Bank of England base rate jumps to 0.5% – what the rise means for you
The rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
15 February 2022
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
Five major events set to impact your personal finances in 2022 - and what to do about them
From the reintroduction of costly European roaming charges to new rules around car and home insurance - here's a quick breakdown of five key events and changes that are set to impact your finances in early 2022 and, more importantly, what to do about them.
6 January 2022
Martin Lewis: A year of being debt-free is far more important than a Christmas splurge
Martin Lewis has warned households against splurging this Christmas, while also highlighting the importance of being honest about their finances in a bid to remain debt-free over the festive period and beyond. Read below and watch the clip from The Martin Lewis Money Show Christmas Special for more.
26 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
15 gold medal MoneySaving successes of 2021 - including £7,000 council tax back, £22,000 competition win, £250 WFH tax claim
As many feel moved by Team GB's recent Olympic success, we hope to inspire you to overcome your financial hurdles and achieve a knockout MoneySaving victory by celebrating 15 of our users' best successes of 2021. Some require you to go the extra mile (for a big reward), others are swimmingly easy. On your marks, get set, go...
17 August 2021
Ratesetter investors furious as 'technical issue' delays withdrawals after account closures
Thousands of Ratesetter investors have been left waiting to get their cash back from closed accounts after a 'technical issue' delayed withdrawals made over the Bank Holiday weekend and on Tuesday. The peer-to-peer lender says it's now fixed the problem though, and says payments should arrive in customers' accounts by the end of Thursday (8 April).
8 April 2021
Santander to cut 123 current account interest AGAIN - and it'll now pay 0.3%
Santander customers with the bank's popular 123 current account will see the interest paid on savings drop to just 0.3%.
14 January 2021
Premium Bond savings hit 14-year record: £1.5 billion worth bought in April as savings rates fell
£1.5 billion-worth of bonds were bought in April as savings rates started to tumble
1 June 2020
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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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