MSE News

February

Al Rayan Bank to switch off online banking next week

Sharia bank Al Rayan has announced it will "switch off" online banking next week, sparking outrage among customers who are unable or unwilling to use an app to access their account

20 February 2020

New £20 note enters circulation – here's what you need to know

The new polymer note enters circulation today

20 February 2020

Three and O2 pay-monthly mobile customers to be hit by 2.7% price rise

Three has announced it will increase prices for its pay-monthly mobile customers by 2.7% in May, and O2 is set to do the same in April

19 February 2020

Fresh blow to savers as interest slashed on Marcus and Saga top easy-access accounts

Savers have been dealt another blow after the interest rates of the two top-paying easy-access accounts were today cut to 1.3%

19 February 2020

South Western Railway announces extra compensation for strike disruption

South Western Railway will pay some passengers extra compensation worth up to the cost of five days' travel, following severe disruption due to strikes in December

18 February 2020

'I got the council tax band for me and 29 of my neighbours lowered, saving us £10,000s'

An MSE user has become the "favourite neighbour" in his area after challenging his council tax band and getting a price reduction for him and 29 other apartments in his postcode

18 February 2020

Sky to hike broadband and TV prices for millions

Millions of Sky broadband and TV customers will see their bills rise from April

18 February 2020

Premium Bond prize rate to be cut to 1.3%

Premium Bond holders will have a lower chance of winning a prize from May, while those with NS&I savings products will see their interest rates cut

18 February 2020

British Gas to drop minimum top-up for prepayment energy customers back to £1

British Gas will be reversing its decision to increase the min top-up for prepayment customers from £1 to £5

17 February 2020

First Direct tops latest official banking league table

First Direct has pipped Metro Bank to the post to top the latest official banking service league table, while RBS took the wooden spoon for the fourth time

17 February 2020

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