Metro Bank queues after social media 'rumours' - are your savings safe?
Metro Bank has said "false rumours" were the reason customers queued outside some of its branches at the weekend to withdraw their possessions from safe deposit boxes
13 May 2019
Easy-access savings rates on rise as 'Marcus effect' shakes up market
Easy-access savings rates have been moving upwards since the launch of Goldman Sachs' market-leading Marcus savings account a little over two weeks ago
12 October 2018
Top savings rates have barely moved in the two weeks since base rate rise, MSE data reveals
Savers have barely seen any benefit since the Bank of England increased the base rate by 0.25 percentage points two week
16 August 2018
NS&I launches new fixed savings bonds - how do they stack up?
Government-backed savings provider NS&I has launched new fixed savings accounts – though all fall short of the top deals
4 December 2017
Virgin Money launches Man Utd savings – but does it hit the back of the net?
Savers with an alliance to Manchester United may be tempted by a new one-year fixed savings account paying 3%
4 July 2017
Savers to get more protection against banks going bust
The level of protection for individual savers with money in banks and building societies that go bust is set to increase
19 January 2017
Chancellor faces renewed call to prevent 'absurd' savings protection cut
Andrew Tyrie has written to Chancellor George Osborne calling for him to prevent an 'absurd' savings protection cut
11 September 2015
Chancellor called to prevent 'absurd' savings protection cut
A fall in the amount of savings protected if your bank goes bust is 'absurd' says the chairman of the Treasury Committee
22 July 2015
Government savings protection to be cut
The amount of money protected if your bank, building society or credit union goes bust will fall from £85,000 to £75,000
3 July 2015
Yorkshire Building Society to buy Egg: How it affects you
The buy-out, expected to be complete towards the end of the year, will mean reduced protection for some savers
25 July 2011
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
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Sainsbury's new Nectar offer 'discriminates against the elderly and the vulnerable', says 75-year-old shopper22 October 2021A Nectar card holder MSE reader was left disappointed to see that Sainsbury's latest feature to get discounts using the SmartShop app was not available to those who can only shop online or through Click & Collect. He felt this discriminated against those customers, particularly ones who cannot shop in store for health reasons.
Fully vaccinated travellers to England and Wales can save £20 using day two lateral flows tests that will shortly replace PCR tests22 October 2021The Government has today released its approved list of private testing providers that will offer day two lateral flow tests for fully vaccinated travellers to England and Wales. Travellers will be able to save £20 using lateral flow tests compared to pricier PCRs.
22 October 2021MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has reaffirmed his message to consumers to sit tight and avoid switching to a new fixed-price energy deal as more gas and electricity providers go bust. On his weekly The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV he warned people to "do nothing".
22 October 2021The 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".
22 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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