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Santander to cut rate on popular easy-access savings account – should you switch?

The current 5.2% rate is hard to beat, so it's probably not worth switching just yet – but keep an eye out for alternatives.

12 March 2024

Urgent! Are you a saver? Watch Martin Lewis' warning video before midnight

Santander's best buy account offers 5.2% interest, but it will be axed to new customers after 11.59pm tonight.

13 September 2023

Chase to make big changes to its bank account in April – does it still stack up?

Chase has announced updates which will impact its current account for both new and existing customers. Here's what it means for both new and existing customers.

17 February 2023

Cladding crisis: six major lenders now offer mortgages on some affected buildings – but not everyone can get them

Flat-owners impacted by the cladding crisis in England may now be able to sell or remortgage their homes, with six major lenders agreeing to offer mortgages under new industry guidance.

10 January 2023

193 high street banks to close next year – check if your branch is on the list, plus alternatives

High street banks including HSBC, NatWest and Lloyds are set to close at least 193 more branches next year – we've rounded up the planned closures for each bank and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

22 December 2022

Santander launches new 'Edge' current account paying 1% cashback on household bills and supermarket spend – here's our take on if it is worth it

Santander has launched its new 'Edge' current account, replacing the popular 123 Lite account which is no longer available to new customers. But is the new product worth it?

22 November 2022

Travelling abroad? Santander offers 1% cashback on overseas spending – but watch out for exchange fees

New and existing Mastercard credit card customers at Santander are now able to earn 1% cashback on overseas spending but the option will still be overly expensive for many with most of the bank's cards charging a 2.95% exchange fee. Here's everything you need to know.

13 June 2022

Santander customers hit by payment delays - here's what you need to know

Santander has admitted that customers may face delays to certain payments going in and out of their bank accounts today (1 June) due to a technical problem. However, the bank says it will reimburse any associated fees or charges incurred as a result.

1 June 2022

Santander to slash opening hours at hundreds of branches - here's what you need to know

Santander is to shorten its opening hours on both weekdays and weekends at hundreds of branches across the UK for those who walk-in without a pre-booked appointment.

21 April 2022

Warning: Online payments could be declined if your debit and credit card contact details aren't up to date as new fraud rules take force today

Card users are being urged to ensure their bank or lender has up-to-date contact details for them as providers begin to roll out new measures to verify transactions. If your card provider can't reach you to prove your transaction is legitimate, your payment could be declined. Here's what you need to know.

14 March 2022