Barclays to hike Blue Rewards fee to £4/mth
Barclays will increase the cost of its Blue Rewards scheme from £3 to £4 per month this summer, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
24 May 2019
Barclays lets customers block gambling transactions
Barclays has today become the first UK high street bank to allow you to block payments to certain categories of retailer, such as gambling services and premium rate websites and phone lines, in a bid to help vulnerable customers
11 December 2018
MPs launch inquiry into banking IT failures
An influential group of MPs has launched an inquiry into IT failures at financial institutions, after a series of major outages this year at several different banks
22 November 2018
Barclays online and telephone banking down
Customers have been reporting issues for the past couple of hours
20 September 2018
New Barclays app feature to show your accounts with seven other banks
Barclays has launched a new feature on its mobile app that will enable all its customers to view their current accounts with seven other banks all in one place
14 September 2018
First Direct tops first official bank service league table
New rules mean banks have to publish how likely their customers are to recommend them on service
15 August 2018
Barclays rapped by competition watchdog after second PPI breach
The competition watchdog has taken action against Barclays after it failed, for a second time, to send annual reminders
6 August 2018
Bank switches topped 950,000 in past year - here are the winners and losers
Almost one million current account switches took place in the last 12 months
25 July 2018
Barclays offers switchers double rewards for a year
Anyone who switches to Barclays by 29 June can earn at least £132 in the first year with its Blue Rewards scheme
1 May 2018
Barclays to refund some loan and credit card customers £100s
Barclays loan and credit card customers could be refunded an average of £300
22 March 2018
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