130,000 Metro Bank customers to get overdraft refunds
A total of 130,000 Metro Bank customers will receive average payments of about £86, after the bank failed to warn them properly about unarranged overdraft charges
20 April 2020
First Direct tops latest official banking league table
First Direct has pipped Metro Bank to the post to top the latest official banking service league table, while RBS took the wooden spoon for the fourth time
17 February 2020
Metro Bank and First Direct top latest official banking league table
Metro Bank and First Direct have jointly topped the latest official banking service league table, while RBS took the wooden spoon for the third time
15 August 2019
Metro Bank queues after social media 'rumours' - are your savings safe?
Metro Bank has said "false rumours" were the reason customers queued outside some of its branches at the weekend to withdraw their possessions from safe deposit boxes
13 May 2019
First Direct tops first official bank service league table
New rules mean banks have to publish how likely their customers are to recommend them on service
15 August 2018
Metro Bank closes market-leading savings fixes to online applicants
Savers hoping to open the Metro Bank top fixed savings accounts will only be able to do so in branch
12 November 2015
Mobile-to-mobile payments start today – but how does Paym work?
Millions of smartphone users can now pay for goods and services simply by using the recipient's mobile phone number
29 April 2014
It's a new tax year – so think about using your new ISA allowance
The new tax year has just begun meaning every UK over-16 now has a brand new ISA allowance
7 April 2014
Forget worrying about sort codes - mobile-to-mobile cash transfers coming soon
Smartphone users will soon be able to pay for goods and services simply by using the recipient's mobile phone number
10 March 2014
Metro Bank to charge for debit card use outside Europe
From 18 March Metro Bank current account customers will be charged when using their debit card outside Europe
8 January 2014
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17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills17 May 2022NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.
17 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
Customers of collapsed rent-to-own firm BrightHouse unlikely to receive any form of refund - here are all the details16 May 2022Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
3 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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