NS&I customers struggle to withdraw savings due to 'technical issue'
Savers trying to make withdrawals from National Savings and Investments (NS&I) accounts ahead of next month's massive rate cuts have found they are unable to access their money due to an ongoing "technical issue"
2 October 2020
NS&I to slash savings rates and Premium Bond prizes
National Savings & Investments (NS&I) will dramatically cut the interest it pays on many of its savings accounts, slashing its top easy-access rate to just 0.01% in November. And Premium Bond holders will also have a significantly lower chance of winning a prize from December, with the prize rate to be cut to 1%
21 September 2020
Premium Bond paper prize cheques to be scrapped
More Premium Bond prizes will be paid directly to holders' accounts as NS&I is set to phase out its paper prize cheques by March next year – so make sure it has your details
17 September 2020
Premium Bond customers can now get texts to let them know they've won
Premium Bond holders will now be able to sign up to text notifications letting them know when they've won a prize
25 February 2020
Premium Bond prize rate to be cut to 1.3%
Premium Bond holders will have a lower chance of winning a prize from May, while those with NS&I savings products will see their interest rates cut
18 February 2020
More than 2.1 million Premium Bond prizes unclaimed – check if you've won
A further 500,000 Premium Bond prizes are yet to be claimed, bringing the total unclaimed prize pot to almost £77 million – check now to see if you've won.
15 October 2019
25,000 duplicate Premium Bond prizes sent to winners
Tens of thousands of Premium Bond winners were accidentally sent duplicate prizes this month - check if you got an extra one
14 October 2019
1.6 million Premium Bond prizes unclaimed – check if you've won
There are now more than 1.6 million unclaimed Premium Bond prizes worth more than £63 million, according to the latest figures - check now to see if you've won some cash you didn't know about
27 August 2019
Aunts, uncles and family friends can now buy Premium Bonds for kids
Aunts, uncles and family friends can buy Premium Bonds for children aged under 16 from today, after the rules were relaxed
19 August 2019
Got an NS&I savings certificate? You'll earn less if you renew from today
Holders of National Savings & Investments savings certificates will see a drop in earnings if they let them renew from tomorrow
1 May 2019
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Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
15 June 2021Thousands of Triodos savers will be asked to switch to managing accounts online-only going forward. The so-called "ethical" financial provider is rolling out the move over the next few years, although vulnerable customers and those who can't access services digitally should get in touch as exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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