Martin Lewis, founder of moneysavingexpert.com Archant You can get paid to switch your bank account to a new provider for no hassle – so what’s stopping you? Martin Lewis of Moneysavingexpert says a banking price war means it could be worth switching accounts to earn some extra cash before Christmas. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphotoFree cash in time for Christmas.There are laws against bribery. Luckily they don’t apply to banks wanting to bung you free money in return for your custom. There’s a banking price war on which means you can earn up to £200 for switching account. So take a bribe, and get some extra cash in the kitty before Christmas. And don’t just do this for the money. I get more complaints about banks than any other sector apart from energy, yet people loyally stick with the perpetrators for years. If that’s you, start switching. Many of the accounts that pay have decent service too.Switching is easy, they do it all for you. Before … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert: Get some extra cash in the Christmas kitty by switching bank accounts
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Opening a bank account is a difficult thing to do at the best of times, and downright frustrating at the worst. You need specific ID documents, like a passport, and a proof of address, such as a council tax or energy bill. But, you don’t have these documents unless you own or rent a property. And to do that, you need a bank account. What do you do then? Say, you’re a refugee in the UK, or a recent immigrant that has moved for work, or one of the UK’s 300,000 homeless population? That’s why challenger bank Monzo has launched a new initiative aimed at improving access to financial services for everyone. Why Monzo wants to help the UK’s unbanked Participating in society starts with a bank account. Otherwise, you can’t find a place to rent, get a mobile phone, or be paid officially for work. To open a normal Monzo account you need a form of photo ID like a driving license. Then, you take six-second video of yourself to prove you … [Read more...] about The challenger bank working to give bank accounts to UK’s homeless
Jay Reeves and Kim Chandler, Associated Press Updated 11:14 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2018 Now Playing: The lynchings that killed thousands of people and terrorized generations of blacks in the U.S. are solemnly commemorated in a new memorial in Alabama's capital city. **Warning: Graphic Images** (April 23) Media: Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947. He was shot to death by a white neighbor, according to news accounts at the time, and the shooter was never prosecuted. But Bolling's name is now listed among thousands on a new memorial for victims of hate-inspired lynchings that terrorized generations of U.S. blacks. Daughter Josephine Bolling McCall is anxious to see the monument, located about 20 miles … [Read more...] about New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal
Amazon is reportedly looking at getting into the retail banking space. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is contemplating launching a new checking account that would cater to young people and “the unbanked” — those defined as having struggled to gain access to traditional financial services. Although not expected, there are three reasons why this move isn’t particularly shocking. Firstly, Amazon has fingers in a lot of pies — not just online retail, but also web services, payment processing, logistics, and more. What’s another? Especially in an industry that’s renowned for its excesses and the ludicrous profits. That brings me nicely onto my second point: there’s a lot of money to be made in the world of financial services. In 2014, the top thousand global banks made an incredible $920 billion in profit. That’s a huge number, and Amazon undoubtedly wants a piece of it. What makes Amazon’s position so strong is … [Read more...] about Opening a bank is a genius move for Amazon
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43 0 1. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009) Yea, it better be only available through WIFI, at&t's 3G has already turned to sh*t cheers to all those trendy iPhone clones and my grand carrier being slow to revamp their 3G/3.5G [lmao] network. Anyway, this is pretty cool, I've been wanting to hop on the Netflix bandwagon, which is why I just recently re-opened a bank account =] posted on 04 Aug 2009, 13:22 0 7. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009) Not sure why you told us that but...Chances are it would not use WiFi since thats not a Universal template, but you can stream mp4 or 3gp quite fluently with technology over 3g probably just fine i.e mobile youtube...It would be a great incentive to get people in to the data plan is to include Netflix... posted on 04 Aug 2009, 18:02 0 10. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009) When you're bored at work, you say w/e pops up in your head.. posted on 04 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Netflix to offer Watch Instantly feature on the iPhone?