Martin Lewis: My mortgage conversation with the Chancellor – and why banks should come to the public's aid
In an urgent private meeting on mortgages with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, and in a separate conversation with Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has stressed the need for proper forbearance measures for struggling mortgage holders, and the need for banks not to ramp up their profit margins.
21 June 2023
Iceland now offers interest-free loans if you're struggling with the cost of living - but be careful as they will impact your credit score
Iceland has begun offering interest-free loans of up to £100 to those struggling with the cost of living, with the money to be used on your Iceland shop. But - as with any borrowing for everyday living expenses - be careful as you may get stuck in a cycle of debt.
19 August 2022
Tesco Bank to scrap current account interest
Tesco Bank customers will no longer earn interest on their current accounts from September
9 July 2020
Ditch Club Lloyds & Bank of Scotland Vantage – they're cutting interest in October
Lloyds and Bank of Scotland are cutting the interest paid on balances of up to £4,000 on their Club Lloyds and Vantage accounts
8 July 2019
Martin: 'After 10 years there's finally an end to unfair bank charges'
Fixed daily overdraft fees will be banned and replaced with a single interest rate next April, the financial regulator has announced
7 June 2019
Price cap proposed for rent-to-own firms to protect vulnerable consumers
The financial regulator has proposed a new price cap on rent-to-own firms to come into place next spring, meaning consumers can't be charged more in interest than they paid for the product
22 November 2018
Lloyds and Bank of Scotland to cut interest on two top current accounts
The rates will drop from July, and Halifax is also increasing the fee on its packaged bank account.
16 April 2018
Some tracker mortgage rate rises to hit TODAY
Some banks will begin raising mortgage rates immediately, in the wake of the interest rate rise
2 November 2017
UK inflation hits five-year high – what it means for you
The UK's key inflation rate hit 3% in September, the highest it's been since March 2012
17 October 2017
Labour pledge to cap credit card interest a 'positive step', says MSE's Martin Lewis
MSE founder Martin Lewis has welcomed Labour's pledge to cap credit card interest
25 September 2017
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7 December 2023
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