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Mortgage rates at historic lows – can you save?

Many people can slash £1,000's a year off their mortgage costs, so everyone should check if they can save now

5 million RBS & NatWest savers to be switched to low-paying accounts

Five million NatWest and RBS customers will be switched to new accounts in January paying well below the best buys

Amazon credit card customer? You can't earn loyalty points from October

Amazon credit card customers should consider switching to another reward card, as they won't earn Amazon loyalty points

TSB Enhance customer? Consider switching now as rates are to be slashed

500,000 TSB customers with its Enhance current account should consider switching now, as the bank is cutting rates

Student loan interest rates to fall from September, but fewer graduates eligible to defer

Graduates will pay less interest on their student loans from September, but fewer people will be able to defer

Unemployment drops sharply – so are interest rates set to rise?

Unemployment has fallen to 7.1% – close to the figure which will be used to decide whether interest rates rise

Nationwide unveils interest-free overdraft, 5% credit interest current account

This makes the Nationwide FlexDirect account one of the top current accounts on the market, but it can be beaten

Barclays' PPI mis-selling bill up to £2.6 billion

The banking giant will set aside a further £600 million for redress to cover mis-sold payment protection insurance

Mortgages tumble below 2%... if you've got the deposit

Tesco Bank has today launched a two-year fix at 1.99% while First Direct has launched a five-year fix at 2.99%

Base rate held and no further QE

Bank of England policymakers decided against unleashing further emergency support for the recovery today

George Osborne upbeat despite growth fears

The Chancellor insists there are "positive signs" for the economy despite a think-tank downgrading its growth forecast

Bank of England base rate unchanged at 0.5%

The Bank of England refrained from unleashing further emergency support for the economy today