MoneySaver wins 'first' bank charges court case since 2007
Oliver Foster-Burnell has won a bank charges case against Lloyds TSB at Taunton County Court
12 September 2014
Payment bounced? You'll soon have a second chance to avoid fees
More banks set to adopt a 'retry' scheme from September where they attempt to process bounced payments again
21 August 2014
Got a Santander credit card? Check you haven’t been double-charged
If you've a Santander credit card, check your statement as you may have been charged twice when paying by debit card
3 July 2014
Bank charges campaign saves consumers billions
Bank customers have saved up to £928 million a year from the fall in overdraft charges between 2007 and 2011
25 January 2013
Lloyds and Halifax to refund charges after money transfer glitch
In the worst cases, people have been left without their wages paid in, but you can fight back if hit by charges
22 January 2013
End 'rip off' charges, says Ed Miliband
The Labour leader says the Government should intervene on exorbitant charges for savings, holidays, banking and parking
18 January 2012
Santander to double overdraft charges
Santander will hike overdraft charges in March in a bitter blow to its five million current account users
18 January 2012
Maths PhD student can't comprehend complicated bank charges
Consumers using unauthorised overdrafts find it virtually impossible to calculate how much their bank would charge them
17 January 2012
Co-operative Bank to suspend overdraft interest for three months
Co-op will give a respite to some customers, but those who breach their overdraft limit will still pay fees of up to £20 a time
3 January 2012
'Free' banking system isn't working, says FSA
There's no such thing as free banking and this belief has lead to unhelpful and damaging decisions, says the FSA
25 November 2011
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Martin Lewis: Take weekly screen grabs of your online energy account in case your supplier goes bust24 September 2021In the first episode of a new series of his live ITV show, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has urged households across the country to take a screenshot of their energy account incase their provider goes bust. In the past couple of weeks alone, five energy providers have gone bust with households expecting a significant rise in energy bills this winter.
JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares24 September 2021Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?
24 September 2021The change, which the Government says will be implemented as soon as Parliamentary time allows for it, will make it illegal for employers to withhold tips from their workers.
Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts when they shop using Sainsbury's 'scan and go' service in stores24 September 2021Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts of up to 30% off certain items in their Sainsbury's shop when they use its 'scan and go' service in store. But you can't currently get the offers when you shop online at the supermarket.
PCR travel test providers given official warning amid concerns over misleading prices and unfair practices24 September 2021PCR Covid test providers have been told by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to clean up their practices amid concerns they may be breaking consumer law. An open letter has been written by the watchdog identifying a number of "harmful" practices, which it says it will further investigate.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
16 August 2021
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