Tesco Bank to close its 213,000 current accounts in November – here's what it means for you
Tesco Bank has announced it will close all existing current accounts on 30 November 2021
26 July 2021
Is your bank's customer service a pleasant or peasant experience? See how your bank fared in our latest poll
Challenger bank Starling has taken the crown in our latest banking customer service poll, with digital rival Monzo coming a close second and former champion First Direct knocked into third place.
23 July 2021
Lloyds to introduce up to £28/mth fee for customers with 'free' access to its Gold, Platinum and Premier packaged bank accounts
The move impacts customers who took out these accounts before 2005 and who benefitted from offers to have the monthly fee waived provided they kept a certain amount of money in the accounts each month.
16 July 2021
MoneySavingExpert.com named UK's 'most recommended brand' for second year running
It's the second year in a row we've nabbed the top spot in YouGov's UK "Recommended Rankings" survey since its launch in 2020. This year, the data looked at 1,791 UK brands across a range of different sectors from online to banking to retail.
15 July 2021
Why has HSBC really paid likely 100,000s people £100s in refunds and compensation? And could it owe even more?
Former and existing HSBC, First Direct, John Lewis Finance and M&S Bank customers have been receiving payments from HSBC Banking Group - which the lenders come under - out of the blue over the past 10 months, and we still haven't really been told why. We’ve been pushing HSBC for answers and have put questions to the bank from ourselves and a former whistleblower to find out what’s going on.
13 July 2021
Lloyds and Halifax to close 44 branches by November – see the full list and where you can bank instead
29 Lloyds Bank branches and 15 Halifax branches are to close by the end of November, with the banks blaming the move on customers using them less.
24 June 2021
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help
Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
16 June 2021
HSBC, First Direct, M&S or John Lewis bank customer? They're making MORE payments to those in arrears in the past – some worth £1,000s
HSBC, First Direct, M&S Bank and John Lewis Finance are making a second set of payments to customers who were in arrears between 2010 and May 2019
18 May 2021
Barclays customer? Most can make an easy £36/yr+ with Blue Rewards – but you now need to register for online or app banking
If you’re a Barclays customer, you may be missing out on extra cash just for opting into its Blue Rewards scheme. If you're already a Blue Rewards member, you'll need to be registered for online or app banking by 3 August, or risk having your membership cancelled.
12 May 2021
Local shops to offer cashback and Post Office opens ‘bank hubs’ in trials to improve access to cash
A pilot scheme in eight towns across the UK will test new ways to boost access to cash in local communities – with measures including local shops offering cashback, new 'bank hubs' in Post Offices and more free ATMs.
28 April 2021
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Provident to limit loan mis-selling payouts for four million customers under new redress scheme – what it means for you4 August 2021Anyone with a current or future guarantor, doorstep or payday loan mis-selling claim against Provident, Glo, Greenwood or Satsuma, some of the sectors' biggest lenders, likely won't now get the full amount they're owed.
Check piggybanks and down sofas as there's at least £1.4bn in old notes and coins out there – here's how to make them spendable again3 August 2021More than £28 billion worth of paper £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are still to be cashed in, while just over £100 million worth of old 'round pound' coins are also yet to be returned. Here's how to make your old notes and coins spendable again.
3 August 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
3 August 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
2 August 2021Over a million more homes and businesses in England are set to get ultrafast broadband connectivity as part of a £5 billion upgrade – though work on the project won't start until next year at the earliest.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
27 July 2021
22 July 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances