Different shoppers have different priorities, but some shops and services are ranked as important across the board.
Our study shows the way bank bosses talk about risk can negatively affect financial stability.
Ex-politician Nigel Farage accused his bank of refusing his business because of his political views.
Research shows banks – especially private banks – have always been concerned about their customers’ social status and respectability.
People from NZ charities and not-for-profits told me volunteers and paid staff can spend months on basic banking processes. But just one ‘golden unicorn’ bank employee can make all the difference.
It’s always a good time to save more, if you can.
Specific savings goals can help increase your pot – but so can advice and confidence with numbers.
Islamic banks must follow Sharia law, and as such take a different approach to traditional Australian banks. They don’t charge interest, and are much more selective about which activities they fund.
Making financial firms more aware of their consumers’ needs could provide much-needed support during the cost of living crisis – and beyond.
Escorts, sex workers and other adult entertainers often do not feel they have the power to challenge debanking.
A cyclist passes by the Bank of Canada building in Ottawa on July 11, 2023.
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An economist explains what the Bank of Canada’s interest rate hike to five per cent means for Canadians.
The UK tried a voluntary code before making banks accountable for scam losses. Australia can learn from that lesson.
Canary Wharf, London.
British banks moved to Canary Wharf in search of space and modern facilities but hybrid working needs could drive banks back to the City of London’s smaller spaces.
Many mortgage borrowers are expecting their repayments to rise rapidly.
Recent measures introduced to help struggling UK homeowners aren’t as helpful as they seem at first.
Mobile money operators using point of sale machines are increasingly popular in Nigeria.
More Nigerians are using mobile money but it is fraught with inherent dangers that must be tackled.
The Bank of Canada recently concluded public consultations where it sought input from Canadians about the possibility of a national digital currency.
While a digital national currency does have the potential to mitigate key financial issues, we cannot ignore the democratic risks such a currency could introduce without safeguards.
Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England, which is widely expected to increase UK interest rates further this year.
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Interest rate hikes are the Bank of England’s main monetary policy weapon against inflation, but they aren’t working.
David Maimon’s cybersecurity research group noticed a flood of checks in underground markets, which opened a window into much broader criminal activity.
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Professor David Maimon describes how his team investigated criminal enterprises on the dark web.
Wearing a protective mask, a dog walker ventures out as heavy smoke from northern Alberta forest fires blankets downtown Calgary on May 16, 2023.
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Canadian financial institutions — banks, pension funds and private equity firms — fund the fossil fuel industry and are therefore helping fuel the climate crisis. Why won’t Ottawa hold them to account?
Discrimination can be hard to pick up.
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New research found that Black and Hispanic people tended to give banks a pass for poor customer service.
The UK retail bank business model has allowed banks to make significant profits as interest rates have risen over the past year.
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has released guidelines for financial institutions to address climate change risks.
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OSFI’s guidelines are a small step towards making financial decision-makers more conscious of their influence on climate outcomes, but there is still work to be done.