Savings app Chip shakes up its membership plans – what this means for you
Savings app Chip has simplified its membership plan structure, reducing it from three plans to two, and has also added its autosaving feature to its free 'Chip' plan. These changes – which came into effect on 14 January – apply to both new and existing customers.
14 January 2022
Post Office savings accounts to no longer accept payments from non-linked accounts
Certain Post Office savings accounts will no longer accept payments into them from 1 March 2022 unless they're from a linked current account (or if they're via cheque or cash).
22 November 2021
Martin Lewis: Premium Bonds – are they worth it? New analysis
Premium Bonds can beat easy-access accounts if you're saving over £4,000, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has revealed.
12 November 2021
NS&I Green Savings Bond goes on sale but it only pays 0.65% AER fixed over three years
The Treasury has launched a new Green Savings Bond that will be welcome news for those wanting to support green projects but the bond only pays interest of 0.65% a year, which is far below the top-paying three-year fixed savings deals. MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has branded the rate "pants".
26 October 2021
Got a Marcus or Saga easy-access account? 100,000s can boost their savings by 0.1 percentage points, but you'll need to act
Savers with a best-buy Marcus easy-access savings account and/or cash ISA can boost their interest rate by 0.1 percentage points on each account so long as they don't already have a bonus rate attached to it
5 October 2021
The vast majority of MoneySavers have more in savings than they owe in debts, finds new MSE poll
The vast majority of MoneySavers are worth more than they owe, a new MoneySavingExpert.com poll has found. But this varies by age.
8 September 2021
Atom Bank savers alarmed by messaging blunder - what you need to know
Atom Bank has mistakenly sent duplicate notifications to many of its customers, with one which warns an "external account" has been connected to savers' accounts prompting widespread alarm. The bank has temporarily restricted access to its app to stop more notifications going out, but it says it's NOT been hacked and that customers' money is safe - we've full details on what we know so far below.
25 May 2021
Barclays to close Pingit app and services in June
Barclays is to close its Pingit payments app on 30 June, and related services including Pingit savings 'jars' and Pingit's wearable tech which allows you to make contactless payments will also be scrapped. If you use Pingit and are affected, we've full info below on exactly what's changing and what you need to do.
14 April 2021
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
Marcus closes easy-access savings account to new customers
Savers in the UK can longer open new Marcus easy-access accounts, in a fresh blow after months of cuts
10 June 2020
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MPs call state pension shortfalls for women a 'shameful shambles' - here's how to check to see if you are owed money21 January 2022if you think you've been affected and underpaid it's important you check to see if you are owed money.
Tens of thousands of Three customers to lose 'free' roaming abroad as they're 'forced' onto new contracts - here's all you need to know21 January 2022MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal that the mobile operator is 'forcing' certain customers to sign up to new plans, which means they'll lose their 'free' roaming benefit.
21 January 2022The 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.
Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers to be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% - here's what you can do about it20 January 2022Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% this spring. All of the telecoms providers use December's consumer prices index (CPI) rate of inflation, as announced this week, to determine increases...
20 January 2022The Bank of England base rate has risen from 0.1% to 0.25% after the majority of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voted in favour of raising the rate. The base rate is used by the Bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
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".
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