All articles by Ellie Chambers

Ellie Chambers

HSBC UK slammed for closing Muslim organisations’ bank accounts in “Islamophobic” move

HSBC UK has come under fire for writing to Muslim organisations warning their bank accounts will be closed, in a move condemned as “Islamophobic”.

iPhone 6 payments rumour round-up – The truths, the half-truths, and the not-at-all truths

Mystery is an integral part of the Apple brand, one that the company carefully preserves with its notoriously media-shy approach and its tendency to drip-feed information to iPhone aficionados – a process that frequent leaks may or may not play a deliberate role in, writes Ellie Chambers

PayPal UK to launch cash advances for small businesses

PayPal UK is further encroaching on the high street banks’ territory by launching cash advances for business customers.

Raphaels Bank and UK Post Office launch prepaid card

Raphaels Bank and the UK Post Office have launched a prepaid MasterCard to provide an alternative to credit and debit cards.

Westpac trials mobile payments in New Zealand using HCE

Westpac is trialling mobile payments using host card emulation (HCE) in New Zealand, the first bank in the country to do so.

Customers left cash-strapped after second Nationwide outage in month

Customers of UK building society Nationwide were locked out of their accounts after scheduled overnight maintenance overran, the building society’s second outage in a month.

New competition watchdog announces investigation into current accounts

Britain’s high-street banks are facing an 18-month investigation by the UK’s new competition watchdog, focussed on banking services for small businesses and current accounts.

TfL and Raphaels Bank team up for Euro cash points

Transport for London (TfL) has teamed up with Raphaels bank to launch a network of cash points at underground stations dispensing both sterling and Euros.

FCA to curb UK payday lenders high interest rates

Britain’s banking watchdog has announced new rules to curb the high rates of interest that payday lenders are notorious for.

The Family Building Society enters UK lending market

The first new UK building society for thirty years has launched, becoming the latest new entrant to challenge the dominance of the five biggest lenders.