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First Direct debit card goes fee-free for overseas spending meaning near-perfect exchange rates

First Direct has scrapped all fees for overseas spending and cash withdrawals on its debit card for both new and existing customers, can reveal.

30 June 2023

Travelling abroad? Santander offers 1% cashback on overseas spending – but watch out for exchange fees

New and existing Mastercard credit card customers at Santander are now able to earn 1% cashback on overseas spending but the option will still be overly expensive for many with most of the bank's cards charging a 2.95% exchange fee. Here's everything you need to know.

13 June 2022

P&O Ferries suspends services after sacking 800 staff - your refund rights explained

P&O Ferries has halted ALL ships this morning and potentially this afternoon (17 March) ahead of a company announcement. Passengers who had their ferry cancelled or delayed could get compensation, check how to claim now.

17 March 2022

Ryanair 'jab and go' adverts banned after thousands of complaints

Two Ryanair television adverts have been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled they made misleading and irresponsible claims about the coronavirus pandemic.

3 February 2021

Travelex website taken offline after cyber attack

Holidaymakers have been left unable to use foreign currency firm Travelex's website or app, after its online systems were suspended due to a software attack earlier this week

7 January 2020

NatWest launches app-only bank account Bó – but is it any good?

NatWest has launched an app-only bank account named Bo, offering built-in budgeting features and an eye-catching yellow card

29 November 2019

Monzo launches a premium account – but is it any good?

App-only bank Monzo has launched a premium service – but is it any good?

25 April 2019

Curve 'all-in-one' debit card to offer fee-free spending abroad, but how does it stack up?

The Curve debit card - which lets you connect your existing debit and credit cards to it – has today announced that users will be able to spend on its card overseas at no cost - even if a debit or credit card 'linked' to it charges an overseas usage fee

20 September 2018