Bank of England
Bank of England slashes interest rates to combat coronavirus 'shock' – what it means for you
The Bank of England has cut the base rate from 0.75% to 0.25% in a emergency response to the 'economic shock' of the coronavirus outbreak
11 March 2020
Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.75%
UK interest rates will remain at 0.75%, the Bank of England has announced – despite speculation that there could be a cut
30 January 2020
212 million paper fivers and tenners still out there – how to make them spendable again
Millions of old-style paper £5 and £10 notes worth over £1.5 billion still haven't been returned to the Bank of England, over a year since the last of them were taken out of circulation
28 August 2019
New polymer £50 note to be launched
The £50 note will stay part of UK currency with a new polymer design, the Treasury has announced
15 October 2018
UK interest rate raised to 0.75% - what you need to know
The Bank of England today raised the base rate from 0.5% to 0.75%
2 August 2018
Banks asked how prepared they are for TSB-style meltdown
Banks are being asked how well prepared they are for a cyber attack or TSB-style IT meltdown by the Bank of England
6 July 2018
UK base rate remains at 0.5%
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep the rate steady
10 May 2018
Old £10 notes to be withdrawn in March
The Bank of England is officially withdrawing old £10 notes on 1 March next year
14 November 2017
UK interest rates rise latest - what banks are doing
The Bank of England on Thursday raised interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5% - the first rate rise in over a decade
2 November 2017
Some tracker mortgage rate rises to hit TODAY
Some banks will begin raising mortgage rates immediately, in the wake of the interest rate rise
2 November 2017
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
Urgent. Shift debt to 27mths 0%
Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
Beware Klarna's new 'pay now' service
You may lose vital protections
17 Netflix hacks
Watch Squid Games etc for less
Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
Ciate £148 of nail polish for £35
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Virgin Media and O2 launch Volt, their first joint product which offers to boost mobile data and broadband speeds for customers of both firms – how it works20 October 2021Newly-merged O2 and Virgin Media have launched a new product called Volt, allowing eligible customers to get their mobile data allowances doubled and their broadband speeds boosted to the next level at no extra charge.
20 October 2021Lloyds Banking Group, which owns Lloyds and Halifax, is to shut 48 branches next year, citing a fall in customer demand for the closures. We have full details below on which banks are being closed and what to do if your local branch is affected.
20 October 2021More than 10 million pensioners could see their state pension rise by £5.55/wk from April 2022 after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that inflation stood at 3.1% in the year to September - a figure that is typically used to calculate the following year's state pension increase.
Millions of BT landline customers could be in line for up to £500 if a new class action case is successful20 October 2021BT is facing a £600 million class action case after it's been claimed some 2.3 million customers have been overcharged for their landline since October 2015.
Households in England and Wales to be offered new £5,000 Government grant from April 2022 to help replace gas boilers with heat pumps19 October 2021Brits wanting to fit a low-carbon heat pump in their homes in England and Wales could receive a £5,000 grant from the Government to help replace less efficient gas boilers from April 2022. The initiative is part of a £3.9 billion project to make all heating systems low carbon by 2035.
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...
12 October 2021
7 October 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances