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August

WHSmith blames 'stock error' after selling tax return guide with 2015 info

WHSmith is to stop selling a book that gives readers outdated guidance on how to fill in their tax return, after a sharp-eyed employee of an accountancy professional body spotted it was based on the rules for 2014-2015

19 August 2019

Aunts, uncles and family friends can now buy Premium Bonds for kids

Aunts, uncles and family friends can buy Premium Bonds for children aged under 16 from today, after the rules were relaxed

19 August 2019

'I claimed back 14 years' worth of council tax for my dad who had a stroke'

A MoneySaver has managed to claim back £14,000 in council tax for her dad – the biggest success we’ve seen in our two-year campaign to raise awareness of the ‘severely mentally impaired’ discount

19 August 2019

EDF to take on failed energy supplier Solarplicity's 7,500 customers

EDF Energy has been appointed by regulator Ofgem to take on Solarplicity's 7,500 domestic customers after the firm stopped trading.

16 August 2019

Halifax to shake up Ultimate Reward account fees – are you a winner or loser?

Halifax is to change the fees it charges on its Ultimate Reward packaged bank account from November, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal. If you spend a lot on your debit card or have a high account balance you could pay less, but many who don't meet the criteria will pay more - we've full info and analysis

16 August 2019

First Direct to scrap £10/month current account fee

First Direct is getting rid of the £10/mth fee on its popular 1st Account current account next month

16 August 2019

Power NI to hike electricity prices by 6%

Northern Ireland's largest energy supplier Power NI is to hike electricity prices by 6.1%, meaning the typical bill for those on its standard tariff will jump by £35/year.

15 August 2019

Metro Bank and First Direct top latest official banking league table

Metro Bank and First Direct have jointly topped the latest official banking service league table, while RBS took the wooden spoon for the third time

15 August 2019

Plusnet to double the price of BT Sport

Plusnet is to double the price of its BT Sport add-on from £5 to £10 a month in September

14 August 2019

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