Local shops to offer cashback and Post Office opens ‘bank hubs’ in trials to improve access to cash
A pilot scheme in eight towns across the UK will test new ways to boost access to cash in local communities – with measures including local shops offering cashback, new 'bank hubs' in Post Offices and more free ATMs.
28 April 2021
A third of Post Office ATMs to shut
Almost a third of free-to-use ATMs at Post Office branches will be shut over the next 18 months, with around 600 set to close by March 2022
26 October 2020
Post Office phone customers face price hikes of up to £42/yr
The Post Office has announced that it will be raising the price of some call plans and landline calls in November, with some customers facing increases of up to £42/year
2 October 2020
Post Office to close its online shop – where else can you buy stamps online?
The Post Office is to close its online shop at the end of the month, meaning you'll need to go to one of its branches in person to buy its products – but if you want to buy stamps online, there are still plenty of other options
12 August 2020
Vulnerable Post Office customers offered cash deliveries
Vulnerable Post Office customers who need to shield during the coronavirus pandemic can now have cash payments delivered straight to their homes as part of a new scheme
22 April 2020
Barclays reverses decision on post office cash withdrawals
Barclays has scrapped plans to stop customers being able to withdraw cash from post offices
25 October 2019
145 million old £1 coins still not returned – how to make them spendable again
Some 145 million old-style £1 coins still haven't been returned to the Royal Mint, more than 18 months after they went out of circulation
16 August 2019
ATM-finding app will now show you your nearest post office too
With free cash machines disappearing, there's a handy tool to let you find nearby ATMs where you can withdraw cash for free – and it'll now also show you thousands of Post Office branches where you can take cash out over the counter
21 June 2019
Free ATMs vanishing as another 1,700 have started charging
Almost 1,700 free ATMs have started charging for cash withdrawals between January and March this year, with 1,250 becoming fee-paying in March alone
1 May 2019
'I beat the stamp price hike – by buying £2,500 worth'
A MoneySaver who bought £2,500 worth of postage stamps seven years ago says he's delivered on his plan to save £100s - as the costs have increased by up to 69% since 2012
25 March 2019
28 July 2021
First Direct's £100 bank switch bribe - go quick
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New. Broadband price war
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Travel insurance from £9/week
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'I reclaimed £3,500 in packaged bank fees'
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