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 09:22:00 AM
....Which? found that NatWest could charge £180 to borrow for 30 days over two billing periods, a difference of £156 compared with a payday loan costing £24. Customers using Lloyds or Santander could be charged £160 to borrow across two billing periods, £136 more than a £24 payday loan, Which? found. ...
What the dip in sterling means for your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....99 per cent on purchases, plus extra fees on cash withdrawals. David Black, banking specialist at DJB research, recommends taking out one of the growing number of credit cards that waive overseas usage fees, including Aqua Reward Mastercard, Creation Everyday, Halifax Clarity, Post Office Platinum and Santander All in One. ...
Take the long view with a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:00:21 AM
Smell the difference image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:12:09 PM
....Both TSB and Handelsbanken will also expand their branch numbers next year. And Santander will upgrade as many as 60 branches. ...
Monte dei Paschi shortfall €8bn, ECB says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 11:44:28 AM
....”. Monte dei Paschi has struggled to recover from the 2008 banking crisis, when it paid Santander €9bn (£7. ...
Monte dei Paschi bailout shouldn't be seen as a done deal, says ECB member image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 05:32:18 PM
....The deal doubled its size and turned it into Italy’s third largest bank behind UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo. It bought Banca Atonveneta from Santander, which had acquired the Italian bank during the three-way bid for Dutch bank ABN Amro, a deal that was a key factor in the taxpayer bailout of Royal Bank of Scotland. ...
Crusader: How we fought to get you justice in 2016 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 24th of December 2016 07:08:00 AM
....Following our coverage, Crusader received emails from others who had lost out. Sheila’s bank Santander thought she had misselling grounds for a chargeback and has since returned her payment. ...
Theresa May urged to get transitional Brexit deal for City image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:01:01 AM
....The Lloyd’s of London insurance market is said to be preparing to open a subsidiary in another European country in preparation for Brexit and other City institutions are expected to follow suit. The vote for Brexit is thought to be among the reasons that the UK arm of Santander has revised the way it intends to implement the ring fencing rules designed by Sir John Vickers. ...
Lloyds's MBNA deal: good for the bank, bad for competition | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:01:02 AM
.... No other bank or private equity player could make the same cost savings, and almost none enjoyed the same funding advantages. From a competition perspective, it would have been better if MBNA had entered up with, say, Santander, a bank that causes occasional headaches for the big four lenders. ...
Lloyds snaps up MBNA for £1.9bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 08:10:43 AM
....MBNA – one of the UK’s largest credit card issuers, with 7 million customers including its own brands and the official cards of several major football clubs – has been on the market for some time. Lloyds had been battling against US private equity group Cerberus, HSBC and Santander UK for the operation. ...
Lloyds Bank buys MBNA credit card firm for £1.9bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 07:29:36 AM
....MBNA, which operates primarily online and through mobile, would continue to have its own rates, separate from Lloyds credit cards, after the deal was done, a Lloyds spokesman said. There were several other interested parties in the MBNA business, including Santander and private equity firm Cerberus. ...
Recycled bank accounts can mean sending money to the wrong person image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
.... Clydesdale has confirmed that once one of its accounts has been closed for four years, both the number and sort code can be given to a new customer. Not all banks do this – HSBC doesn’t, and neither does Santander. ...
Inflation challenge to the long-suffering savers in Britain image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:56:00 AM
.... . Santander offers the highest rates among more established banks, but its one-year bond pays a maximum of 0. ...
HSBC shutting four bank branches a week image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:01:10 AM
.... HSBC told the Guardian it had closed 222 in 2016 alone, taking its current tally to 755. The second largest number of closures, according to Which?, was at the Royal Bank of Scotland group, which has closed 191 outlets, followed by Lloyds Banking Group – which includes the Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland brands – with 180 branch closures, Barclays with 132, the Co-operative Bank (117, 53% of its entire network), Santander (87) and TSB (18). ...
Lloyds Banking Group fails to meet 'fee-free' basic account guidelines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:32:21 PM
....”. All of the basic bank accounts at the other seven groups – Barclays, Clydesdale/Yorkshire, the Co-operative Bank, HSBC, Nationwide, Santander and TSB – are fully compliant. ...
Banks could face more PPI payouts as FCA delays deadline decision image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 10:44:26 AM
....7p. The FCA delayed its decision as it emerged Santander had failed to provide customers with information about PPI required under rules governing the scandal. ...
Hammond and Davis meet bank chiefs to talk Brexit 'opportunities' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 03:42:06 PM
....The government said the meeting was about the “opportunities offered by the UK’s decision to leave the EU”, with ministers saying they would feed back the insights given by City chiefs into their analysis of options for Brexit. Attendees included Barclays and Santander banks as well as insurers such as Lloyd’s of London and investment companies including BlackRock. ...
Forget Christmas toys: Here are some children's presents that keep on giving image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 12:01:00 AM
....5 per cent on £1 to £100 a month. Black says: “You should also consider Santander’s 123 Mini Current account, which pays 1 per cent on balances up to £199, 2 per cent up to £299 and 3 per cent on balances up to £2,000. ...
RBS fails Bank of England stress test image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 09:01:18 AM
.... “This will help ensure that underwriting standards don’t slip from responsible to reckless as they have during past periods of consumption-led growth,” said Carney. Three other banks, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC and the UK arm of Santander, as well as Nationwide, were subjected to the tests which were introduced after the 2008 crisis. ...
RBS biggest failure in bank stress test image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 07:40:07 AM
.... . The annual stress test gauges the financial strength and resilience of the UK's seven major lenders - Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Santander, Standard Chartered and Nationwide Building Society. ...
Here are the simple ways to FIGHT the high-tech scams in Britain image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 05:47:00 PM
. Finding a way to slow the terrifying surge in scams is more urgent than ever, with three quarters of Britons concerned about falling victim, according to new research from Santander. ...
100 Women 2016: Santander boss Shriti Vadera on sexism in banking image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:14:22 AM
. Shriti Vadera, chair of Santander UK, is the first woman to chair a major British bank. ...
The Crusader: Widow battles in energy savings row image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:01:00 AM
....”. Sheila’s bank Santander is now investigating her rights to a chargeback through her card. ...
Bank of England to reveal stress test results for UK's biggest banks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 03:05:46 PM
....The results will be the focus for investors. The banks being tested are Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, the UK arm of Spanish bank Santander and Standard Chartered, which is based in London but has most of its activities in emerging markets. ...
Where to find the best bank accounts for teenagers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:00:25 AM
....). Santander offers the 123 Mini Current Account for those aged between 11 and 18, where again there is the choice of a cash card or a Visa debit card. ...
Clydesdale Bank posts first annual profit in five years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:22:14 PM
....The bank reported it had not increased cash set aside for payment protection insurance (PPI) compensation, despite the recent move to put back the deadline for claims by a year. Last month the group confirmed it had made an offer to buy Royal Bank of Scotland's 300-strong Williams & Glyn branch business, after Santander pulled out of talks. ...
Buy-to-let lending falls as tougher rules bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:43:50 PM
.... In higher priced property markets, such as London, the new tests have made buy-to-let borrowing prohibitively expensive. Santander and Barclays have already announced tougher rules on buy-to-let lending, and Lloyds Banking Group subsidiary Birmingham Midshires, the biggest lender to landlords, is to introduce new criteria for higher rate taxpayers over the next few weeks. ...
After Tesco fraud, are other banks vulnerable to cyber-attacks? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
.... It tested the UK’s 11 biggest banks and building societies and found that the security at five was not good enough. It said Halifax, its sister brand Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Santander and TSB had “consistently scored poorly” over the four years it had been analysing their security measures. ...
Lloyds Banking Group to close 49 branches and cut 665 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:26:40 PM
....Lloyds, which also operates the Halifax and Bank of Scotland brands, has argued that branch closures are necessary as their use has fallen 15% year on year. The key high street players – Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander – have closed 1,7000 branches in the past five years and more are expected. ...
Bank fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:48:44 PM
....Last month, consumer body Which? carried out some research on banks' online security, and declared that some of the High Street banks could do more to protect customers' personal details. Lloyds, Santander and TSB scored poorly in their tests, although they each disputed the findings. ...
With Tesco offering a 3% current account, every little really does help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 06:59:40 AM
....Looking for a better return on your savings? Here’s a tip: get yourself down to Tesco. The decision by high street banks such as Santander to slash interest rates on their current accounts means that for those people who have a few thousand pounds in savings and want easy access to their cash with no nasty shocks, signing up for a Tesco Bank current account is increasingly looking like a no-brainer. ...
Premium Bonds may return zero on savers money warn experts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 08:15:00 AM
....Current troubles . Life is getting even harder for savers as yesterday the popular Santander 123 current account halved its interest rate from 3 per cent to just 1. ...
Santander 123 account rate cut comes into effect image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 07:00:00 AM
. Millions of people holding Santander’s hugely popular 123 current account will see their interest rate halved on Tuesday. ...
Royal Bank of Scotland sees more losses in third quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 06:38:50 AM
....RBS has been ordered by the European Commission to sell Williams & Glyn in order to prevent the group from having too dominant a position as the UK's largest lender to small businesses. Earlier this week, Clydesdale Bank confirmed that it had made an offer for Williams & Glyn after Santander abandoned plans to buy the business. ...
Emerging markets boost Banco Santander image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 12:02:51 PM
. Spanish bank Santander has reported a rise in net profit in the third quarter compared with a year ago, helped by its performance in emerging markets in Latin America. ...
Clydesdale confirms Williams & Glyn offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 07:19:39 AM
. Clydesdale Bank has confirmed that it has made an offer for Williams & Glyn, the banking business that Royal Bank of Scotland failed to sell to Santander. ...
Clydesdale 'makes an offer to RBS for Williams & Glyn' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 06:12:07 PM
. Clydesdale Bank has reportedly made an offer for Williams & Glyn, the banking business that RBS failed to sell to Santander. ...
Amazon Marketplace’s faulty goods policy wears thin over Nike trainers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 05:59:37 AM
.... My daughter had worn them to school for a few days each week for about six weeks. At that point we wrote to Amazon (my daughter had put £60 of Amazon vouchers towards the shoes), Nike and Santander (to ask for a “chargeback” refund of the amount she had paid from her own account). ...
Banks' online security is failing customers, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 09:30:46 AM
....Against a backdrop of booming bank fraud, Which? tested the UK’s 11 biggest banks and building societies and found that the security at five of them was still not good enough. Which? said Halifax, its sister brand Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Santander and TSB had “consistently scored poorly” over the four years it had been analysing their security measures, and continued to do so as none of them offered two-factor authentication at login, despite having the technology to do so. ...
Savers suffer as banks withdraw more than 100 savings accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 02:21:38 PM
....Recent low interest rates have made high-paying current accounts attractive to those with money to hold on deposit, but banks have begun to cut returns following the base rate cut. From 1 November, customers with a Santander 123 account will see their interest halved to 1. ...
Mortgage lenders lift upper limits to help solve an age-old problem image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 08:39:31 AM
....“This is irrespective of proof of affordability. Barclays and NatWest, for example, both require the mortgage to be repaid by the age of 70; TSB, Tesco bank and Santander all have a cut-off at 75. ...
A sorry Saga over the refund for a cruise my father booked before he died image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:01:06 AM
.... I am amazed that a company like Saga does not have a designated bereavement team to deal with such issues, which surely must be commonplace given its client base. Santander, for example, were exemplary. ...
TSB and Lloyds to slash interest rates on current accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 09:19:58 AM
. Interest rates available on current accounts are to plummet, after Lloyds and TSB both announced they would follow Santander in slashing the returns on their highest-paying accounts. ...
SAVERS woe: Lloyds, Halifax and TSB slash interest on bank accounts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:46:00 PM
....Customers will be informed of the changes in writing in the coming weeks. This follows similar moves from Santander, which is axing its three, two and one per cent in-credit tiered interest rates and replacing it with a flat 1. ...
Setback for RBS in sale of 315 branches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 08:13:32 PM
....A plan by Royal Bank of Scotland to sell more than 300 branches is in trouble after one of the most promising bidders pulled out of talks. The BBC understands that talks with Spain's Santander broke down because the two sides could not agree a price. ...
Why 3,000 bank branches must close image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of September 2016 06:01:40 AM
.... Towns with a population much below 10,000, it seems, are not really worth having a branch in. If you work in one of any of the 6,479 branches of Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC, NatWest and Santander, this is going to make for grim reading. ...
Learn how to balance a budget in the biggest university challenge of all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:59:52 AM
....The perks that come with accounts should be viewed with scepticism to ensure they are the right fit, she adds: “Some perks are just gimmicks and don’t really give much value to the longevity of the account. Two of the most lucrative incentives to entice students would be a railcard (available from Santander) or a coach card (from NatWest), as these will reduce the cost of travelling across the country for family visits or even mini trips. ...
Avoid falling into a rate trap image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 04:09:00 PM
....You can get more by switching to a higher interest current account. Santander currently pays 3 per cent on balances up to £20,000, but this falls to 1. ...
REVEALED: Which banks are getting most complaints from YOU? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 04:16:00 PM
.... MBNA, 5852 complaints over six months 8. Santander, 5,605 complaints over six months 9. ...

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