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Which restaurants are running 'Eat Out to Help Out'-style 50% off discounts in September?

The Government's 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme – which gives diners 50% discounts up to £10 per person on sit-down meals out from Monday to Wednesday – ended on Monday 31 August. But a range of restaurants, pubs and cafés will continue to offer a similar discount at their own expense

15 September 2020

Autosaving app Chip to charge new fees from October

Autosaving app Chip has revealed that it will start charging for its core automatic saving service from 3 October

5 August 2020

Premium Bond savings hit 14-year record: £1.5 billion worth bought in April as savings rates fell

£1.5 billion-worth of bonds were bought in April as savings rates started to tumble

1 June 2020

Marcus and Saga cut easy-access rates AGAIN – should you switch?

Marcus has dropped its rate to 1.05% and Saga to 1%. For both it's the second drop in a month

13 May 2020

Lifetime ISA withdrawal penalty reduced due to coronavirus

Lifetime ISA holders who withdraw from their account will face a penalty of 20% rather than 25% until next April, the Government has announced

1 May 2020

Marcus and Saga cut easy-access savings rates again

The two top-paying easy-access savings providers Marcus and Saga cut the interest they pay new customers to 1.2% on Friday, and existing customers will also see rates drop. But after rival bank Aldermore also cut its rates over the weekend, Marcus and Saga remain the best buys

20 April 2020

NS&I cancels planned Premium Bond rate cut

The Premium Bond prize rate will remain at 1.4%, after NS&I cancelled a planned rate cut to "support savers during the coronavirus pandemic"

17 April 2020

Premium Bond customers can now get texts to let them know they've won

Premium Bond holders will now be able to sign up to text notifications letting them know when they've won a prize

25 February 2020

Al Rayan Bank to switch off online banking next week

Sharia bank Al Rayan has announced it will "switch off" online banking next week, sparking outrage among customers who are unable or unwilling to use an app to access their account

24 February 2020

Fresh blow to savers as interest slashed on Marcus and Saga top easy-access accounts

Savers have been dealt another blow after the interest rates of the two top-paying easy-access accounts were today cut to 1.3%

19 February 2020