Warning! Re-Give savings not protected
A new organisation marketing high interest rates has none of the protections offered by banks and building societies
16 July 2012
Bank of Cyprus UK savers get UK protection (as Cyprus asks for bailout)
Bank of Cyprus's 50,000 UK savers are now protected by our compensation scheme, as Cyprus asks for a bailout
25 June 2012
Savers lose nearly £18 billion a year
Record low interest rates and multi-billion-pound emergency measures from the Bank of England are hitting deposits
18 June 2012
Can you double your savings interest?
It may sound like nonsense, but many savers can more than double their interest using the savings fountain
13 June 2012
Banks told to display clear FSCS savings protection info
Banks will soon be made to show clearer info on how much compensation savers could claim if a provider went bust
28 May 2012
Open new tax year cash Isas now
The new tax year starts today, so savers should consider putting their money into an Isa ASAP
6 April 2012
Euro crisis: How safe are Santander savings?
The eurozone crisis threatens to destabilise Europe's banking system, so what does that mean for the Spanish giant?
10 October 2011
Derbyshire launches highest-paying easy access savings in 20 months
Derbyshire Building Society has today launched the top easy-access savings rate for nearly two years
28 September 2011
Banking commission wants savers' deposits protected
British banks should ring-fence retail businesses from investment banking to protect deposits under proposals outlined by the Independent Commission on Banking
11 April 2011
Savings protection rockets to £85,000
31 December 2010
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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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