Tag Archives: savings

Killing you softly – Barclays and Standard Life Bank

When Standard Life Bank first launched we were big fans. It was one of the first with flexible mortgages – Freestyle – and we took one of those out with it, with the majority of the transaction being completed quickly and easily online and over the phone. We also opened a number of its Direct Access […]

Why the financial services industry wants a base rate change…

Yesterday’s Money Mail article on savings rates cuts made me think about how many in the marketing departments of banks and building societies must be longing for a Bank of England Base Rate change. Why?  Because rate changes it make it easier to reprice their new and existing product ranges to gain margin “unobtrusively”. The […]

Brand new savings customers only please

Is it any wonder that we’ve fallen out of love with saving – when banks and building societies are still abusing their existing savings customers to give a better deal to new customers. Why do providers treat their customers so shabbily? It happened to me, despite the fact that I work in financial services and […]