Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander planning to let you block gambling transactions
At least four more high street banks - the Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander - are working on plans to help customers restrict their spending on gambling, after Barclays became the first to do so last month
4 January 2019
'I paid in pounds... but RBS charged me overseas fees'
RBS and Natwest customers who use their debit cards on flights and ferries have been warned to watch out for unexpected charges, after a Virgin Atlantic passenger was stunned to find a 'foreign purchase fee' added to transactions made in pounds
24 December 2018
MPs launch inquiry into banking IT failures
An influential group of MPs has launched an inquiry into IT failures at financial institutions, after a series of major outages this year at several different banks
22 November 2018
Bank switches topped 950,000 in past year - here are the winners and losers
Almost one million current account switches took place in the last 12 months
25 July 2018
Current-account switches topped 900,000 in 2017 - here's how you can get £200 for swapping banks
Current-account holders switched their bank more than 900,000 times last year according to the most recent figures
24 January 2018
Applying for an Ulster Bank savings account? It could mark your credit file
Savers have been surprised to find applying for a savings account with Ulster Bank could mark their credit file
24 August 2017
RBS bottom in our banking customer service poll as First Direct remains top
First Direct remains top of our banking table for customer service, while RBS has ranked bottom
10 August 2017
NatWest and RBS hit 'occasional infringers' with daily overdraft fee hike
Natwest and RBS have hiked daily fees for unarranged overdrafts while cutting the monthly maximum customers have to pay
8 August 2017
NatWest and RBS cut Reward account cashback – is it still worth it?
NatWest has cut Reward account cashback from 3% to 2% and dropped the monthly fee from £3 to £2
26 June 2017
Fraudsters target Groupon accounts to make unauthorised purchases – check NOW if you're affected
Groupon users have seen £100s siphoned from their banks in recent weeks, with reports of up to £700 being taken
20 December 2016
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23 July 2021Challenger bank Starling has taken the crown in our latest banking customer service poll, with digital rival Monzo coming a close second and former champion First Direct knocked into third place.
Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans23 July 2021The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.
Martin Lewis explains the financial help you can get if you've been 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the Covid app or NHS Test & Trace22 July 2021Over 600,000 people in England and Wales were 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 app between 8 and 14 July, new figures show. If you're one of them, there's a range of financial support you could get.
Royal Mail warns of delivery delays across 10 areas as workforce hit by Covid-19 absences - here's the full list of postcodes affected22 July 2021Royal Mail has warned that households in 10 areas of England, including Blackpool and Worthing, could face delays to to both parcel and letter deliveries as staff members have been forced to self-isolate due to Covid-19. Here's what you need to know and what you can do if you're facing delays.
22 July 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights as an employee including who's eligible to be furloughed.
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.
22 July 2021
12 July 2021
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