16 April 2018
The importance of clear customer communications in Open Banking
API? TPP? PSD2? Providers are struggling to communicate Open Banking to consumers simply.
3 June 2016
Will the CMA report make any difference to the problems with our banks?
The CMA's two year inquiry into retail banking is nearing an end. It includes some useful suggestions to help consumers, but looks unlikely to increase the amount of switching.
4 January 2016
How I finally paid no bank charges on my holidays
Extortionate bank fees have been ripping off holidaymakers for years. But it's finally easy as pie to avoid them.
22 October 2015
Is this the beginning of a new era for our banks?
The Competition & Markets Authority has published its interim report into the retail banking sector. But are its ideas good enough - and will they ever see the light of day?
14 October 2015
Computer says no
Banks that don't invest in good IT systems can wave goodbye to any aspirations they have to offer good customer service.
14 September 2015
Santander: Simple, personal and not very fair
Now that Santander has lured several hundred thousand people to sign up to its 123 current account and credit card, it's putting the fees up 150%. It's a gutless move from a company that has made little progress in changing its culture.
11 September 2015
TSB’s struggle to shake up the banking sector
TSB's latest 5% current account deal is unlikely to give it the traction it's looking for as Britain's leading challenger bank.
1 September 2015
What’s the right way to advertise loans?
Lending money is one of the most important services that banks offer. But it can also be one of the most lethal. So should advertising be banned?
13 August 2015
The apps that help you avoid hefty bank charges
Banks still charge far too much for sending your money overseas, or using your card abroad. But a handful of new apps are providing the much needed challenge which should bring charges down for everyone.
29 July 2015
Can Atom Bank live up to its own hype?
Atom Bank has an engaging website and is counting down to its launch later in the year. It makes bold promises about being different to other banks - but does it amount to any more than good marketing?