Packaged current accounts: Was yours useless in the pandemic?

There were more than 25,000 complaints about packaged bank accounts last year as Britons were left with monthly fees for perks rendered useless by the pandemic. Customers of the likes of Halifax, NatWest and Nationwide Building Society are charged upwards of £10 a month for additional benefits like breakdown cover, travel and mobile phone insurance … Read more

Proof a cash machine can help boost businesses

Proof a cash machine can help boost businesses: In one community, a brand new free-to-use ATM was installed last month – and shopkeepers say it’s already boosted local trade Thanks to requests from local firms and residents along Bishopthorpe Road, a high street just outside York’s city walls, a new cash machine was installed  Since … Read more

The banks that grow trees as well as your savings

The banks that grow trees as well as your savings: NS&I to launch new ‘green’ account this summer Oxbury Bank’s Forest Saver account funds woodland creation projects  Gatehouse Bank has launched a range of Green Saver fixed-rate bonds and Isas  Triodos Bank lends your money to environmental, cultural and social projects  By Sylvia Morris For The … Read more

Markets addicted to inflationary monetary policy have central banks over a barrel

Markets addicted to inflationary monetary policy have central banks over a barrel, says ADRIAN LOWERY: So savers face negative real interest rates for years to come By Adrian Lowery for Thisismoney.co.uk Published: 07:47 BST, 16 April 2021 | Updated: 07:47 BST, 16 April 2021 Global markets have got central banks over a barrel.  Both bond … Read more