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Oli Collins

Oli Collins

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Oli is a writer for Finder UK. He writes guides, features and news about a range of topics, including banking, credit cards, mortgages and personal loans. He studies English Literature at the University of Sussex, and in his spare time enjoys cycling and playing the guitar, though not necessarily at the same time.

Latest articles by Oli Collins

25 articles written by this author

PayPal Mobile review

What PayPal Mobile lacks in quirky, distinctive features, it makes up for in name recognition and sheer functionality of the features that it does offer.

Oli Collins 5 September 2019
PayPal Mobile review

Bank of Scotland mobile banking review

The fifth-oldest bank in the UK, Bank of Scotland has a unique history, but how does it fare in the modern world? We've had a look at its mobile banking app.

Oli Collins 5 September 2019
Bank of Scotland mobile banking review

Pingit app review

Owned by Barclays, mobile payment app Pingit provides a way to send money instantly and effortlessly using just a UK mobile number.

Oli Collins 5 September 2019
Pingit app review

mybarclaycard app review

We've taken a look at the mybarclaycard mobile app, which is Barclaycard's contribution to the emergent mobile banking app market.

Oli Collins 5 September 2019
mybarclaycard app review

smile app review October 2019

The UK's first digital bank, smile is known for its role in past technological innovations in banking. While it was on the cutting edge of banking in the late 90s, is it still today?

Oli Collins 23 July 2019
smile app review October 2019

Tesco Bank app review October 2019

While something of a juggernaut in the groceries and traditional banking sectors, Tesco Bank doesn't have quite the same aptitude for digital banking. Its app does comfortably hold its own against HSBC, TSB and first direct, but nevertheless it lags far behind the leaders in the sector, like Starling, Monzo and Revolut.

Oli Collins 23 July 2019
Tesco Bank app review October 2019

TSB app review October 2019

We take a look at TSB's mobile banking app, which has a lot of work to do if it wants to challenge the big beasts of digital banking such as Monzo, Barclays and Starling.

Oli Collins 23 July 2019
TSB app review October 2019

first direct app review October 2019

While not in the digital banking big leagues, first direct's app offers a reliable, easy way to manage your first direct accounts. Given the bank's innovative history, though, you might have expected a stronger showing in the brave new world of digital banking.

Oli Collins 23 July 2019
first direct app review October 2019

HSBC app review

HSBC is something of a household name - in 2018, it was the 7th largest bank in the world. But how does it fare in the emerging digital banking market?

Oli Collins 23 July 2019
HSBC app review

Santander app review October 2019

Santander is a force of nature on the high street. If you're a Santander current account holder, the Santander app is certainly worth a look. If you're not though, you may be better off looking elsewhere as Santander's mobile banking app boasts just a small amount of features compared with other banking apps.

Oli Collins 23 July 2019
Santander app review October 2019
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