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Financial scams skyrocket by 50% in first half of 2016 - keep your info safe

Financial fraud has skyrocketed year-on-year with more than one million incidents reported in the first half of 2016

MBNA credit card holders may face extra interest as payment date is extended

MBNA credit card holders paying monthly interest on their debt could end up paying more from October

First-time buyer bonuses under Lifetime ISAs to come at exchange, after Help to Buy controversy

First-time buyers will be able to get a state bonus towards a first home when they exchange under the LISA scheme

Bank of England holds base rate at 0.25%

The Bank of England today kept the base rate at 0.25% – resisting temptation to make further changes to the rate

Revealed: The lenders STILL to pass on last month's base rate cut

At least seven lenders have yet to cut their SVRs following last month's base rate cut, as further changes are mulled

Plastic £5 notes available from today – but can you use them in ticket machines?

The plastic fiver enters circulation today amid promises it'll be stronger and more secure than its paper predecessor

Regulator asks lenders to explain why they haven't passed on base rate savings

Mortgage lenders that have not yet passed on base rate savings to their customers could attract the attention of the FCA

Banks must take action over contactless card security flaw, says leading MP

A leading MP has said banks must do more to protect customers after MSE revealed a major contactless card security flaw

Contactless card fraud warning: Crooks can use them MONTHS after cancellation

A theft victim discovered crooks using his contactless card EIGHT months later, even though it was cancelled

Landmark legal claim seeking £14bn refund for UK consumers filed against Mastercard

A landmark damages claim against Mastercard that could put £100s in the pockets of millions has been filed

Lifetime ISA on track for April 2017 launch

The Government is sticking by previous proposals to launch a Lifetime ISA in April 2017

Overdraft overhaul doesn't go far enough, warns Treasury Committee

A report ordering monthly unarranged overdraft fees to be capped has been criticised for not going far enough