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Current account switching war heats up

Banks and building societies are offering larger cash bonuses than ever to tempt people into switching current accounts. Nationwide and Halifax have both upped their switching incentives in recent weeks....

Is your bank changing your sort code? Find out what it means for you

Almost one million banking customers are being contacted to have their sort codes and account numbers changed as the UK’s biggest banks begin the process of ‘ring-fencing’ their accounts. The process...

Ask an expert: ‘How do I work out how much vehicle excise duty I pay?’

Every week, our money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I understand that the vehicle excise duty...

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Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for your finances?

This afternoon’s Queen’s Speech included pledges to improve the energy, property and car insurance markets.  The speech failed to include future plans for the state pension. The Conservative party had...

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Pound falls: How to get the best exchange rate

The value of the pound has dipped amid the uncertainty of a hung parliament, just as many Brits prepare for their summer holidays abroad. Following the result of the general...

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CPI soars: 4 ways to help your savings beat inflation

Inflation has risen to a four-year high, hitting 2.9%. As prices continue to creep upwards, how can you protect your savings? The latest Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figure increased by 0.2%...

Zopa’s innovative finance Isa, paying projected 6.1%, to launch on 15 June

Zopa’s long-awaited innovative finance Isa (Ifisa) will be made available to existing customers on Thursday 15 June, but it won’t be protected by the company’s Safeguard scheme.  The Isa, offering...

Travel cover payouts hit £1m a day: how to find the best insurance

Britain’s holidaymakers received travel insurance payouts worth £1m a day in 2016, with more than half of all claims paid out for medical expenses while abroad, new research has revealed. Figures...

Should you stash your savings in a credit union?

RetailCURE, a credit union for retail workers, has launched a market-leading savings deal on balances up to £15,000 – but does this new offer beat a savings account? Savers eligible...

New plastic Scottish £10 note featuring Sir Walter Scott revealed

The design of the new polymer Scottish £10 note has been unveiled by the Bank of Scotland. The note, due to come into circulation this Autumn, will feature the same...

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