New research from NS&I has revealed that 14% of Britons (7 million people) think they may have lost track of a financial product, highlighting the staggering amount of money left dormant with UK financial services providers. And it’s not just savings accounts, with a fifth (20%) admitting there is a possibility that they have lost…

Latest figures from Worldpay show that contactless transactions have overtaken chip and pin payments for the first time in the UK, as consumers embrace more convenient forms of payment. Contactless usage jumped by 30% in the past year to become the most popular form of card payment for in-store transactions. This trend has continued into the second…

Leading figures from a number of banks, building societies and other financial institutions have been provided with an update on the progress of the new Image Clearing System (ICS) for cheques, twelve months since its introduction across the UK. Delegates heard a variety of presentations at the 4th Annual Cheque Imaging & Remote Deposit Capture…

UK Finance, the trade organisation representing around 300 firms in the finance and banking industry operating in the UK, has today announced the appointment of David Postings, Global Chief Executive, Bibby Financial Services and Mark Barnett, President of Mastercard UK, Ireland, Nordics & Baltics, to its Board. David and Mark will be joining the 22-strong…

Payment company Ingenico has today a partnership with European payments company, Trustly, that will enable customers in Europe to make secure online transactions directly from their bank account. The collaboration will see Ingenico expand its range of online payment solutions and enhance its position in 26 European countries, with online banking payment method now integrated into…

The Treasury Committee has published its response to the Household Finances Report from July. Commenting on the response, Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP, Chair of the Treasury Committee, said “In its report, the Committee expressed concern about the over-zealous debt collection practices of public authorities. The Government’s rehashing of existing policies in its response adds…

More than half (53%) of the medium-sized and large businesses in the UK use a bank for international payments potentially costing them more than £426 million a year in currency costs, according to foreign-exchange and treasury management specialist Centtrip. Centtrip’s survey of 500 medium-sized and large companies has revealed that on average each spent £978,000…

Consumer spending across a wide range of UK business sectors is being restricted due to low awareness levels around the availability of point-of-sale credit options. The figures come from a new research report, which found that if consumers didn’t have the immediate funds to purchase something they wanted, just 6% would think to check if…

More than a quarter of UK consumers would be happy for service providers to share their personal data with other suppliers or third parties, according to new research. The findings were reported in a study completed by outsourced customer contact specialist Echo Managed Services. The company surveyed 1,000 UK residents on their knowledge and attitudes to debt and asked…

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