New M&S Bank current account hits the shelves

Today M&S Bank launches its new mass market current account, another example of challenger banks offering customers a credible alternative to the often criticized high street banks. The likes of Metro Bank and Post Office may still be in the early throes of rolling out their bank
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TSB Classic Plus bank account pays 5% on credit balances but is it right for you?

Barely a week after the details of the new M&S bank current account were published, TSB has joined the bank switching fray with its new Classic Plus account , available from the end of March, paying a headline 5% interest rate on credit balances. The 5% rate is restricted to balan
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M&S takes on high street banks with new mass market current account

Andrew Hagger of Moneycomms.co.uk looks at the new M&S Bank account planned for launch this summer. Since the current switching service and guarantee was launched last September there’s been a slight uptick in the number of people moving banks, but that could all change this sum
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Fed up with your bank and want to find a better current account?

With the new Current Account Switch Service four months old and running smoothly there’s even less of an excuse to up sticks and move your bank account if you’re fed up with your current provider. Too many people have put up with sub-standard service for too long, but now it’s
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What’s your back up in case of a winter emergency?

The variation in charges for borrowing £400 to cover an unexpected emergency for just one month is far wider than many people realise, from a wallet draining £131 for the ‘quick and easy’ payday loan option, to less than £5 with low rate credit cards from Sainsbury’s Bank, MB
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Current Account Switching – Overdraft Comparison

** monthly charge of £2 for this account (but cashback paid on some direct debits) Research via provider websites by Moneycomms 29.07.2013
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Current Account Switching – Picking the Right Account

Hopefully the combination of the quicker switching process and the new customer guarantee launching on 16th September will be the catalyst to get more people to ditch their bank account in search of something more suitable. However, although increased speed of transfer will be the pus
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This new FlexPlus bank account looks a great value all round package

Here are my thoughts on the impressive new Nationwide FlexPlus packaged current account which is launched on Monday 11th March. Even though there is still a lot of negative comment around the value of packaged accounts and the way they have been sold, this latest deal from Nationwid
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5% credit interest on the Nationwide FlexDirect Current account – how does it stack up?

The Nationwide Building Society FlexDirect Account has been given a major overhaul from 1st March 2013 with improved terms for credit interest and overdraft charges. Customers opening the account will now benefit from 12 months free for authorised overdrafts. On top of this the daily
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What’s your back up in case of a financial emergency?

Andrew Hagger of Moneycomms.co.uk looks at the potential cost of not being prepared in case an unexpected expense arises. Continuing economic pressures and stubborn inflation means increasing numbers of people are struggling to balance the family budget and have little or no emergency
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