Manchester City ‘step up pursuit of Jack Grealish by opening transfer negotiations with Aston Villa’

Manchester City step up their pursuit of Jack Grealish by opening transfer negotiations with Aston Villa over £100m-rated playmaker as England star gears up for crunch talks over his future with the club’s hierarchy City boss Pep Guardiola has long admired the 25-year-old England international Aston Villa are holding out for £100m and have no … Read more

Call for banks to reveal refund rates in transfer fraud

Banks urged to come clean over how often they reimburse customers who fall victim to money transfer scams By Toby Walne, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:50 BST, 22 May 2021 | Updated: 10:58 BST, 23 May 2021 Banks are being urged to come clean about how often they reimburse customers who fall victim to … Read more

Twitter post showing man asking mate to transfer £2 after buying him a Jägermeister goes viral

Man is branded ‘disgraceful’ for asking friend who he bought a Jägermeister for on a night out to transfer him £2 – but others argue ‘those bills have got to be paid’ Scott Lansbury, from Northumberland, bought friend Jägermeister on night out Screenshot of text exchange next day showed he asked him: ‘Got that coin?’  … Read more

Twitter post showing man asking mate to transfer £2 after buying him a Jägermeister goes viral

Man is branded ‘disgraceful’ for asking friend who he bought a Jägermeister for on a night out to transfer him £2 – but others argue ‘those bills have got to be paid’ Scott Lansbury, from Northumberland, bought friend Jägermeister on night out Screenshot of text exchange next day showed he asked him: ‘Got that coin?’  … Read more

Bank transfer scam victims still fail to get their money back

Losses to bank transfer fraud rose 5 per cent last year to nearly £480million as criminals cashed in on the coronavirus pandemic, but victims continued to be left out of pocket more than half of the time. Cases of so-called authorised push payment scams rose 22 per cent to just under 150,000 in 2020, according … Read more

Balance transfer credit cards: Interest-free deals continue to increase

Balance transfer bounce back continues: Banks boost 0% terms after credit card availability hit an all-time low There are now 59 balance transfer deals and 56 purchase deals available  Although below pre-pandemic levels these are more than were around in 2020  Banks have increased their interest-free term lengths since the start of the year This … Read more

Tech boss built money transfer giant and is ready to float Wise

Smart money: Kristo Kaarmann could become a billionaire from a float At first glance, Kristo Kaarmann looks like a typical tech entrepreneur. He is sitting in his spare room in Hackney, wearing a sweater emblazoned with his company’s new name: Wise.  The original brand – Transferwise – was ditched last month because Kaarmann, chief executive, … Read more

Why was I left waiting for a £5,000 transfer from Barclays for months?

A Barclays customer was left without £5,000 for months after the bank closed a dormant savings account last March but simply failed to hand her back the money until January. Loretta Marshall, not her real name, from Worcestershire, had a savings account with the bank which went dormant last year after she had not touched … Read more

Balance transfer credit cards: Some banks boost interest-free deals

Banks have brought back or boosted balance transfer deals over the last month as they loosen the lending taps, but borrowers looking to clear their debts still have less choice than ever before. MBNA, Sainsbury’s Bank and Virgin Money all lengthened the interest-free terms on some of their cards, while the supermarket lender also reopened … Read more

Best balance transfer cards: TSB has longest term of 29 months

Warning to those in debt as 0% balance transfer credit card terms shrink: TSB now has longest deal at 29 months but others come without a fee The longest 0% period for balance transfer credit cards is now 29 months  Longest interest-free period was up to 39 months in November 2017  TSB credit card tops the … Read more