Current accounts news library

  • Focus on: Pocket 125 for switching your bank account to First Direct

    We often keep our eyes peeled for great new deals on savings accounts and credit cards, but rarely stop to think about the benefits that a new current account could bring. But

    Clare Walsh

    Updated: 08 November 2012

  • Five ways to enter 2013 in the black

    Presents and party outfits are already in the shops, and it seems virtually impossible to avoid the countdown to the next big event in the calendar.

    Clare Walsh

    Updated: 01 November 2012

  • When is a current account better than a savings account?

    Stashing your cash in your current account used to be the worst thing you could do if you wanted to earn a decent rate of interest - but now some current accounts offer better

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 17 October 2012

  • Is loyalty really rewarded?

    Savings rates are falling and many current accounts pay next to nothing on credit balances.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 10 October 2012

  • Why Santander's 123 works for me

    Reading about the nuts and bolts of a financial product might be useful but it doesn't stand up to knowing how it actually works in practice.

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 08 October 2012

  • Could a credit union help you?

    Cash-strapped families are turning to new ways of operating their finances in a bid to avoid being caught up in high borrowing costs: Enter the credit union.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 26 September 2012

  • The rising cost of being overdrawn

    If being overdrawn is a way of life for you, now is the time to sit up and take note.  After Santander hiked overdraft rates earlier this year, Lloyds TSB and Halifax wil

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 21 September 2012

  • Focus on: Large bank balance? Now you can earn 4%

    Savers looking for the highest returns on their cash may never have considered simply holding it in a current account. But, in some cases, this could actually prove the best o

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 11 September 2012

  • Contactless payments: What's the state of play?

    Contactless payments have reached a significant milestone, with one million transactions now being made without Chip and PIN every month, according to research.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 29 August 2012

  • Passed your A-levels? Now do your sums for uni

    For hundreds of thousands of school leavers, A-level results day is when they find out whether they have got into the university of their choice.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 15 August 2012

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