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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.

Scammers siphon off £15k from pensioner’s bank account

An elderly pensioner ended up losing a massive £15,000 from their bank accounts after criminals scammed the victim over the telephone.

Thieving bank teller avoids jail time after stealing £2,000

A thieving former bank teller caught stealing nearly $2,000 from branch customers somehow avoided bank time, instead being hit with 300 hours of unpaid work.

FCA says seven-day switching needs more support

The new seven-day switching rules that allow consumers to give one bank the boot and join another need more support, says the Financial Conduct Authority.

HSBC shutters bank accounts of UK nationals in Jersey

Because the Universe decided that HSBC isn’t quite hated enough by the world, the bank has decided to begin shuttering accounts of UK nationals in Jersey.

Nearly 2m Brits going without any sort of bank account

Business banking news review: week ending 12 March 2015 If the Financial Inclusion Commission is to believed, nearly 2 million Brits are going without any sort of personal or business bank account right now. According to the FIC’s latest figures, these individuals are truly running the risk of being disconnected from what the commission calls […]

Fearful, cowardly banks freezing accounts of charities

British charities working in conflict zones are having their business bank accounts closed left and right thanks to fearful, and cowardly banking providers.

Yorkshire BS complains new switching rules not doing enough

Yorkshire Building Society complained this week that the new rules put into place to make it easier for customers to switch bank accounts aren’t doing enough.

Two RBS banks join the 21st century with thumb print sensors

Two Royal Bank of Scotland group banks, RBS and NatWest, have forged ahead into the 21st century by adopting thumb print reading technology from Apple.

Barclays forces current account switches on its customers

Countless Barclays customers are furious after being informed that they’re being forced into an unwanted and unsolicited switch to a different current account.

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