NS&I to increase the Premium Bond prize rate to 2.2% – here's all you need to know
After the rise, the odds of each £1 Premium Bond number winning a prize will increase from 24,500-to-one to 24,000-to-one.
27 September 2022
Warning: Amazon to increase Prime prices this Thursday but some can still beat the hikes - here's how
Amazon is hiking Prime prices this week with standard pay-monthly costs rising by £1 a month from 15 September and annual costs increasing by £16 a year. But there's a way to get around the hike for another year for new sign-ups and former subscribers.
12 September 2022
Chip to charge for autosaving in October - but free alternatives are available
Savings app Chip will start charging customers with its standard free account for certain features, including its popular 'auto-saving' function, from 12 October 2022. Below we explain what's happening and the alternative accounts to consider.
5 September 2022
Tesco Bank savers could miss out on rate rises unless they take action – here's what to do
Tesco Bank has upped the interest rate on its easy-access cash ISA, but existing customers can only benefit by opening a new account and transferring over their savings.
22 August 2022
Saving in NS&I 'Growth Bonds'? Check NOW you haven't been rolled onto a rubbish rate
If you're one of over 300,000 savers holding NS&I's 'Guaranteed Growth Bonds', you could be missing out on £100s in interest if your bonds have auto-renewed. So check your rate now, as you only have 30 days from renewal to cancel and switch.
1 August 2022
Virgin Money increases easy-access savings account rate to a market-leading 1.71%
Virgin Money has increased its M Plus savings account’s interest rate to a table-topping 1.71%, the highest rate for an easy-access account since September 2013. But you can get a better rate if you lock your money away.
28 July 2022
Pension savers reclaim almost £900m in overpaid tax since 2015 – are you due a rebate worth £1,000s?
If you've taken a taxable lump sum from your pension for the first time, you could be owed due to a tax code error – here's how to claim the money back.
22 July 2022
Hundreds of thousands more women found to have been underpaid their state pension - here's how to check if you're owed money
Hundreds of thousands more retirees, mainly women, have been found to have been underpaid their state pension, with the collective shortfall running to £1.5 billion, according to new Government figures. Here's how to check if you've been affected.
8 July 2022
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 now
Time 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.
23 June 2022
NS&I to increase the Premium Bond prize rate to 1.4% – here's all you need to know
After the rise, the odds of each £1 Premium Bond number winning a prize will increase from 34,500-to-one to 24,500-to-one.
24 May 2022
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Welsh households on universal credit and other benefits can get £200 to help with energy bills – check if you're eligible and how to apply27 September 2022More than 400,000 low-income households in Wales can get a non-repayable £200 cash grant to put towards their energy bills this winter.
£150 cost of living disability payment hit by delays, Department for Work and Pensions admits - though most to be paid by early October27 September 2022The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted there's been a delay with handing out the £150 one-off cost of living payment to those on disability benefits, however has said that everyone will have had it by the October deadline as expected.
27 September 2022The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 2.25% from 1.75%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
27 September 2022Millions of households in Britain will get £400 this winter to help with rising energy bills as part of the Government's 'Energy Bills Support Scheme'. Exactly how you'll be paid this money depends on your supplier and how you pay for your energy bills.
Mortgage lenders lengthen product transfer periods to allow homeowners to lock in new deals earlier – here's what you need to know27 September 2022Several major lenders have increased how far in advance existing borrowers can lock in a new mortgage deal as interest rates rise. It comes as many homeowners look to start the process of lining up a new mortgage earlier than usual, hoping to get a cheaper deal and stay ahead of future rate hikes after the base rate hit 2.25% in September.
9 August 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.
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