NatWest launches lowest 5-year fix as mortgage rates fall
A new record low five-year fixed rate mortgage has been launched by NatWest today at 2.95%, amid falling rates
31 July 2012
HSBC launches lowest-ever five-year fixed mortgage
HSBC has launched a five-year fixed deal with a record low rate amid a time of economic uncertainty
13 July 2012
Rate drop fuels cheap mortgage hope
Hopes of cheaper mortgage deals were fuelled this week after lenders' borrowing rates tumbled to an all-time low
21 June 2012
Barclaycard introduces contactless 'PayTag'
Millions of Barclaycard Visa credit card customers will be able to make contactless payments using a PayTag sticker
19 April 2012
'Mobile wallets' plan outlined
Plans for a new payment system allowing people to use their mobile phone as a
23 February 2012
Lloyds TSB first big bank to launch junior cash Isa
Lloyds TSB will soon become the first major bank to launch a junior cash Isa, three months after the savings mechanism launched
8 February 2012
Mortgages could become harder to get
It could be tougher to get a mortgage over the next three months, a Bank of England survey of lenders has found
5 January 2012
HSBC launches sub-4% mortgage for 10% deposits
HSBC has introduced a low-rate first-time buyer mortgage deal, which has been described as 'market-leading'
24 November 2011
Mortgage fees soar amid record low rate environment
Mortgages arrangement fees have jumped by a typical £150 in 12 months, so borrowers should be on their guard
17 August 2011
Small loan rates at 11-year peak
Moneyfacts blames the hike on the increased risk of people defaulting on loans, as household finances remain stretched
24 May 2011
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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...
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