'Lowest ever' rates on two and five-year fixed mortgages launched - check if you can save £1,000s
Platform and NatWest have today launched fixed-rate deals with the lowest ever interest rates seen on a two-year and five-year fix respectively, according to brokers. But while these mortgages won't necessarily be best for everyone, the headline-grabbing rates of 0.95% and 1.17% indicate that competition between lenders is currently fierce. So check now if you can save £1,000s on your mortgage.
2 June 2021
36,000 NatWest and RBS customers owed overdraft refunds
Some 36,000 RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank customers will be refunded a total of £2.2 million
3 June 2020
NatWest pulls the plug on app-only bank account Bó
NatWest's app-only bank account Bó is to shut down – less than six months after it launched.
1 May 2020
NatWest and RBS to hike overdraft interest rates – but many will actually pay less as fees are scrapped
RBS and NatWest have become the latest banks to announce a steep hike in the interest charged on overdrafts, with some set to pay 39.49%. But the banks are also scrapping daily and monthly fees currently charged for overdrafts, meaning many will end up paying less overall to use them
6 January 2020
NatWest and RBS breaking new overdraft rules
RBS and NatWest are still including overdrafts when telling customers their 'available balance', despite new rules banning this
19 December 2019
NatWest launches app-only bank account Bó – but is it any good?
NatWest has launched an app-only bank account named Bo, offering built-in budgeting features and an eye-catching yellow card
29 November 2019
National insurance number delays hit 16-year-olds trying to beat Help to Buy ISA deadline
Some 16-year-olds are struggling to open a Help to Buy ISA before the deadline at the end of this month because they haven't yet received their NI numbers
14 November 2019
NatWest trials letting customers bank by talking to their Google Assistant
Some NatWest customers will be able to check their balances and transactions with their voices using their smart speakers or smartphones
12 August 2019
RBS and NatWest customers charged foreign purchase fees for buying from Apple UK
RBS and NatWest have promised to fix an issue which has seen some debit card customers charged foreign purchase fees when buying products from Apple UK's online store
1 August 2019
NatWest and RBS apologise after refusing to refund scam victims £10,000s despite new code
Two MoneySavers scammed into transferring £10,000s to fraudsters were wrongly refused refunds despite their banks being signed up to a new code to protect customers from the same type of scam
9 July 2019
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Tens of thousands of Three customers to lose 'free' roaming abroad as they're 'forced' onto new contracts - here's all you need to know21 January 2022MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal that the mobile operator is 'forcing' certain customers to sign up to new plans, which means they'll lose their 'free' roaming benefit.
21 January 2022The 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.
Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers to be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% - here's what you can do about it20 January 2022Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% this spring. All of the telecoms providers use December's consumer prices index (CPI) rate of inflation, as announced this week, to determine increases...
20 January 2022The Bank of England base rate has risen from 0.1% to 0.25% after the majority of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voted in favour of raising the rate. The base rate is used by the Bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
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".
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