NS&I Green Savings Bond goes on sale but it only pays 0.65% AER fixed over three years
The Treasury has launched a new Green Savings Bond that will be welcome news for those wanting to support green projects but the bond only pays interest of 0.65% a year, which is far below the top-paying three-year fixed savings deals. MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has branded the rate "pants".
22 October 2021
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
Over £8 million Premium Bond prizes lost in the post – check if you're owed
Over 180,000 premium bond prizes which were sent as cheques but never arrived in the post are waiting to be reclaimed, MoneySavingExpert can reveal
23 April 2019
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
Beware Klarna's new 'pay now' service
You may lose vital protections
17 Netflix hacks
Watch Squid Games etc for less
Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
Ciate £148 of nail polish for £35
Via Advent calendar code
John Lewis' £100 voucher is back
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Autumn Budget 2021: From minimum wage increases to national insurance hikes - here's what to watch out for26 October 2021Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver his Autumn Budget to the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 October, where he'll set out the Government’s financial strategy.
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25 October 2021If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.
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