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
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
70,000 Nationwide customers owed refunds after overdraft alerts error
Nationwide customers are to be refunded £900,000 after a review ordered by the competition watchdog found the building society failed to properly warn them they were about to be charged for using an unarranged overdraft
6 February 2020
Martin: 'FCA subtly slaps banks' wrists – and provides some relief for overdraft prisoners'
The financial regulator has written to major banks asking them how they decided on their overdraft prices, after several providers announced rates to 40% - and it's warned that banks must act to help consumers hurt by the changes
28 January 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
Martin Lewis says Santander 123 is now a dead duck current account as it cuts interest and cashback
Santander will be slashing current account interest to 1% on its popular 123 account this spring, and introducing a single overdraft interest rate of 39.9%
21 January 2020
Barclays announces overdraft shake-up with interest rates of 35%
Barclays will be replacing its daily overdraft fees with a single interest rate of 35% from March - we've full info on whether you'll pay more or less after the changes
8 January 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
First Direct and M&S Bank follow HSBC in hiking overdraft fees from March
First Direct and M&S Bank customers have been told their arranged overdraft interest rates will be more than doubled to 39.9% from next year
5 December 2019
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