Got an HSBC or First Direct card? You can now get cashback at Boots, Esso and more
First Direct and HSBC are offering cashback incentives when you use their credit or debit cards at certain retailers
5 September 2017
RBS bottom in our banking customer service poll as First Direct remains top
First Direct remains top of our banking table for customer service, while RBS has ranked bottom
10 August 2017
Earn up to £200 free cash to switch bank
If you haven't switched to the best bank for you yet, there are two hot deals from First Direct & HSBC ending soon
23 March 2017
Barclays bottom of MSE customer service league, as First Direct retains top spot
First Direct has once again been crowned king of customer service in MoneySavingExpert.com's biannual banking poll
17 February 2017
Two banks WILL offer switching bonuses to Norwich & Peterborough customers facing account closures
Several banks have agreed to provide switching incentives to N&P customers whose current accounts will close in August
9 February 2017
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Incl last chance £35 M&S vouchers, £100 switching to one of four top current accounts plus more quick cash & vouchers
30 November 2016
First Direct customers locked out of their bank accounts after voice ID system fails to recognise them
A pioneering voice recognition security system introduced by First Direct is failing to recognise some customers
6 October 2016
M&S, HSBC and First Direct cutting interest on regular savings accounts to 5%
Market-leading regular savers are cutting their headline rates for new customers - but you could still lock in at 6%
29 September 2016
Regulator asks lenders to explain why they haven't passed on base rate savings
Mortgage lenders that have not yet passed on base rate savings to their customers could attract the attention of the FCA
12 September 2016
HSBC bottom in our banking poll as First Direct grabs top spot again
HSBC ousts Barclays from the bottom of the table, while First Direct continues its six-year reign at the top
16 August 2016
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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
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.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
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.
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.
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