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
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers unable to make Faster Payments
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland have apologised to customers after many reported being unable to make payments today
18 January 2019
13 October 2021
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Martin Lewis: Enough is enough - the Government must include protection against scam ads in its Online Safety Bill18 October 2021The MoneySavingExpert and Money and Mental Health Policy Institute founder warned during an evidence session that some take their own lives after being scammed and more needs to be done to protect them.
Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free school meals and change their driving licence details in one place18 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
18 October 2021GOTO Energy, which has about 22,000 household customers, has become the latest energy provider to cease trading – meaning a total of 13 suppliers have gone bust in the past six weeks.
18 October 2021The UK consumer watchdog is to take court action against Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms over the travel companies failure to fully refund customers for holidays cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic.
18 October 2021Shoppers in the UK can now use Klarna to pay for items in full, immediately when shopping online. It's a shake-up to the buy now, pay later service, which until now, only enabled users to delay payments or to split repayments into instalments.
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...
12 October 2021
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