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
Nationwide to slash FlexDirect interest – but newbies still have three weeks to grab 5% for a year
Nationwide is to cut the interest on its popular FlexDirect current account from 5% to 2% AER in May
6 April 2020
Premium Bond prize rate to be cut to 1.3%
Premium Bond holders will have a lower chance of winning a prize from May, while those with NS&I savings products will see their interest rates cut
18 February 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
10,000s of Coventry Building Society customers to lose debit cards
Coventry Building Society is to withdraw debit cards from more than 30,000 customers using its MoneyManager savings accounts in September - and some will also lose overdraft facilities
14 June 2019
Over £8 million Premium Bond prizes lost in the post – check if you're owed
Over 180,000 premium bond prizes which were sent as cheques but never arrived in the post are waiting to be reclaimed, MoneySavingExpert can reveal
23 April 2019
Unity Mutual launches new type of Lifetime ISA
Unity Mutual has launched a new type of stocks and shares Lifetime ISA, offering a guaranteed 1.25% interest rate until April, as well as a 25% Government bonus towards your first home or retirement - here's what to watch out for
7 November 2018
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Aviva and Persimmon to shake-up leasehold clauses and refund some homeowners - here's what it means for you23 June 2021Thousands of homeowners with Aviva and Persimmon leases are set to benefit following a crackdown on unfair terms by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Many of these leaseholders have found themselves trapped in homes they've struggled to sell due to doubling ground rent clauses and unaffordable freehold prices.
New plastic £50 note featuring Alan Turing goes into circulation - but you can still use paper versions until September 202223 June 2021A new plastic £50 note featuring the inventor and codebreaker Alan Turing has entered circulation today (23 June). It will replace the current paper design featuring entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt, which you'll no longer be able to use from 30 September 2022.
Now to scrap multi-screen and introduce adverts to on-demand content from next month - unless you pay for its Boost add-on23 June 2021Now will scrap its free multi-screen option and introduce adverts on its on-demand video services from next month unless you pay extra for its optional Boost add-on service, which is also rising in price. But you can cancel your subscription at any point penalty-free if you're unhappy about the shake-up.
23 June 2021Including can you reschedule, what do insurers cover and will you get a refund?
22 June 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
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.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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