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
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17 September 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
16 September 2021The next update of the coronavirus 'traffic light' travel system, used to govern the action holidaymakers take when they return to the UK from overseas, is due to take place this week. This will provide the latest information on which destinations will feature on the Government's 'green', 'amber' and 'red' travel lists.
16 September 2021Teletext Holidays and its sister company Alpharooms have agreed to refund £7 million to thousands of customers still waiting to get their money back after their package holidays were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. Here's how to make a claim.
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fifth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know16 September 2021100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
15 September 2021Almost two thirds of MoneySavers do most of their shopping online, compared with just over a quarter who prefer to shop in store (and the rest said they didn't have a preference), a new MoneySavingExpert.com poll has found.
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...
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.
16 August 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances