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Douglas Blakely

Prepaid Summit: Europe 2015 Awards – final call for nominations

It’s that time of the year again – and I need your help.

Be careful what you wish for

Another year – and more of the same. The received wisdom among UK politicians, the consumer press, analysts, regulators and the vendor community is that 1: there is inadequate competition in UK retail banking; 2: current account switching rates remain stubbornly low: 3 what we need is more new banking start-ups and 4: to encourage this, the barriers to entry for new players ought to be reduced.