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.... Royal Bank of Scotland announced that it was closing 158 branches, mostly NatWest sites, while the Co-operative Bank is battling to find a buyer amid fears about its future. Customers are shifting from banking in high-street branches to organising payments and direct debits on the internet and via smartphones, which is obviously putting pressure on traditional bricks-and-mortar sites. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... He said it would be paid back within three weeks. I pay my full credit card bill off by direct debit every month and was worried about overdraft charges. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A basic account is a simplified form of current account. They provide day-to-day banking services – you usually get a debit card and access to cash machines, plus you can set up direct debits and standing orders. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Royal Bank of Scotland announced that it was closing 158 branches, mostly NatWest sites, while the Co-operative Bank is battling to find a buyer amid fears about its future. Customers are shifting from banking in high-street branches to organising payments and direct debits on the internet and via smartphones, which is obviously putting pressure on traditional bricks-and-mortar sites. ...
Lords call for the banks to get back to basics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....A basic account is a simplified form of current account. They provide day-to-day banking services – you usually get a debit card and access to cash machines, plus you can set up direct debits and standing orders. ...
Opodo charges for its own mistakes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... He said it would be paid back within three weeks. I pay my full credit card bill off by direct debit every month and was worried about overdraft charges. ...
Glad to be sacked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:20 AM
....By the time he and his team had managed to make Virgin Wines profitable, it was sold to larger UK firm Direct Wines in 2005, only for Mr Gormley to be sacked three years later. At Naked, Mr Gormley's big idea was to encourage customers to become "angels", who pay a direct debit of £20 a month, in exchange for getting wine at reduced prices. ...
Spring Budget 2017: Crackdown on 'subscription traps' planned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:17:02 PM
....A Citizens Advice survey found four out of five people who had a problem with unwanted recurring payments didn't realise they had signed up to the payments until money was taken from their accounts. These so-called "continuous payment subscriptions" are automatic payments which work in a similar way to a direct debit, with consumers giving a supplier or retailer permission to take payments on their card. ...
Subscription traps may have to give notice of charges in crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....A report last year by Citizens Advice said more than 16 million people had signed up to continuous payment authorities (CPAs) over a 12-month period, many of them online. It said awareness of such payments was low and most people did not realise how they differed from a regular direct debit. ...
Co-op Bank is up for sale – is it time to leave? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
....The Co-op Bank is the only UK high street bank with a customer-led ethical policy, covering a range of issues from the environment to animal welfare. It currently gives £110 to people who move to its no-monthly fee current account via the industry’s switching service (which involves closing your old account) and port over at least four active direct debits. ...
E.ON solves mystery of who supplies my energy – with a shock bill for £4,871 image
.... I was told by the letting agent that Scottish Power supplied my energy. A few months later, I moved my supply to Flow Energy, paying a monthly direct debit and supplying meter readings. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....50 per cent on balances up to £20,000, Tesco Bank paying 3 per cent on up to £3,000, and Nationwide’s FlexDirect paying 5 per cent on up to £2,500, but only for 12 months. Read the terms and conditions carefully, as you may have to pay in a regular monthly amount and set up direct debits to qualify. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Ofgem estimated the cap would save people on prepayment tariffs up to £80 a year on energy, bringing their dual fuel bill down to around £1,067. That would leave those households paying essentially the same as direct debit customers on the worst, most expensive deals, known as standard variable tariffs. ...
Help solve a 15-month battle with extraenergy following a bereavement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... It took them a further five months to transfer the account into my mother-in-law’s name. They then sent a demand for almost £600, although the direct debit had been paid throughout, and they’d increased the monthly amount without warning after the death. ...
The Crusader: Caterer stuck with two phone bills after smartphone upgrade image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....”. Failing to cancel a direct debit when needed continues to catch out consumers no matter how old, young or savvy they are. ...
Can credit unions finally provide a truly ethical current account? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 06:59:28 AM
....Broadly speaking, the account works in exactly the same way as a high street bank account, except that you get it from your credit union, says Geoff Leech, the Engage account managing director. As well as offering banking via PC, tablet or mobile app, and a contactless Visa debit card, it allows people to set up direct debits and standing orders, withdraw cash from ATMs, transfer money etc. ...
Mistakes were made: readers on the firms with awful customer service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....“I’ve just completed a six-week battle of wills with TalkTalk. We’ve had no broadband signal in all that time, while my direct debit of £54 per month kept being paid. ...
‘Debt is like fire': Martin Lewis's guide to using a credit card image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 03:33:45 PM
....No pressure. If you have a bad credit score or no credit history, getting a card and spending 50 quid a month, paying it off in full with a direct debit, is a good thing. ...
Joining a gym? Save pennies as you shed the pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 06:59:12 AM
....The Gym and PureGym offer deals that do not tie members into lengthy contracts and therefore avoid subsequent cancellation problems. Money’s Consumer Champions regularly deal with readers who think that, by cancelling their direct debit, they are leaving – only to find painful terms and conditions that tie them in for months. ...
Mastercard's Vocalink buyout questioned by CMA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:22:09 AM
....When the deal was announced in July, Chancellor Philip Hammond said the takeover of Vocalink by America's Mastercard "shows that Britain remains an attractive destination for international investors". As well as the Link system, Vocalink also supplies Bacs, the automated clearing house which processes direct debits. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:00:00 PM
....But early next year, Monzo should receive a full banking licence, allowing it to operate as the main bank account for users who want to switch their financial life over to a startup wholesale. Crucially, the license gives it access to the direct debit and faster payments system, allowing users to pay bills from their Monzo accounts – and be paid into their accounts. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
.... Make 2017 the year you say goodbye to being ripped off by your home insurer. If you haven’t checked your monthly direct debits and other continuous payments then get to it, as some people may find they are still paying for services they cancelled. ...
Energy bill SHOCK: EDF to HIKE electricity prices by 8.2 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 04:40:00 PM
....2 per cent in January, affecting 700,000 customers. The overall price changes mean a standard dual fuel direct debit bill will rise by 1. ...
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
....Basic bank accounts are aimed at those who do not have a bank account or are ineligible for a standard current account. But the Treasury said that in the past, some banks sought to cut the costs of providing these by charging fees when direct debits or standing orders bounced. ...
Energy customers advised… don’t run up a big credit balance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
.... “The spike in wholesale costs has left any firm that was not ‘forward buying’ looking very vulnerable, particularly if we have a cold winter and wholesale prices continue to rise,” says Todd. “If you’ve run up a big balance, ask for some if it back – and lower your direct debits. ...
British Gas to freeze standard prices this winter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:58:48 AM
.... The company has also launched a deal that allows households to fix their energy prices for three winters, until March 2019. Its standard variable energy tariff paid by direct debit is £1,044 – £40 more than its cheapest deal, a one-year fix at £1,004. ...
Families on tax-credit harassment: 'a massive headache and real worry' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 10:52:18 AM
.... In the past year, Citizens Advice has seen a 32% increase in the number of issues related to the recovery of tax-credit overpayments, including the involvement of debt collectors. In some cases, debt-collection agencies hold inaccurate information from HMRC and are chasing money from individuals who already been making payments via direct debit. ...
Forget the ‘annual’ fee … Money Club takes £98 payment as often as it likes image
.... At that time he had just started losing his memory and he does not own a computer or have the mental capacity to use the service, so I’m baffled as to how it sold him the membership. Another £98 was taken in March 2014 and since then a further 20 payments have been taken by direct debit totalling £2,148. ...
New online payment safeguards 'brilliant news' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:45:28 AM
....The changes, announced by the payments industry, will allow consumers to double check they are paying the right person. When money is taken from an account by a direct debit, consumers will also be asked to confirm the payment. ...
Banks act to stop transfer scams and errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:30:45 AM
....“The confirmation of payee system . will allow people to avoid sending payments to the wrong account, either by accident or being tricked into doing so, by ensuring a confirmation of the recipient is sent to the payer before any funds leave their account,” said Ruth Evans, chair of the forum, which is also examining ways in which account holders can bar their regular direct debits from leaving their account when they are short of money. ...
Calling John Lewis about my Partnership card ... is there anybody out there? image
.... Then, two weeks ago, I realised that my card expired this month and a replacement had not arrived. It was apparent from the online posts about failed payments and direct debit problems that all was not hunky-dory. ...
The Crusader: Energy customer in the dark over mystery debt after supplier switch image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... However never assume, even if you use a comparison site to usher through the transfer, that all will go smoothly. Track and keep not just records of your payments and meter readings, but key dates including when you switched, when your contract ended (the two may differ and that could make a difference if a dispute arises) and the dates for the cancellation of your old direct debit and the start of the new one. ...
Do YOU know when firms credit check you? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 11:59:00 AM
....Six out of 10 people do not know they're credit checked by insurance companies when opting to pay through monthly instillments, found loan provider Amigo. And more than half of people don't realise that energy providers search their records for customers who sign up to direct debit payments. ...
M&S Bank asked me for personal details, but the letter looked like a scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 07:00:30 AM
....It went on to say that this “helps protect customers and the financial system from financial crime”. We could understand this request if you were the main account holder, but this seems to be rather overzealous as you pay off your card in full by direct debit every month and have been customers for 12 years. ...
Britain is drowning in a mountain of debt but not all hope is lost image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Managing partner at financial planning site LemonadeMoney. com David Pugh says: “Go through all your outgoings, including direct debits, standing orders and subscriptions, and cancel those you do not really need. ...
Tesco Bank fraud: key questions answered image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 11:41:29 AM
.... For customers, the bank says it plans to return to normal service as soon as possible. It has said that all direct debits and bill payments will go through as usual, and people can still withdraw cash and use their debit cards. ...
Tesco Bank blames 'systematic sophisticated attack' for account losses image
....The bank is still blocking current account customers from making online payments using their debit card, a temporary measure it put in place on Sunday. But it said customers would still be able to use their cards for cash withdrawals and chip and pin payments, while bill payments and direct debits would continue as normal. ...
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
.... 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. It pays an attractive 3% on balances of up to £3,000, and there are no requirements for customers to pay in a minimum amount (ie their salary or pension) every month, or even set up any direct debits. ...
Co-operative Energy pays £1.8m to compensate customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:39:24 AM
....Co-operative Energy has already paid most of the compensation after customers were affected by a new IT system in March last year. The system's introduction led to direct debits being blocked and lengthy waits for new customers. ...
£1,000 bill for one John Lewis order was ‘ring fenced’ twice at my bank image
.... But this was ringfenced twice – meaning that the entire balance of her bank account was frozen for five days. What would have happened if any direct debits had failed during this period and penalty charges applied? AM, Twyford, Berkshire. ...
Southern Water customers face double bills after IT failure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 02:36:06 PM
....A major computer failure at Southern Water, which supplies 4. 6m customers across the south of England, means that direct debits were not taken in early October, but will instead be double-billed in November. ...
Would you do your banking with a tech startup? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 08:53:58 AM
.... In the present, Monzo is operating in a limited beta test, with 50,000 cardholders using the service through pre-paid debit cards. It just got a restricted banking licence, putting it on the path to opening up a full current account service in early 2017 (as well as granting it deposit protection, faster payments and direct debits). ...
TSB and Lloyds to slash interest rates on current accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 09:19:58 AM
.... Savers could earn up to £125 in that year. At least £1,000 must be paid in each month and two direct debits must be set up. ...
Energy customer left stranded after power company’s shock debit image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM
....Ofgem, the UK regulator, makes it clear suppliers are bound by licence conditions to provide an explanation in clear, plain and intelligible language of the basis upon which a fixed amount (and any variation of that fixed amount) has been determined. Companies must also make all reasonable steps to ensure that the fixed amount of the regular direct debit payment is based on the best and most current information available. ...
DW Fitness Clubs won’t let me cancel my membership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 06:00:04 AM
.... The email never arrived. We then began to receive emails informing us that our direct debits had not been paid and that our membership was in arrears. ...
One man's bid to get the best energy deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 08:36:12 PM
.... . "It's the older people who don't like the internet, who don't like paying by direct debit but they can sometimes pay 20 times what I pay for exactly the same energy coming down the pipe and cable. ...
Millions have less than £100 in savings, study finds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 08:58:52 AM
...."Regular saving is key to building up that buffer against those life surprises," said Mr Hill. "If you earn enough to set even a little aside each month that's great - a direct debit into a savings account might be an easy way to do this, even if you start small and increase the amount with time. ...
Vodafone overcharged my mother by £2,000 after it gave her free data in store image
.... At the time she was given a contract that stated that it offered 10GB a month, but this was amended in pen by the Vodafone store staff to say 20GB. In the first month she exceeded 10GB and Vodafone took £566 from her account by direct debit. ...
Switch to a market-leading current account for the best returns image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 02:03:00 PM
.... . This allows you to move all your payments and direct debits within just seven working days. ...
How to get an 11 per cent risk-free return on your cash using THIS method image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 02:04:00 PM
.... Low interest rates encourage spending, but consumers could still take advantage of cash rewards if their savings aren’t going very far. “The most important rule in using current accounts to earn cash is to meet eligibility criteria, which could be minimum funding requirements, or the need to bank online or set up direct debits, so it’s important to be aware of these before switching. ...
LV= forced to pay rejected burglary claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 06:00:23 AM
....The pair, both doctors living in Muswell Hill, had never had a working alarm at their home and said they had been clear about that when they first bought their home and contents cover from LV= in 2005 for about £350. Each year since they had happily renewed the policy by direct debit. ...
New TV licence to watch BBC iPlayer turned into a costly drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 06:00:51 AM
....We’ve never owned a television, but in recent times have taken to using the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service. As this now requires a licence from 1 September, I went online to buy one and opted for the “popular” monthly direct debit. ...
Nationwide DOWN: Customer bills not paid as glitch stops money leaving accounts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 08:18:00 AM
....The building society said some customers' standing orders had not left their accounts but it was working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Customers' direct debits had been paid but balances had not updated, according to Nationwide. ...
First Direct wins gold for customer satisfaction image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of August 2016 06:00:06 AM
....“Anyone unhappy with the service they are getting from their bank needs to ditch it, especially as some of the best deals are from banks with good service. Switching is no longer the chore it used to be – all your direct debits and standing orders can be moved within seven working days, and any payments made in error to your old account will be auto-forwarded. ...
DVLA disputes £400m revenue loss following abolition of tax disc image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 02:39:38 PM
.... It is not correct to compare the 2015-16 revenue with the previous year. This is because from 1 November 2014, customers could choose to spread their payments over 12 months with direct debits. ...
I’m getting texts about an Aqua Reward card, but I never applied for one image
....The messages initially told me not to forget to activate my card. Another warned that a £127 payment would soon be taken by direct debit. ...
Santander slashes rates on top 123 bank account  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 15th of August 2016 10:51:00 AM
....5 per cent on balances below £1,000 - at the moment smaller sums don't get any interest. Up to three per cent of cashback on household bills with direct debits linked to the account will still be available. ...
One family's nightmare as fraudsters ransack Barclays account by phone image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 06:00:18 AM
.... I had been told the account was up and running again, but no one appears to have noticed it had been ransacked,” she says, describing her treatment by Barclays as shockingly bad. Not only did it hand control over her account to fraudsters, it then closed it, leaving all her usual direct debits unpaid. ...
Savers lose interest in moving accounts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . The drawback with these accounts is you need to close your existing account, set up at least two direct debits and fund the account with a regular monthly sum, typically between £500 and £1,000. ...
Co-operative Energy didn't bill us, but claims we owe it nearly £1,500 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 06:00:07 AM
. We have been trying to move our account from Co-operative Energy to Ovo Energy and found that, despite ­paying by monthly direct debit, we had accrued £1,468 of debt since 2012. ...
Energy customer battles with yo-yo-ing direct debits and over-payment confusion image
.... But we were woefully premature, because a few weeks ago Roger was back in touch. His direct debits had risen and were now £136 a month, he explained. ...
Santander could be about to axe rates on its popular 123 bank account image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 04:01:00 PM
.... The bank account currently pays one per cent on cash balances of £1,000, two per cent on up to £3,000 and three per cent on between £3,000 and £20,000. Customers are also offered up to three per cent of cashback on household bills with direct debits linked to the account. ...
I cancelled my gym membership – or so I thought. Now Virgin Active wants £1,200 image
....I am having a problem with the Virgin Active gym chain over its cancellation policy, which has left me apparently owing £1,200. I called my club (Wandsworth) to end my membership last year when I moved out of London and cancelled my direct debit. ...
Mastercard swoops for Britain's ATM operator Vocalink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 05:36:41 PM
....Vocalink is being bought by America's Mastercard for up to £869m. The company controls Link, the country's network of ATM machines, as well as Bacs, the automated clearing house which processes direct debits. ...
DVLA revenue falls £93m since paper tax disc scrapped image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 03:32:33 PM
....Motoring body the RAC said the figure was "a significant sum" that needed "further investigating". The DVLA said a move to direct debit payment and cleaner cars paying less tax accounted for the change in income. ...
Bank customers to switch to M&S for its rewards of more than £300 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 12:00:00 PM
....Customers also earn loyalty points on their M&S debit card spend. To qualify for the rewards you need to pay in at least £1,000 a month and set up at least two direct debits. ...
Carbon-free banking: where to save, invest and borrow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of July 2016 06:00:04 AM
.... It adds that the Nationwide and Norwich & Peterborough building societies also offer “excellent” current accounts and, as mutuals, avoid investing people’s money in the most controversial business areas. The Co-op Bank is running a promotion whereby it is giving £150 to people who move to its no-monthly-fee current account, provided they use the industry’s switching service (which involves the closure of your old account) and move over at least four active direct debits. ...
I've paid off my debt, but Student Loans Company keeps on taking my money image
....So it is confident that the payments will now stop and you will be refunded the erroneous debits. “Customers can avoid ­over-repaying their loan by switching their ­repayments to direct debit when they are within two years of paying off their loan,” says an SLC spokesperson. ...
Handy bank? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 11:08:54 PM
....At the moment Mondo only offers prepaid debit cards that can be topped up at cash machines and online, but it hopes to get a full banking licence later this year. This will enable it to offer standing order, direct debit and faster payments features. ...
Vodafone billing chaos leaves mobile users disconnected and out of pocket image
....com advised everyone with a contract with the company to check their bills and bank statements after the launch of a new billing system caused thousands of reported errors. “It looks very likely Vodafone has had systemic problems with its billing, direct debits and tariff information after changing its systems. ...
EU referendum: issues savers and homeowners need to consider image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of June 2016 04:56:40 PM
.... However, there are bilateral tax agreements in place between the UK and other European countries that are not directly linked to Britain’s EU membership. The payments system – from cash machines to direct debit - will still be operating so shopkeepers will be able to function as usual. ...
Vodafone customers warned to check bills after widespread complaints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 03:06:56 PM
....com said it believed there were “potentially systemic failings” at Vodafone that suggested all of its nearly 20 million customers should be checking their bills and bank statements for errors. The consumer website said it had been flooded with messages from concerned customers including incorrectly set-up direct debits, customers being put on the wrong tariff and the company taking wrong amounts by direct debit. ...
Cashless Britain advances as contactless and debit cards thrive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of May 2016 11:01:22 PM
.... Debit cards were used for 20 payments a month, with computers processing 19,276 debit card payments every minute in the UK in 2015. On average, individuals make six direct debit payments a month and use their credit cards four times, but standing orders are less popular at just 0. ...
Payment shock: bank customers could get zapped for overspending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of May 2016 02:35:15 PM
.... In 2013, it launched the “world’s first” smartwatch banking app, while in 2015 it developed an emoji-only passcode, enabling customers to log into their financial services app using only emojis. David Webber, managing director of Intelligent Environments, said: “With cashless payment methods such as contactless, direct debits and Apple Pay, it’s unsurprising we lose track of spending, so we decided to solve this by enabling smart devices to manage our overspending for us. ...
Banks await decision on proposals to cap overdraft charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 06:00:28 AM
....”. The big four have already attempted to head off radical measures by setting up a current account switch service (Cass) in September 2013, which shifts direct debit mandates and regular payments to a new bank within seven working days. ...
Sort out your home budget before next crisis strikes image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 12:01:00 AM
....”. Setting up monthly direct debits for things such as utilities can help you avoid missed bills that could trigger extra charges and harm your credit record, as well as easing the burden of planning payments. ...
The Crusader: How to combat a hitch when switching energy firms image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . If you build up any credit above £200 ask for it back and for your direct debit to be cut. ...
Don’t have a burglar alarm? Your home insurance policy may be invalid image
.... LV= staff have claimed that they told us about the change, but we didn’t see it. We pay by direct debit and had no reason to scrutinise [the renewals] particularly as nothing has changed from our end. ...
A disconnect with Vodafone over my sister’s mental illness image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 06:00:20 AM
.... I was told she had been cut off as she’d exceeded her data allowance and owed £360 in excess charges. I spent an hour being passed from operator to operator, firstly to set up a direct debit to pay off the debt in instalments, and then to try to increase her data allowance to stop this happening again. ...

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