Basic Bank Accounts
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
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
22 September 2021
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22 September 2021Almost half (47%) of MoneySavers prefer to contact customer services via phone, a new MoneySavingExpert.com poll has found. However, this varies greatly by age, with most younger respondents (aged 49 and under) preferring to use Live Chat services over phone.
22 September 2021Energy suppliers Avro Energy and Green have become the latest firms to cease trading, affecting more than 800,000 households. If you're with either firm, your energy supply will continue and credit balances are protected. But DON'T switch now – sit tight and wait until your new supplier has contacted you.
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fifth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know22 September 2021100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
22 September 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
22 September 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...
16 August 2021
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