Warning - if your debit and credit card contact details aren't up to date, online payments could be declined due to new fraud checks
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.
7 June 2021
Santander to close 111 branches by August - here's the full list and where you can bank instead
Santander is to close 111 branches - around 20% of its 563 UK branches - by the end of August. The bank, which blames the move on customers increasingly switching online, says this will leave 452 UK branches. We've full info on which outlets are closing and what to do if your local branch is affected.
25 March 2021
Santander to hike graduate account overdraft fees - but you can beat it by switching
Santander is halving the maximum interest-free overdraft it offers those in their second year after graduating to £1,000 from 1 July. Grads who go over this buffer will be charged interest of almost 40% – here's how to beat the hike.
21 January 2021
Santander to cut 123 current account interest AGAIN - and it'll now pay 0.3%
Santander customers with the bank's popular 123 current account will see the interest paid on savings drop to just 0.3%.
14 January 2021
Banks to defer mortgage payments and increase credit limits for those struggling due to coronavirus
Several major banks have announced support measures for customers affected by coronavirus, including mortgage payment holidays and increased credit limits
10 March 2020
Martin Lewis says Santander 123 is now a dead duck current account as it cuts interest and cashback
Santander will be slashing current account interest to 1% on its popular 123 account this spring, and introducing a single overdraft interest rate of 39.9%
21 January 2020
National insurance number delays hit 16-year-olds trying to beat Help to Buy ISA deadline
Some 16-year-olds are struggling to open a Help to Buy ISA before the deadline at the end of this month because they haven't yet received their NI numbers
14 November 2019
Santander extends PPI deadline after tech issues – here's how to claim
Santander has extended its deadline for submitting PPI claims after its website struggled with the amount of customers contacting it - so if you didn't get your claim in yesterday, go now
30 August 2019
PPI phone lines jammed and banks' websites crash as claims flood in on deadline day
Hours ahead of the PPI deadline, Santander's PPI enquiry form has been "temporarily unavailable" while customers of other banks are reporting website problems and waits of up to 90 minutes on the phone. The deadline to claim is 11.59pm TODAY (Thursday) - so here's what to do if you're affected
29 August 2019
Santander to refund 20,000 customers after failing to warn them about overdraft charges
Santander is paying out £1.4 million in refunds to 20,000 customers, after it failed to send out warnings about unarranged overdraft fees
24 May 2019
20 October 2021
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Virgin Media and O2 launch Volt, their first joint product which offers to boost mobile data and broadband speeds for customers of both firms – how it works20 October 2021Newly-merged O2 and Virgin Media have launched a new product called Volt, allowing eligible customers to get their mobile data allowances doubled and their broadband speeds boosted to the next level at no extra charge.
20 October 2021Lloyds Banking Group, which owns Lloyds and Halifax, is to shut 48 branches next year, citing a fall in customer demand for the closures. We have full details below on which banks are being closed and what to do if your local branch is affected.
20 October 2021More than 10 million pensioners could see their state pension rise by £5.55/wk from April 2022 after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that inflation stood at 3.1% in the year to September - a figure that is typically used to calculate the following year's state pension increase.
Millions of BT landline customers could be in line for up to £500 if a new class action case is successful20 October 2021BT is facing a £600 million class action case after it's been claimed some 2.3 million customers have been overcharged for their landline since October 2015.
Households in England and Wales to be offered new £5,000 Government grant from April 2022 to help replace gas boilers with heat pumps19 October 2021Brits wanting to fit a low-carbon heat pump in their homes in England and Wales could receive a £5,000 grant from the Government to help replace less efficient gas boilers from April 2022. The initiative is part of a £3.9 billion project to make all heating systems low carbon by 2035.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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