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
Atom to pull record 1.29% five-year mortgage fix
The product was only launched one week ago but is now being pulled due to 'huge demand'
19 April 2017
Budget 2017: New NS&I Investment Bond will pay 2.2%
The Chancellor has confirmed the details of the three-year Government-backed savings account
8 March 2017
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update 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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances