Cheque clearing to be cut to 'next working day' - and you may be able to pay in using your phone
You'll soon be able to clear a cheque by the next working day thanks to a new image-based system
30 October 2017
Cheque clearing time to be reduced to 'next weekday'
An image-based cheque clearing system will be introduced that will cut the time it takes for money to reach your account
22 March 2017
Paying cheques by photo set to come soon, Government confirms
You'll soon be able to pay a cheque into your bank simply by uploading a photo of it, under new Government measures
26 June 2014
Cheques set to become payable via smartphone photos
Government plans mean smartphone users will be able to pay cheques in by sending a photo to their bank
27 December 2013
NatWest and RBS cut overseas card charges, but they're still expensive
Holidaymakers using a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) or NatWest debit card will pay lower fees overseas from June
28 March 2013
No cheque guarantee cards return
Cheque guarantee cards, which were abandoned in June, will not be re-introduced, says the Payments Council
21 December 2011
MPs call for return of cheque guarantee cards
MPs are keeping up the pressure for the return of cheque guarantee cards, which were abandoned in June by the Payments Council
16 November 2011
MPs call for cheque guarantee card return
An organisation which sets payment methods should consider reintroducing the cheque guarantee card, MPs said
24 August 2011
Cheques will NOT be axed after U-turn
The move, which ends the proposed abolition of cheques in 2018, has been met with joy by elderly charities
12 July 2011
Cheque guarantee cards to be abolished tomorrow
From 30 June these cards, used to guarantee cheque payments in shops, will no longer be accepted
29 June 2011
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17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills17 May 2022NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.
17 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
Customers of collapsed rent-to-own firm BrightHouse unlikely to receive any form of refund - here are all the details16 May 2022Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
3 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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