Lloyds Banking Group to shut 60 UK branches, including Bank of Scotland, Lloyds and Halifax outlets – here is the full list of banks closing
Lloyds Banking Group has announced its closing 60 of its branches across the UK, in another blow to its customers. The closures include 24 Lloyds banks, 19 Bank of Scotland and 17 Halifax branches.
23 March 2022
Mortgage rates hit record low AGAIN as Halifax launches 0.83% two-year fix – how to find the best deal for you
Halifax has launched a two-year fixed mortgage with a record low interest rate of 0.83%. It comes amid a mortgage rate war with five-year fixes also dropping below 1% for the first time EVER last month. It's yet another reminder to check whether you could save £1,000s on your own mortgage now.
9 August 2021
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland pay out £13.6m in compensation over misleading home insurance renewal letters
About 350,000 Halifax, Lloyds and Bank of Scotland home insurance customers who had a policy between 2009 and 2017 have been paid an average of £38 each in compensation
9 July 2021
Lloyds and Halifax to close 44 branches by November – see the full list and where you can bank instead
29 Lloyds Bank branches and 15 Halifax branches are to close by the end of November, with the banks blaming the move on customers using them less.
24 June 2021
Halifax brings back bank switching bribes with £100 offer
It's the first new customer switching offer we've seen since the start of the coronavirus crisis in March
4 August 2020
Halifax Rewards changing soon – is it worth bagging the new deal?
Halifax is to overhaul its popular Reward current account from 1 June 2020, increasing the cash you can earn each month but adding a £3/mth fee for some
12 May 2020
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland to charge up to 49.9% interest on overdrafts from April
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland will scrap daily fees for arranged overdrafts from April and instead charge an interest rate based on customers' credit history
22 January 2020
100,000s of Help to Buy ISAs opened in week before deadline – here's what to do if you missed out
Over 40% of Nationwide's Help to Buy ISA accounts were opened in the final week before the deadline, as a last-minute rush saw over 300,000 applications at the building society alone - but if you missed out, you can still boost your savings with a Lifetime ISA
9 December 2019
Halifax to shake up Ultimate Reward account fees – are you a winner or loser?
Halifax is to change the fees it charges on its Ultimate Reward packaged bank account from November, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal. If you spend a lot on your debit card or have a high account balance you could pay less, but many who don't meet the criteria will pay more - we've full info and analysis
16 August 2019
200,000 Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers to get payouts after admin blunder
Around 200,000 Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers are owed payments of £30 each on average, due to administrative errors dating back to 2012 which may have led to them not switching to better products
26 April 2019
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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.
Struggling with energy bills but don't get the £150 council tax help? Check our council-by-council list to see if you're due further support28 June 2022If you weren't eligible for the £150 council tax rebate to help with the cost of living but are struggling to pay your energy bills, you may be entitled to a one-off cash payment. We've trawled the websites of every UK council to see which ones have released their eligibility criteria for the money, and so check below.
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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