A third of Post Office ATMs to shut
Almost a third of free-to-use ATMs at Post Office branches will be shut over the next 18 months, with around 600 set to close by March 2022
26 October 2020
ATM-finding app will now show you your nearest post office too
With free cash machines disappearing, there's a handy tool to let you find nearby ATMs where you can withdraw cash for free – and it'll now also show you thousands of Post Office branches where you can take cash out over the counter
21 June 2019
Free ATMs vanishing as another 1,700 have started charging
Almost 1,700 free ATMs have started charging for cash withdrawals between January and March this year, with 1,250 becoming fee-paying in March alone
1 May 2019
ATMs may close due to reforms - but rural machines should get some protection
The firm behind the UK's main cash machine network has announced it'll reduce the fee card issuers pay to ATM operators
31 January 2018
Monzo reveals new overseas ATM fees
App-based Monzo Bank is introducing fees for overseas ATM withdrawals over £200/mth from 18 Dec for its current account
17 October 2017
New £10 note unveiled this week – here's a sneak peek
The new plastic £10 note will be unveiled tomorrow – but you'll have to wait until September to get your hands on one
17 July 2017
Barclays customers left unable to use cards and make payments after 'technical difficulties'
A large number of Barclays customers were left unable to pay with their debit cards or make ATM withdrawals on Saturday
25 February 2017
Free ATMs 'could start charging withdrawal fees' because of row over costs
Cash machine users face the threat of new fees to withdraw money at thousands of ATMs amid an industry row over service
20 January 2017
The NEW King of spending abroad - the free Travelex Supercard launches today
The Supercard has unbeatable rates in every country, no ATM fee, no interest, no credit check and lets you earn rewards
12 May 2015
Halifax & Lloyds customers can't get cash on New Year's Eve
Reports from angry customers of debit cards being rejected and online banking down, on biggest party night of the year
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Iceland is giving away free £30 food vouchers to pensioners struggling with the cost of living - but hurry, there's only limited numbers left9 August 2022Iceland is giving away free one-off £30 food vouchers to certain pensioners struggling with the cost-of-living. At launch, 40,000 vouchers were available and the deadline to apply is 18 August. However, the supermarket said there's been a strong uptake with voucher numbers starting to dwindle - so hurry to apply if you're eligible as it's on a first come, first serve basis.
Martin Lewis urges 'zombie Government' to 'wake up' as energy price cap predicted to rise to £4,266 a year9 August 2022Millions of people are facing "unaffordable" energy bill rises from October, as the price cap is now predicted to rise from £1,971 a year to £3,582 a year for someone on typical use, with a further 19% rise expected in January 2023, taking typical bills to £4,266 a year.
9 August 2022RAC breakdown cover policyholders will see prices hiked, in some cases by more than 30%, at renewal. But if you've had a notification of a price rise, you don't have to accept it. You may be able to leave penalty-free, or haggle to get the price lowered.
9 August 2022The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 1.75% from 1.25% - the biggest single rise in 27 years. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
Coventry Building Society customers hit by payment delays after online services go down – here's what you need to know9 August 2022Coventry Building Society customers have been unable to make payments, transfer cash or withdraw from their current and savings accounts online after "an internal technical issue" meant some of its services went down for almost two days.
9 August 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.
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