Marcus easy-access savings customer getting less than 1.3%? Boost your rate with a few clicks
Marcus customers who have a savings account or cash ISA can get a bonus rate of 0.25% added to their accounts for 12 months BUT only if they activate it - below we explain how to do so.
14 June 2022
Fake reviews, subscription traps and unprotected Christmas savings clubs to be tackled under Government crackdown
Cash saved in Christmas savings clubs is to be protected under new laws, the Government has today (19 April) announced. There are also plans to crack down on fake reviews and 'subscription traps', while the competition regulator's powers will be beefed up in a bid to better protect consumers.
19 April 2022
Savers getting raw deal following November’s base rate rise, MSE data reveals
Savings account rates have barely risen since November's base rate rise, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
19 June 2018
NS&I to close three-year Investment Bond applications today
NS&I to close three-year Investment Bond applications TODAY
10 April 2018
Savings protection limit set to return to £85,000
The Bank of England is set to restore the savings protection limit to £85,000 per institution
21 November 2016
Challenger bank 'Fidor' launches in the UK today: But how good is it?
Fidor Bank is an online-only bank established in Germany in 2009, but it's not covered by the UK's FSCS protection
18 September 2015
Chancellor faces renewed call to prevent 'absurd' savings protection cut
Andrew Tyrie has written to Chancellor George Osborne calling for him to prevent an 'absurd' savings protection cut
11 September 2015
Chancellor called to prevent 'absurd' savings protection cut
A fall in the amount of savings protected if your bank goes bust is 'absurd' says the chairman of the Treasury Committee
22 July 2015
Government savings protection to be cut
The amount of money protected if your bank, building society or credit union goes bust will fall from £85,000 to £75,000
3 July 2015
New rules confirmed, which give more protection to savers if their bank fails
The FSCS limit will be increased from £85k to £1 million for temporary balances under new rules outlined by the Bank
1 April 2015
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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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