Basic Bank Accounts
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
Earn 5% interest and a free £100 on top
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
Halifax glitch leaves some bank accounts off credit files
If you've upgraded your Halifax Current Account, your credit file may not be updated due to an IT bug
21 October 2014
NatWest, Lloyds, TSB and RBS lift basic account cash machine ban
Basic bank account customers of Lloyds Bank, RBS/NatWest and TSB will soon be able to withdraw cash from any ATM
12 June 2014
28 July 2021
New. Broadband price war
Incl cheapest deal in 18mths - '£13/mth'
Travel insurance from £9/week
Incl some Covid cover
New. Help if you're 'pinged' or told to isolate
Martin's video explainer
Slash PCR travel test costs to £40
Avoid £100+ fees
'I reclaimed £3,500 in packaged bank fees'
'...going back to 1990'
15 summer cinema savers
Incl £2.50 entry & free O2 Monday tickets
Updated. Should you join diesel compensation claims?
Against Audi, BMW, Ford etc
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Over £28bn in old coins and bank notes still to be cashed in - here's how to make yours spendable again30 July 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.
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27 July 2021
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