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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