Confusion over Klarna direct debits after shoppers miss out on new Xbox pre-orders
Shoppers trying to bag the new Xbox All Access bundle this week may have had direct debits set up by finance provider Klarna to pay for consoles they couldn't order, after huge demand meant retailers sold out. Those who took out a credit agreement but missed out on the Xbox bundle will have also been subject to hard credit checks - we've full info on what's happened and what you can do about it below
1 October 2020
UK banks to shut thousands of British expats' accounts – what to do if yours is being closed
Thousands of Brits living abroad in Europe are being told their UK bank accounts or credit cards will be closed by the end of the year as a result of Brexit. We've full help below on what you can try if your account's being closed, plus the latest on what all the major banks are doing
30 September 2020
Low-deposit mortgage deals vanishing – what it means for first-time buyers
Mortgage deals for first-time buyers with a low deposit have been disappearing from the market since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the UK, new data shows
29 September 2020
Uber given new licence to operate in London after appeal
The cab app has been granted a new licence to operate in London after a judge ruled it is "fit and proper"
28 September 2020
New Easyjet Holidays 'Protection Promise' offers refund if you change your mind – is it any good?
Easyjet Holidays has launched a new 'Protection Promise', which lets customers who decide not to travel for any reason up to four weeks before departure get a full cash refund, aside from their deposit which will be returned to them as a credit voucher
25 September 2020
Marcus to cut its easy-access rate
Savings provider Marcus is to cut the interest rate on its easy-access account from Monday 12 October – but should you switch?
25 September 2020
Chancellor unveils new Job Support Scheme and extends self-employed grant
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces the new measures in the House of Commons
24 September 2020
TSB Classic Plus interest rate to fall to 0%
TSB will no longer pay any interest on its Classic Plus current account from December
23 September 2020
Car and home insurers face ban on charging existing customers more than newbies
Car and home insurance customers should pay no more when renewing their policy than they would if they were taking out a new one with the same firm, under radical new proposals from the financial regulator
22 September 2020
MSE launches energy market game-changer – the UK's first free, full auto-compare-and-switch service
MSE is launching its Autoswitch service – designed to shake up the entire energy market
21 September 2020
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