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Watch for large transaction fees, high commission charges and poor exchange rates, says Chiara Cavaglieri
Cornwall is getting its own travel card. Mark Piesing tries it out
Q. I have serious difficulties with The Co-operative Bank. I have power of attorney on behalf of my husband for whom I opened a bank account in 2007. I have had to supply the power of attorney documents three times to The Co-operative Bank. I am still awaiting a debit card for this account.
Figures reveal debit card transactions are the most popular form of spending
Food stamps are the symbol of poverty in the US. In the era of the credit crunch, a record 28 million Americans are now relying on them to survive – a sure sign the world's richest country faces economic crisis
If you're buying foreign currency, be wary; charges can add a lot to the cost of a holiday.
If banks and major retailers have their way, notes and coins may soon be redundant, says David Prosser