MoneySavingExpert News

June

Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds to close 276 branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds, which are all part of the Lloyds Banking Group, will shut at least 276 of their bank branches in 2023 and 2024 after Lloyds announced a further 45 closures today (Wednesday 29 November).

29 November 2023

Octopus Tracker energy tariff – could it save you £100s on your energy bills?

The Octopus Tracker tariff is not right for everyone, but if you're willing to regularly keep track of daily price changes, it could mean big savings.

26 September 2023

There's just ONE DAY left to use non-barcoded Royal Mail 1st and 2nd class stamps – here's what's happening

Today (31 July) is the last day you can use any non-barcoded everyday stamps – those with the Queen's profile on – before they become worthless.

31 July 2023

NS&I to increase Premium Bond prize rate to 4% – here's all you need to know

NS&I will increase its Premium Bond prize-fund rate to 4% from 3.7% for its August 2023 draw and beyond, with an extra £30 million in prizes up for grabs.

11 July 2023

Lycamobile has switched customers from the O2 network to EE's – here's what you need to know

No-frills mobile operator Lycamobile has started switching customers from O2 to EE, seemingly without telling them ahead of time. Here's what you need to know

4 July 2023

First Direct debit card goes fee-free for overseas spending meaning near-perfect exchange rates

First Direct has scrapped all fees for overseas spending and cash withdrawals on its debit card for both new and existing customers, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.

30 June 2023

Bank of England increases base rate to 5% - here's how it impacts your mortgage and savings

The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4.5% to 5% - taking it to its highest level since the 2008 financial crisis.

29 June 2023

Easyjet extends voucher validity for trips disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic - here's what you need to know

Easyjet passengers who accepted vouchers for Covid-19 disrupted flights or holidays have now got until 31 January 2024 to use them, as the airline has extended their validity for a further six months.

28 June 2023

Mortgage lenders agree to offer more flexible support to struggling borrowers after Martin Lewis meeting with Chancellor

The new measures include allowing homeowners to increase their mortgage term or switch to interest-only repayments temporarily without any impact on their credit scores, reflecting the extra support MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has been calling for since last autumn.

27 June 2023

NS&I to increase Premium Bond prize rate to 3.7% – here's all you need to know

This latest Premium Bond prize rate increase – the sixth we've seen in just over a year – is to the highest rate in 15 years.

26 June 2023