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Virgin Money launches 'free wine' switching offer – how does it compare?

Virgin is offering switchers a case of wine worth £180

12 November 2020

Monzo launches packaged account with £15/mth fee – but is it worth it?

It comes with travel and mobile insurance, as well as interest and budgeting features

20 October 2020

Banks finally introduce 'Confirmation of Payee' – to tell you if you’re paying the right person

Millions will soon be told when making a bank transfer online or by phone if the name of the person they think they're paying doesn't match the actual name on the account

13 July 2020

NatWest pulls the plug on app-only bank account Bó

NatWest's app-only bank account Bó is to shut down – less than six months after it launched.

1 May 2020

Halifax to shake up Ultimate Reward account fees – are you a winner or loser?

Halifax is to change the fees it charges on its Ultimate Reward packaged bank account from November, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal. If you spend a lot on your debit card or have a high account balance you could pay less, but many who don't meet the criteria will pay more - we've full info and analysis

16 August 2019

First Direct to scrap £10/month current account fee

First Direct is getting rid of the £10/mth fee on its popular 1st Account current account next month

16 August 2019

145 million old £1 coins still not returned – how to make them spendable again

Some 145 million old-style £1 coins still haven't been returned to the Royal Mint, more than 18 months after they went out of circulation

16 August 2019

Barclays to hike Blue Rewards fee to £4/mth

Barclays will increase the cost of its Blue Rewards scheme from £3 to £4 per month this summer, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal

24 May 2019

Santander launches voice recognition security checks

Santander is to let customers use voice recognition technology to prove their identities

30 April 2019

TSB to cut interest rate on its current account to 3%

TSB has announced it's cutting the interest rate on its Classic Plus Current Account from 5% to 3% this summer - and it's temporarily reviving its £75 switching incentive for those who refer friends and family to the bank

8 April 2019