Ratesetter to close all investor accounts and move borrowers’ loans to Metro Bank
All 45,000 existing investor accounts will be closed on 2 April. Here's what the change means for investors and borrowers alike.
3 February 2021
Martin Lewis video: Which are the best children's savings accounts?
Martin spoke about the issue on his show yesterday
18 December 2020
HSBC and First Direct cut regular savings rates to 1%
HSBC and First Direct have cut the interest paid on their regular savings accounts from 2.75% to 1% for new customers
24 November 2020
Bank with M&S, HSBC or First Direct? Urgently open its regular saver
M&S Bank is closing its 2.75% AER regular saver account to new customers next week
13 November 2020
Ratesetter customers waiting months to access their cash
Some investors with peer-to-peer lender Ratesetter are still waiting for their cash over seven months after trying to withdraw their investments, with 1,000s in virtual queues to access their money
27 October 2020
Are negative interest rates on the way? Martin's view as the Bank of England asks lenders if they're ready for them
The Bank of England has written to banks asking them to provide details on how they would cope if interest rates were cut to zero or even turned negative
12 October 2020
NS&I customers struggle to withdraw savings due to 'technical issue'
Savers trying to make withdrawals from National Savings and Investments (NS&I) accounts ahead of next month's massive rate cuts have found they are unable to access their money due to an ongoing "technical issue"
2 October 2020
Marcus to cut its easy-access rate
Savings provider Marcus is to cut the interest rate on its easy-access account from Monday 12 October – but should you switch?
25 September 2020
NS&I to slash savings rates and Premium Bond prizes
National Savings & Investments (NS&I) will dramatically cut the interest it pays on many of its savings accounts, slashing its top easy-access rate to just 0.01% in November. And Premium Bond holders will also have a significantly lower chance of winning a prize from December, with the prize rate to be cut to 1%
21 September 2020
Premium Bond paper prize cheques to be scrapped
More Premium Bond prizes will be paid directly to holders' accounts as NS&I is set to phase out its paper prize cheques by March next year – so make sure it has your details
17 September 2020
1 December 2021
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances