Basic Bank Accounts
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
Post Office to offer current accounts from more branches
The Post Office is to roll out its current accounts services to another 81 branches
13 January 2014
Rent payments on credit files 'should help tenants'
A new scheme to put rent payments on credit files will start next year, MoneySavingExpert.com understands
11 November 2013
Seven-day switching, one month on: Q&A
Seven-day bank switching is fulfilling its promise a month on from its launch, according to those who've tried it
22 October 2013
7-day bank switching era begins: Full Q&A on what it means for you
A switching guarantee has launched today to ensure all incoming and outgoing payments get moved to your new account
16 September 2013
Post Office unveils new current accounts
The Post Office is now offering day-to-day banking services after launching three new current accounts today
13 May 2013
EU plans to widen access to basic bank accounts
Proposals to give more people access to bank accounts have been announced by the European Commission
9 May 2013
Basic bank accounts 'should have clear standards'
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2 November 2012
Card fraud up as criminals try simple scams
Debit and credit card fraud is up as criminals return to old-fashioned ways to swipe people's plastic
28 September 2012
Government wants smarter basic bank accounts
New financial products to help benefit claimants better manage their money will be set up alongside Universal Credit
10 July 2012
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17 September 2021Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before they depart for England from 4 October. In addition, they'll only need to take a cheaper lateral flow test on arrival to England from later next month under an overhaul to the 'traffic light' travel system. Eight destinations will also come off the red list from 22 September.
17 September 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
16 September 2021The next update of the coronavirus 'traffic light' travel system, used to govern the action holidaymakers take when they return to the UK from overseas, is due to take place this week. This will provide the latest information on which destinations will feature on the Government's 'green', 'amber' and 'red' travel lists.
16 September 2021Teletext Holidays and its sister company Alpharooms have agreed to refund £7 million to thousands of customers still waiting to get their money back after their package holidays were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. Here's how to make a claim.
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fifth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know16 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.
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...
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
16 August 2021
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