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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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
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.
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