Get tax credits or child benefit paid into a Post Office card account? Set up an alternative account now or your payments will stop
Around 19,000 people who get tax credits, child benefit or guardian's allowance paid into a Post Office card account need to take action urgently as HMRC will stop making payments into these accounts after 30 November.
30 November 2021
Lloyds to shut 41 branches and Halifax to close seven - here's a full list of the impacted sites
Lloyds 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 2021
Tesco Bank adds more customers to trial of new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points - and budgeting help
Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
30 September 2021
JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares
Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?
24 September 2021
M&S Bank to close all current accounts from 31 August - so it's your last chance to switch
M&S Bank is to close all of its current accounts from August, it's been announced. But customers with credit cards, loans and insurance customers are not impacted. Here's what's happening.
24 August 2021
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
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6 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
PCR testing firm Randox forced to give customers clearer information on wait times and refund rights following talks with the regulator3 December 2021PCR travel test provider Randox Health has changed its terms and conditions to be clearer on when customers can expect tests and results to arrive and when they can cancel an order and claim a refund.
3 December 2021Martin Lewis warned households to "do nothing" with their energy supply and not to switch in the tenth episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show.
UK Government website still showing £1 Covid test deals despite concerns few consumers can get these prices3 December 2021Companies offering PCR travel tests for as little as 30p can still be found on the UK Government's website despite a number of the cheapest deals being pulled on the back of concerns that travellers are being misled by providers offering super cheap deals just to boost their position in the list.
Got a Halifax or Virgin Money travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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...
30 November 2021If 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...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances