Barclays to shut at least 99 bank branches in 2024/2025 – here's the full list, plus alternatives
Barclays will shut at least another 99 bank branches throughout 2024 and 2025 after announcing 22 more closures. This is in addition to the 177 branches it closed in 2023. We list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
13 February 2024
Tesco Bank borrower or saver? Its credit cards, loans and savings are set to be run by Barclays in future – here's what you need to know
If you're a Tesco Bank borrower or saver your credit cards, loans and savings will be run by Barclays in future as it's buying these customers. However, the Tesco Bank brand will remain – and there's NO change for new or existing customers right now.
9 February 2024
Bank of England holds base rate at 5.25% yet again – what it means for your savings and mortgage
The Bank of England held the base rate at 5.25% for the fourth time in a row on Thursday 1 February. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
6 February 2024
Sainsbury's Bank reveals plans to stop offering loans, credit cards, savings accounts and more – what you need to know
Sainsbury's Bank is planning to stop providing banking services including loans, credit cards, savings accounts and more – but it's still very early days and there's NO change for new or existing customers right now.
18 January 2024
Bank of England holds base rate at 5.25% again – here's what it means for your mortgage and savings
The Bank of England has today held its base rate at 5.25% for the third time in a row.
19 December 2023
Think Money app relaunch leaves thousands unable to access their cash – here's what's happening
Around 2,000 Think Money customers have been locked out of their accounts after the current account provider relaunched its app.
8 December 2023
Expat with Barclays? Here are your options if your account is being closed
Expats who bank with Barclays face having their UK accounts closed following a "strategic review" by the bank, leaving some customers worried about the alternatives available to them. .
5 December 2023
Barclays to shut at least 196 bank branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives
Barclays will shut at least 196 of its bank branches throughout 2023 and 2024 – more than a third of its entire UK network – after announcing a further 16 branch closures.
1 December 2023
Banks to be fined if they fail to provide free access to cash under new laws – here's what's happening
Banks and building societies will face fines if they fail to protect consumers' free access to cash under new powers being given to the financial regulator.
18 August 2023
The new bank branches: seven 'banking hubs' now up and running across the UK as latest opens in Scotland
The newest hub in Carnoustie, Scotland opened this week – and more than 60 other hubs are planned for locations around the UK.
9 August 2023
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Martin Lewis: Energy Price Cap to FALL 12% on 1 April AND prepay becomes the cheapest way to pay – the five big things you need to know23 February 2024Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the new Energy Price Cap, with prices set to drop by 15% on average from April.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8% as BT, Sky, Virgin Media and more confirm spring rises – here's what's happening23 February 2024If you're a broadband, mobile or pay TV customer, you could soon be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8%. These come on top of hikes of up to 17.3% last year, meaning that someone on a standard two-year contract paying £20 a month at the start of 2023 could soon be paying over £25 a month.
Third and final cost of living payment paid to millions on certain benefits – what to do if you haven't got yours23 February 2024More than seven million households on certain benefits including Universal Credit and Tax Credits have now received the third and final instalment of their cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and what to do if you're missing your payment.
22 February 2024A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.
22 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop has fallen into administration, with almost half of its 198 stores closing – including seven on Tuesday 27 February – and hundreds of workers facing redundancy. Below we round up all you need to know.
3 January 2024It 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.
23 January 2024
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12 December 2023If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
7 December 2023
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