Bank of England base rate jumps to 0.5% – what the rise means for you
The rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
15 February 2022
Got a Marcus or Saga easy-access account? 100,000s can boost their savings by 0.1 percentage points, but you'll need to act
Savers with a best-buy Marcus easy-access savings account and/or cash ISA can boost their interest rate by 0.1 percentage points on each account so long as they don't already have a bonus rate attached to it
5 October 2021
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
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11 August 2022Children's toy subscription service Whirli has gone into administration. The collapse affects around 10,500 customers. Here's what it means for your refund and return rights.
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Warning: Martin Lewis and MSE have NOTHING to do with viral social media posts urging people to bombard energy firms with complaints10 August 2022A viral post being shared on Facebook and Twitter alongside a photo of Martin Lewis claims people can "fight extortionate price hikes" by submitting complaints and subject access requests to their energy supplier – but it's nothing to do with Martin or MSE.
10 August 2022Student loan interest rates will rise for many from September, the Government has confirmed. But this WON'T make a difference to your monthly repayments.
Mortgage lenders lengthen product transfer periods to allow homeowners to lock in new deals earlier – here's what you need to know10 August 2022Several major lenders have increased how far in advance existing borrowers can lock in a new mortgage deal as interest rates rise. It comes as many homeowners look to start the process of lining up a new mortgage earlier than usual, hoping to get a cheaper deal and stay ahead of future rate rises after the base rate hit 1.75% last week – its sixth increase since December 2021.
9 August 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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