Money Insider: Don't like your bank? Then leave it and find a current account that works for you

Despite a concerted advertising campaign from the banks, including the offer of a £100 cash incentive from some, most of us stick with the bank account we chose when we left university or started work.

Donald MacInnes: See the World Cup final in style for just £11,000 and a bruised conscience

Although I have some telekinetic powers, being able to move objects around the living room (as long as they weigh less than 10kg) and also levitate my own personal body for anything up to four minutes (depending what I have had for dinner), my special gifts do not, sadly, extend to being able to see into the future.

Npower and Scottish Power complaints leap as energy giants report billing problems

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Derek Pain: It's time to speak up for the 'little guy' investor

I have often thought that private investors need a campaigning voice representing their interests. A number of organisations have appeared over the more than half-a-century I have been chronicling the goings-on in the City, but few have made an impact.

Simon Read: They do what they want. It's time to bring banks to heel

I wrote earlier this week of my anger at the banks and building societies that rip us off by quietly reducing the interest rates on deposit accounts.

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City regulator says existing customers suffer worst rates

Bargain Hunter: Eurostar offers child fares for £1 each way to Paris, Brussels and Lille

From next Wednesday Eurostar will offer child fares for just £1 each way to Paris, Brussels and Lille throughout August.

Consumers given power to choose a green deal

How would you like to be able to choose how your electricity is made and even where it come from? It may sound futuristic and fanciful but the independent supplier Co-operative Energy has made it a reality this week.

Mark Dampier: A safe harbour if the market recovery has overreached itself

We are now five years into a market recovery. This is long in the tooth by historical standards, according to James Harries, co-manager of the Newton Real Return Fund and lead manager of the Newton Global Higher Income Fund. In his view, the upturn has been driven by policy initiatives from central banks across the globe, rather than by any real economic recovery.

Co-operative Energy looks to future with User Chooser

How would you like to be able to decide what energy source and even the precise generator that the energy you use in your home comes from? It may sound futuristic and fanciful but independent supplier Co-operative Energy is making it a reality.

Putting money under the bed is a great idea

Long-term readers will recall my rage at discovering that my savings account – which, admittedly only contained a couple of hundred pounds – had been changed behind my back to pay interest of 0.1 per cent.

Savers are being ripped off by banks, says City watchdog

The City watchdog confirmed yesterday what millions of savers have known for years – that we’re being ripped off by our banks. How? The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has concluded that banks penalise loyal customers with lower interest rates.

Bargain Hunter: Cheap tickets to Legoland if you buy the film with clicks

Buy The Lego Movie at the online service Blinkbox and you'll get half-price tickets to Legoland Windsor and 500 Tesco Clubcard points.

British Gas repays £1m for mis-sold deals

British Gas was yesterday forced to pay back £1m to its customers after mis-selling them energy deals.

Mark Dampier: Bond fund has suffered with low rates but should bounce back

I have remarked a number of times how the 2008 financial crisis has been tortuously difficult for many fund managers to navigate. Indeed, it is ongoing, in my view.

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