HSBC and First Direct extend £500 interest-free overdraft buffer offer to help with cost of living – here's what you need to know
HSBC and sister bank First Direct are giving current account customers a £500 interest-free overdraft buffer for a year, if they request it. The banks, which are part of the same group, say they hope to support those most in need of help with the rising cost of living.
4 April 2023
Cladding crisis: six major lenders now offer mortgages on some affected buildings – but not everyone can get them
Flat-owners impacted by the cladding crisis in England may now be able to sell or remortgage their homes, with six major lenders agreeing to offer mortgages under new industry guidance.
10 January 2023
193 high street banks to close next year – check if your branch is on the list, plus alternatives
High street banks including HSBC, NatWest and Lloyds are set to close at least 193 more branches next year – we've rounded up the planned closures for each bank and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
22 December 2022
HSBC to shut 114 branches next year – here's the full list, plus alternatives
HSBC has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 114 more outlets set to shut between April and September next year. Here we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
30 November 2022
HSBC current account customer? You can now get 3% ‘easy-access’ on your savings – though you can earn more elsewhere
HSBC has upped the rate of its Online Bonus easy-access savings account to 3%, beating the top market rates. You'll need to have (or get) an HSBC current or savings account to get it, however, and the rate is significantly dented if you withdraw money.
24 October 2022
HSBC cuts branch opening hours as it makes Covid timetable permanent - here's what it means for you
HSBC has today (1 June) made its temporary Covid-19 opening hours permanent across its UK branch network. The move means a cut to some hours based on their pre-Covid levels.
1 June 2022
HSBC to close 69 branches across the UK – here's the full list and what to do about it
HSBC is going to be closing 69 of its branches across the UK. The move follows the closure of another 82 branches which were closed last year.
15 March 2022
Warning: Online payments could be declined if your debit and credit card contact details aren't up to date as new fraud rules take force today
Card users are being urged to ensure their bank or lender has up-to-date contact details for them as providers begin to roll out new measures to verify transactions. If your card provider can't reach you to prove your transaction is legitimate, your payment could be declined. Here's what you need to know.
14 March 2022
Warning: HSBC customers should triple check payments when transferring cash after app update – some almost sent £1,000s by mistake
HSBC customers who use the company's app should carefully check the value of any transfers they make after the bank changed the way people enter payments, with some warning they nearly transferred thousands of pounds by mistake.
20 December 2021
Why has HSBC really paid likely 100,000s people £100s in refunds and compensation? And could it owe even more?
Former and existing HSBC, First Direct, John Lewis Finance and M&S Bank customers have been receiving payments from HSBC Banking Group - which the lenders come under - out of the blue over the past 10 months, and we still haven't really been told why. We’ve been pushing HSBC for answers and have put questions to the bank from ourselves and a former whistleblower to find out what’s going on.
13 July 2021
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E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening29 September 2023If you're an E.on Next customer, look out for a message from the firm offering you up to 50% off your bills this winter, as the supplier is launching a new support scheme.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
Martin and MSE among organisations calling for energy social tariff as millions expected to struggle with bills this winter29 September 2023The Government must urgently introduce an energy social tariff to prevent millions of households from falling into fuel poverty this winter, consumer organisations including MoneySavingExpert have said.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption28 September 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update 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...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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