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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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances