Halifax slashes Help to Buy ISA rate for new customers
Halifax has cut the interest rate of its Help to Buy ISA from 4% to 2.5% for new customers
3 May 2016
More providers to offer Help to Buy ISAs
HSBC, Aldermore, Clydesdale Bank, and Newcastle Building Society are the latest to say they'll offer Help to Buy ISAs
23 November 2015
Torn between easy-access and fixed cash ISAs? More providers now let you open both
MoneySavingExpert.com explains how you can split your cash between easy-access and fixed cash ISAs
5 March 2015
Torn between easy-access and fixed cash ISAs? Find out how to open both
Aldermore, Kent Reliance, Nationwide and Newcastle building societies now allow savers to split their ISA allowance
27 May 2014
Boost your savings to 6%
While many savings accounts offer dismal sub-1% rates, there are always tricks to squeeze out better deals
17 January 2014
Would you lock savings away for 10 years to bag a 4% interest rate?
Leeds Building Society has launched a 10-year fixed rate bond for those looking to make a monthly income from savings
26 November 2013
Help to Buy 95% mortgages launch today: What are the deals like?
NatWest and RBS are among the providers which will offer 95% mortgage deals under the Government's Help to Buy scheme
8 October 2013
John Lewis bond is NOT a savings account
Savers considering the highly-publicised John Lewis Partnership Bond should be mindful the account is not a conventional savings product
7 March 2011
Bond rates shaken and stirred in savings cut
17 September 2010
Fixed savings rates continue to climb
6 August 2009
8 travel-money must-knows
Don't overpay to pay (ole!)
Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
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If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
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£50 two-week summer break
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Blue Light Card discounts boosted
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5 July 2022Provident borrowers who were mis-sold loans they couldn't afford will receive refunds of some of the interest and fees they were charged this July, it's been confirmed. But they'll get back less than 10% of what they're owed.
Funeral plan provider Safe Hands has gone into administration – what to do now if you have a prepaid plan with Safe Hands or others5 July 2022Safe Hands, a prepaid funeral plan provider, has fallen into administration leaving thousands of customers worried about what to do next and concerns growing that other companies will follow suit. Here's what it means for you, as well as information on providers to beware buying plans from presently.
4 July 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
MSE Exclusive: Households in Great Britain due £150 million in council tax refunds – check NOW to see if you're one of the 862,000 due a payout3 July 2022Households are being urged to check NOW if they are one of the 862,000 due a refund of overpaid council tax, with an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com showing residents in England, Scotland and Wales could claim back a total of just over £150 million.
Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
5 July 2022
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