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What's the reward for changing bank?

The introduction of the 7-Day switch service back in September last year has not only made changing bank accounts quicker, it's attracted a raft of new deals which has made it more profitable too. From cashback to high rates of interest and linked preferential savings deals, here's a round-up of the best incentives for changing your bank account to a different provider. Read More

Les Roberts, 24 April 2014

 
 

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