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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