Almost 200,000 current accounts switched during first three months of the year – here are the best deals, including £150 from First Direct
Almost 200,000 current accounts were switched during the first three months of the year, up two-fifths on the same period in 2021. In total, eight million current account switches have taken place since the free Current Account Switch Service was launched in 2013.
28 April 2022
Tesco Bank current account holders have until Monday to benefit from switching offers of up to £130 before their accounts are closed
Tesco Bank is closing its current account arm and users have until 11.59pm on Monday 15 November to benefit from cash switching bonuses of up to £130 offered by other providers. The bank will close all of its remaining current accounts on 29 November.
12 November 2021
JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares
Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?
24 September 2021
Is your bank's customer service a pleasant or peasant experience? See how your bank fared in our latest poll
Challenger bank Starling has taken the crown in our latest banking customer service poll, with digital rival Monzo coming a close second and former champion First Direct knocked into third place.
23 July 2021
Santander to cut 123 current account interest AGAIN - and it'll now pay 0.3%
Santander customers with the bank's popular 123 current account will see the interest paid on savings drop to just 0.3%.
14 January 2021
Virgin Money launches 'free wine' switching offer – how does it compare?
Virgin is offering switchers a case of wine worth £180
12 November 2020
Revealed: Santander 123 customers face DOUBLE rate drop
Santander is to cut the interest rate on its 123 current account AGAIN in August, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
20 October 2020
UK banks to shut thousands of British expats' accounts – what to do if yours is being closed
Thousands of Brits living abroad in Europe are being told their UK bank accounts or credit cards will be closed by the end of the year as a result of Brexit. We've full help below on what you can try if your account's being closed, plus the latest on what all the major banks are doing
30 September 2020
TSB Classic Plus interest rate to fall to 0%
TSB will no longer pay any interest on its Classic Plus current account from December
23 September 2020
Interest rates on Club Lloyds and Bank of Scotland Vantage accounts to be slashed
Lloyds and Bank of Scotland customers will earn less interest on Club Lloyds and Vantage accounts from October
23 July 2020
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30 June 2022Homebuyers who purchase a new leasehold property will no longer have to pay ground rent from today, as long-awaited legislation kicks in. The move could result in savings of £100s a year for homeowners – though new and existing leaseholders still need to beware the dangers of a short lease, as we explain below.
Government orders UK airlines to cancel flights earlier rather than later to avoid further travel chaos? Here are your cancellation rights30 June 2022Easyjet and Tui have become the latest airlines to cancel flights at the last minute leaving passengers in the lurch during the school half-term holidays. If your flight is cancelled, you're due an alternative or a full refund. Plus, if it's less than 14 days before departure you could be owed £100s in compensation on top - here's all you need to know.
Shoppers unhappy as supermarket comparison site Trolley could be forced to close - here's what's happening28 June 2022Supermarket price comparison site Trolley is on the brink of shutting down over licensing issues. If it closes, hundreds of thousands of users will no longer be able to use it to save money when grocery shopping - here's what's happening.
28 June 2022Netflix has confirmed it will introduce a cheaper subscription plan for its users that includes adverts. We don't have all the details yet but here's what we do know.
BT, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone and others pledge to help broadband and mobile customers struggling with bills28 June 2022The UK's biggest broadband and mobile providers – BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone – have agreed to a set of measures aimed to ensure customers struggling to pay their bills during the cost of living crisis don't get cut off from essential services.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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24 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.
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