Let all banks share abandoned high street branches, says Ceeney

Natalie Ceeney, the country’s leading authority on the damage done to communities when banks and cash machines close, says the Government and regulator have just ‘months left’ to introduce rules that will safeguard nationwide access to cash. Failure to act swiftly, she says, will leave hundreds of communities up and down the country facing an … Read more

Banks poised to call back billions in Covid loans

Fears for small firms as banks prepare to claw back billions in Covid loans HSBC, NatWest, Barclays and Lloyds have begun sending letters to customers  Banks are allocating hundreds of extra staff to spearhead the recovery efforts They have handed out more than £75bn to 1.6m firms under Government scheme By Helen Cahill and Emma … Read more

MP calls for investigation after banks refuse mortgages for workers furloughed the month prior

MPs are demanding an investigation after it emerged leading High Street banks are refusing mortage applications for furloughed workers. The claims directly go against promises made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak that people using the governement support scheme would not be blacklisted by lenders.   High Street banks including NatWest, Nationwide and Lloyds admit they reject mortgage and … Read more

Tyra Banks WILL return as host of Dancing With The Stars for season 30, ABC confirms

Tyra Banks WILL return as host of Dancing With The Stars for season 30, ABC confirms By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com Published: 00:03 BST, 31 March 2021 | Updated: 00:11 BST, 31 March 2021 She replaced beloved longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews on season 29 of Dancing With The Stars. And on Tuesday, … Read more

Hedge fund crisis wipes billions off value of big banks after Viacom share price fall

Billions of pounds have been wiped off the value of big banks after a meltdown at a hedge fund. Credit Suisse and Nomura of Japan face a huge hit to their profits after bets placed by their client, Archegos Capital, turned sour. The crisis could cause major losses for British investors exposed through ISAs, pensions … Read more

the small banks with happiest customers

Dealing with customer complaints and queries major challenge for banks over past 12 months – and the smaller ones have the happiest customers By Jeff Prestridge, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:52 BST, 27 March 2021 | Updated: 22:36 BST, 27 March 2021 Great service: New mobile bank Starling has delivered service par excellence Dealing … Read more

Hilary Duff seems to announce birth as she shares snap of daughter Banks saying she’s a ‘big sister’

Hilary Duff appears to announce she’s given birth to baby number three as she shares snap of daughter Banks saying she’s a ‘big sister’ By Kelby Vera For Dailymail.com Published: 02:41 GMT, 27 March 2021 | Updated: 02:41 GMT, 27 March 2021 Hilary Duff appeared to announce she’d welcomed her third child as she shared … Read more

Is your Santander branch closing? Lender closing 111 UK banks

Is your Santander branch closing? Spanish-owned lender closing 111 banks across the UK by the end of August as it claims customers are switching to online Full list of 111 Santander branches closing this year can be viewed here Sites in New Malden, Surbiton, Sale and Twickenham among many being axed Number of jobs at … Read more

Small banks urge Bank boss to help them inject £28bn

Lenders urge Andrew Bailey to relax tough rules on small banks to unleash an extra £28bn of lending By Emma Dunkley, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 March 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 20 March 2021 Lenders have urged Andrew Bailey to relax tough rules on small banks to unleash an extra £28billion … Read more

Banks pull together to stay open with shared branches

Banks pull together to stay open: Britain’s first shared branches set to open their doors this spring By Victoria Bischoff for the Daily Mail Published: 00:05 GMT, 17 March 2021 | Updated: 00:05 GMT, 17 March 2021 Britain’s first shared bank branches are set to open their doors this spring. Mass branch closures have left … Read more