NS&I customers struggle to withdraw savings due to 'technical issue'
Savers trying to make withdrawals from National Savings and Investments (NS&I) accounts ahead of next month's massive rate cuts have found they are unable to access their money due to an ongoing "technical issue"
2 October 2020
Interest rates on Club Lloyds and Bank of Scotland Vantage accounts to be slashed
Lloyds and Bank of Scotland customers will earn less interest on Club Lloyds and Vantage accounts from October
23 July 2020
Nationwide to cut interest and overhaul overdraft fees on FlexPlus account – is it still worth it?
Nationwide has started telling customers about changes it's making to its FlexPlus packaged bank account in November, which include slashing in-credit interest and raising overdraft fees for many. We've full details of the changes below, plus our analysis of whether the account will still be worth it
27 August 2019
TSB Classic Plus current account interest cut to 3%
TSB has cut the interest on its Classic Plus current account from 5% to 3% from today
2 July 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
TSB to cut interest rate on its current account to 3%
TSB has announced it's cutting the interest rate on its Classic Plus Current Account from 5% to 3% this summer - and it's temporarily reviving its £75 switching incentive for those who refer friends and family to the bank
8 April 2019
New top easy-access savings account as rates rise
Nottingham Building Society has launched a new market-leading online easy-access savings account, paying 1.55% interest on £1,000 or more
29 October 2018
Big banks hike mortgages but keep schtum on savings after base rate rise
Some banks and building societies are hiking mortgage prices after yesterday's base rate rise, but not savings rates
3 August 2018
UK interest rate raised to 0.75% - what you need to know
The Bank of England today raised the base rate from 0.5% to 0.75%
2 August 2018
UK interest rates rise latest - what banks are doing
The Bank of England on Thursday raised interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5% - the first rate rise in over a decade
2 November 2017
16 June 2021
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Martin Lewis urges EVERYONE with a mortgage to check urgently if they can switch and save £1,000s, as rates drop below 1%16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
15 June 2021Thousands of Triodos savers will be asked to switch to managing accounts online-only going forward. The so-called "ethical" financial provider is rolling out the move over the next few years, although vulnerable customers and those who can't access services digitally should get in touch as exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
15 June 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
15 June 2021The Prime Minister has unveiled sweeping restrictions on public movement to tackle the spread of coronavirus. This has had a huge impact on daily life, affecting everything from weddings and train travel to music events and sport. To help, we're working flat out to answer your questions on these topics and more
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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