Lloyds Bank wrongly declares customer DEAD, closing his account and cancelling all his direct debits
A Lloyds account holder was wrongly declared dead by the high street bank after data from the death notification service was misread by the lender, resulting in the customer having his account closed and his direct debits cancelled.
14 October 2021
Lloyds to introduce up to £28/mth fee for customers with 'free' access to its Gold, Platinum and Premier packaged bank accounts
The move impacts customers who took out these accounts before 2005 and who benefitted from offers to have the monthly fee waived provided they kept a certain amount of money in the accounts each month.
16 July 2021
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland pay out £13.6m in compensation over misleading home insurance renewal letters
About 350,000 Halifax, Lloyds and Bank of Scotland home insurance customers who had a policy between 2009 and 2017 have been paid an average of £38 each in compensation
9 July 2021
Lloyds and Halifax to close 44 branches by November – see the full list and where you can bank instead
29 Lloyds Bank branches and 15 Halifax branches are to close by the end of November, with the banks blaming the move on customers using them less.
24 June 2021
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
Banks to defer mortgage payments and increase credit limits for those struggling due to coronavirus
Several major banks have announced support measures for customers affected by coronavirus, including mortgage payment holidays and increased credit limits
10 March 2020
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland to charge up to 49.9% interest on overdrafts from April
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland will scrap daily fees for arranged overdrafts from April and instead charge an interest rate based on customers' credit history
22 January 2020
Lloyds Trustcard customers only have weeks to spend their points ahead of reward shake-up
Lloyds is revamping its legacy Trustcard credit card reward scheme, meaning customers will earn cashback rather than points – but some will have just weeks to redeem hundreds of pounds of points to avoid losing them
31 October 2019
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
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
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Martin Lewis: Enough is enough - the Government must include protection against scam ads in its Online Safety Bill18 October 2021The MoneySavingExpert and Money and Mental Health Policy Institute founder warned during an evidence session that some take their own lives after being scammed and more needs to be done to protect them.
Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free school meals and change their driving licence details in one place18 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
18 October 2021GOTO Energy, which has about 22,000 household customers, has become the latest energy provider to cease trading – meaning a total of 13 suppliers have gone bust in the past six weeks.
18 October 2021The UK consumer watchdog is to take court action against Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms over the travel companies failure to fully refund customers for holidays cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic.
18 October 2021Shoppers in the UK can now use Klarna to pay for items in full, immediately when shopping online. It's a shake-up to the buy now, pay later service, which until now, only enabled users to delay payments or to split repayments into instalments.
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.
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