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Digital Bank Atom Eyes Full Range of Business Bank Accounts

Atom Bank, the new digital-only challenger, has got its full license from the BoE. Mobile banking, for small biz and retail, is branching out!

Horta-Osório Steals Show at British Banker’s Association Conference

All the big guns attended the Annual Conference; there’s still much work to be done. Next year it’s being called the António Horta-Osório show.

Would Total Transparency Kill Banking Competition?

The EU took centre stage in George Osborne’s Mansion House speech, but was he clear about banking changes the UK needs to affect negotiations?

Mobile banking: disruption on a global scale

Three start-ups are empowering small business owners in developing nations to manage their finances on their phone where traditional banking is off limits.

Independence Remains a Strong Motivator for SME Borrowing in 2015

At first glance, the half-and-half figures of small business borrowing don’t tell the whole story. Those tapping into bank funding are growing.

Taking the Bank out of Bank Holiday: bonus or just gross?

Following the success of the May Day bank holiday opening sortie, RBS/Natwest are opening again on Whit Monday. Is there any need?

World’s Local Bank Pledges £8bn to UK SMEs

HSBC has pledged £8bn to UK Small Business. £400k each to Manchester and Birmingham, £7.2bn across another 41 locations. Now that’s a green light!

Economic Crisis fault of Banks, not Labour Government claim

Are the Conservatives fighting the Election on misguided information about the Banking Crises? The consensus is, yes they are.

Current account deals that make you think about switching

Industry figures show that 1.1 million people have switched bank providers in 2014 and more than 300,000 of those moved to just two – Halifax and Santander.

Bank offers cashback current account for those bad at maths

If you’re notoriously bad at maths there’s a new current account that’s just for you: Barclays’ new Blue Rewards account, which takes as much as it gives.

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