Around one in six Britons say they could not afford to have a current account if "free" banking were ended, a study has found.
Some 16% of people said they would be unable to pay a regular fee to hold a bank account, while 81% said they would not pay a small monthly or annual amount, comparison website uSwitch.com found.
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