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Banks backing Zapp payment system

  •  16 Jan, 2014
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Five UK banks and building societies have signed up to the new Zapp mobile payments service for smartphones and tablets.

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Current account switching soars

  •  16 Jan, 2014
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More than 3,000 customers a day have been switching their current account since a guarantee was launched to make changing banks easier, new figures show.

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Real-time data for payday lenders

  •  15 Jan, 2014
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Payday loan firms including Wonga are to start using a new "real-time" information sharing service about consumers' borrowing habits.

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Inflation rate falls to two per cent

  •  14 Jan, 2014
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An easing in the rate of increase for food prices last month helped inflation tumble to two per cent for the first time in four years.

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Blog: Why holidaying in a stranger’s home beats a hotel

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Put off by over-priced hotels on a recent trip to New York, journalist Claire Rees used travel rental website Airbnb to book a place to stay. But how did she get on?

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Payday lenders attacked for charges

  •  13 Jan, 2014
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Payday lender Wonga has defended itself after being accused of over-the-top fees for those who default on loans.

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Post Office extends current account

  •  13 Jan, 2014
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Customers will soon be able to open current accounts at dozens more Post Office branches following the success of a pilot scheme, it has been announced.

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How £10 a month could save you £405 on your credit card bill

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Paying only a few pounds extra per month off your credit card bill could save you hundreds of pounds in interest, a new Confused.com calculator shows.

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Review: Nationwide Select credit card offers 2% cashback

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Nationwide has quadrupled the rate of cashback on its Select credit card from 0.5 to 2 per cent. We take a closer look.

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Brits set finance goals for 2014

  •  08 Jan, 2014
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Half of Brits have their heart set on a dream holiday in 2014 although many people continue to have money worries, a new survey suggests.

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