Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland to charge up to 49.9% interest on overdrafts from April
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland will scrap daily fees for arranged overdrafts from April and instead charge an interest rate based on customers' credit history
22 January 2020
RBS and NatWest customers charged foreign purchase fees for buying from Apple UK
RBS and NatWest have promised to fix an issue which has seen some debit card customers charged foreign purchase fees when buying products from Apple UK's online store
1 August 2019
Martin: 'After 10 years there's finally an end to unfair bank charges'
Fixed daily overdraft fees will be banned and replaced with a single interest rate next April, the financial regulator has announced
7 June 2019
Santander to refund 20,000 customers after failing to warn them about overdraft charges
Santander is paying out £1.4 million in refunds to 20,000 customers, after it failed to send out warnings about unarranged overdraft fees
24 May 2019
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland to hike overdraft fees for millions
Nearly all customers with an overdraft at Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland will see their charges increase from January - and someone with a constant £500 overdraft will pay around £40 a year more under the new system
23 November 2018
22,000 tax-free childcare payments delayed – here's what you need to know
Around 22,000 Tax-Free Childcare payments have been delayed by up to eight days, leaving parents at risk of late payment fees from their childcare provider
7 November 2018
Unarranged overdraft fees can cost bank customers £156 more than payday loans
Unarranged overdraft fees can cost bank customers up to seven and a half times more than borrowing from a payday loans
8 February 2017
11 ways to check if you're due £1,000s
Sentinel reclaim letters are being sent out, but it's not the only scandal: PPI, energy credit, bank charges and more
19 August 2015
Co-op Bank customers to pay less after overdraft fees revamp
Co-operative Bank current account customers who go overdrawn will see some fees fall from today, as it revamps charges
15 April 2015
Is bank charges reclaiming back? Martin Lewis thinks it could be
MoneySavingExpert.com creator Martin Lewis says a new court ruling has a chance of reopening the floodgates
23 September 2014
18 May 2022
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Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
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Lloyds' free £125 bank bribe
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23 May 2022Three's £2 a day roaming charges come into effect from today (23 May) for holidaymakers who wish to use their normal monthly allowance in Europe. The change will effect new and upgrading pay monthly and Sim-only customers.
£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
Millions of 4G smartphone owners may be due up to £30 payout after claims handset prices were inflated20 May 2022Around 29 million 4G Apple and Samsung smartphone owners in the UK could be entitled to a payout of up to £30 if a collective action case by Which? is successful - although there are no guarantees. It comes after the consumer group claimed inflated manufacturing costs were passed onto consumers
19 May 2022Boots and Co-op are the latest retailers to increase the price of their meal deals. Boots has upped costs from £3.39 to £3.59, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in its London shops, while Co-op's meal deal has jumped from £3.50 to £3.75.
Financial regulator to punish banks and building societies that don't protect people's access to cash19 May 2022Under the new 'Financial Services and Markets Bill' banks and building societies will have to ensure cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available to customers in communities across the UK.
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.
3 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.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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