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Today is the last day to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - check down the back of your sofa now

There's just days left before paper £20 and £50 notes are withdrawn from circulation, so act now before shops stop accepting them. You can spend the notes until, and including, Friday 30 September but after that you'll have to bank them or swap them.

30 September 2022

John Lewis 'Partnership' credit card user? You'll no longer be able to use your card from 31 October – here's all you need to know

John Lewis Partnership credit card-holders will no longer be able to use their Mastercards from 6pm on 31 October 2022.

21 September 2022

Another 14 'banking hubs' to open across the UK to boost access to cash as high street branches close – here’s where

Another 14 'bank hubs' are to open across the UK in a bid to help boost people's access to cash as bank branches continue to disappear from the high street. Here's where they're set to open.

6 September 2022

Chase extends 1% cashback offer for early joiners – what you need to know

Customers who signed up to Chase and activated their 1% cashback offer before 1 March 2022 will now have up to five months longer to earn rewards after the bank extended the end date.

26 August 2022

Barclays removes overdrafts if they've not been used by some customers in over a year - here are your options and what we know

Barclays customers have voiced concerns after being given just one month's notice that their "safety net" overdrafts will be removed during the cost of living crisis. The bank has admitted that it's cancelling overdrafts for some users who haven't dipped into them in for at least a year.

22 August 2022

Bank of England increases base rate to 1.75% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings

The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 1.75% from 1.25% - the biggest single rise in 27 years. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.

9 August 2022

Coventry Building Society customers hit by payment delays after online services go down – here's what you need to know

Coventry Building Society customers have been unable to make payments, transfer cash or withdraw from their current and savings accounts online after "an internal technical issue" meant some of its services went down for almost two days.

9 August 2022

Barclays to shut another 10 branches this year – here's the full list, plus alternative options

The latest closures mean Barclays will close at least 107 branches by the end of the year.

1 August 2022

Lloyds Banking Group to close a further 66 branches from October - here's the full list, plus alternative options

Lloyds Banking Group has announced more bank branch closures with a further 66 outlets set to close across England, Northern Ireland, and Wales between October 2022 and February 2023.

25 July 2022

NatWest offers fee-free overseas spending until September - but there are better deals out there

NatWest is scrapping fees for spending abroad on select credit and debit cards until 2 September. This is good news for existing NatWest customers, but if you’re willing to switch there are better offers out there for fee-free holiday spending.

7 July 2022