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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

First Direct and M&S Bank follow HSBC in hiking overdraft fees from March

First Direct and M&S Bank customers have been told their arranged overdraft interest rates will be more than doubled to 39.9% from next year

5 December 2019

Your bank could be about to tell you that you've less cash available – here's what you need to know

Three banks have changed the way they show customers' 'available balances' this week, and at least seven more will by mid-December, as the financial regulator brings in new rules on how overdrafts are displayed to customers. But some HSBC and First Direct customers have been left confused by the new changes and worried they've lost cash - so here's a rundown of what's changing and what to look out for

29 November 2019

Applied for an HSBC product on Wednesday? Check you weren't wrongly declined

Some applicants who applied for HSBC credit cards, mortgages or loans yesterday were wrongly rejected due to problems with credit checks - if you made an application, here's what you need to know

24 January 2019

First Direct tops first official bank service league table

New rules mean banks have to publish how likely their customers are to recommend them on service

15 August 2018

Bank switches topped 950,000 in past year - here are the winners and losers

Almost one million current account switches took place in the last 12 months

25 July 2018

'I claimed £3k for mis-sold PPI even though it paid out six times while I was sick'

A mortgage holder received a PPI reclaim payout of £3,364 - on a policy he previously claimed more than £12,000 from

29 June 2018

New service lets you tell several banks about a death with one form

A new service lets friends and family report the death of an individual to several banks at the same time

13 June 2018

Overpaid your First Direct mortgage? Check your credit report now

First Direct has agreed to change the way it reports mortgage overpayments to credit reference agencies

4 June 2018

How to play the bank bribe bonanza game and earn £1,000+

A host of banks are willing to pay you to switch – become a bank tart by switching again and again. Here's how

23 January 2018

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