Basic Bank Accounts
Monzo becomes first major bank to launch buy now pay later scheme – here’s how it stacks up
Monzo has today (16 September) launched Monzo Flex, a buy now, pay later (BNPL) scheme, Monzo Flex, which will allow customers to make payments and then pay back in instalments.
23 September 2021
Thousands of HSBC clubs and community bank account holders face being moved to a new account from November that costs £60/yr
Thousands of charities, sports clubs and community groups with HSBC's free Clubs and Community Bank Account face being moved to the bank's new Charitable Bank Account from 1 November.
2 September 2021
Alan Turing to appear on new £50 note
Mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing will appear on the new £50 note
15 July 2019
Millions benefitting from fee-free basic bank accounts, but some Lloyds and RBS customers are missing out
More than four million banking customers benefitted from fee-free basic accounts during the opening six months of 2016
12 December 2016
Nine banks to offer fee-free basic accounts in the New Year
Millions of basic bank account holders will soon be able to switch to a truly fee-free basic account
27 December 2015
Banks told to make switching easier
Banks must make it easier for customers to take charge of their accounts, the competition regulator has announced
22 October 2015
Challenger bank 'Fidor' launches in the UK today: But how good is it?
Fidor Bank is an online-only bank established in Germany in 2009, but it's not covered by the UK's FSCS protection
18 September 2015
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There's never been a better time to switch bank - the 10 need-to-knows
10 June 2015
'Everyone should have access to banking, affordable credit and be encouraged to save'
A financial health minister is needed to help ensure everyone has access to basic facilities, a new report says
11 March 2015
Charge-free basic bank accounts unveiled
A basic bank account with no fees for failed payments has been unveiled by the Government today
15 December 2014
13 October 2021
Martin's home & car insurance alert
New. Need to borrow?
Get 23mths interest-free & rewards galore
Warning. Ryanair bans passengers
Who got Covid chargeback refunds
'DO NOTHING. Don't switch'
Martin's energy bills crisis Q&A
Contactless card limit rising to £100
Can you set your own?
Can you make £1,000+ by Xmas?
Incl £130 for switching bank
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Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free schools meals and change driving licence details in one place15 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
15 October 2021Important changes to the way insurers charge new and existing customers are on their way, which will put an end to the 'loyalty premium' borne by consumers, says MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
15 October 2021The UK advertising watchdog has banned an advert issued by Voxi, a subsidiary of Vodafone, for "misleading" customers over data and pricing.
15 October 2021Vaccinated travellers entering England from abroad will be able to take a day two lateral flow test instead of a more expensive PCR test from Monday 24 October, in a move by the UK Government to make going abroad cheaper and easier ahead of October half-term.
15 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
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...
12 October 2021
7 October 2021
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