HSBC and First Direct cut regular savings rates to 1%
HSBC and First Direct have cut the interest paid on their regular savings accounts from 2.75% to 1% for new customers
24 November 2020
Is HSBC about to slash its regular saver to 1%? Fears sparked after customers sent wrong welcome packs
HSBC has raised fresh fears that it could be about to slash the interest rate on its regular savings account after accidentally sending emails to customers showing a reduced rate of just 1%, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
18 November 2020
Bank with M&S, HSBC or First Direct? Urgently open its regular saver
M&S Bank is closing its 2.75% AER regular saver account to new customers next week
13 November 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
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
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