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Could you pay in a cheque using your phone?

Which? looks at new technology launched today, which will replace the current paper system and allow banks to clear cheques in one working day.

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Open banking: 92% of the public in the dark

New rules on open banking come into force from January 2018, giving you more control over how you share your financial data – but Which? statistics show the vast majority of...

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Revealed: how text message scammers pose as your bank to rip you off

Fraudsters are able to send ‘spoofed’ bank texts with incredible ease, a Which? Money investigation has found – with many landing in previously legitimate message threads due to a quirk...

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Bank transfer fraud: why scammers want to steal your identity

Fraudsters using stolen details to open impostor bank accounts is an increasingly prevalent form of crime. In September, we reported on the tactics criminals are using to commit identity fraud...

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Digital revolution: the tech that could make banking safer

Innovation in banking is shifting at warp speed with the latest smartphones bringing biometrics into the mainstream and a new wave of mobile-only banks gaining traction. But, does technology make...

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ID theft: How bank account fraudsters may steal your identity

It could be easier than you think for fraudsters to open an ‘impostor’ bank account in your name, a Which? Money investigation has found. We ‘data swept’ volunteers and found...

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Scams super-complaint: consumers still at risk one year on

Consumers remain unprotected from losing huge sums of money to bank transfer scams, a year after Which? filed a super-complaint to the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR). Which? research indicates Brits...

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Best and worst financial brands

Revealed: the best and worst financial brands

Nationwide is the UK’s best financial brand for customer satisfaction and complaints handling, according to new analysis from Which? It’s been a good year for the building society, which topped...

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How to get high street discounts through your current account

Several banks are now offering dozens of high street discounts to current account customers. Earlier this month, First Direct joined Barclays, Santander, NatWest and Lloyds among the banks offering cashback...

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Ask an expert: ‘What’s the best debit card to use overseas?’

Every week, Which?’s 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. Years ago, I opened a bank...

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