36,000 NatWest and RBS customers owed overdraft refunds
Some 36,000 RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank customers will be refunded a total of £2.2 million
3 June 2020
MPs launch inquiry into banking IT failures
An influential group of MPs has launched an inquiry into IT failures at financial institutions, after a series of major outages this year at several different banks
22 November 2018
Bank switches topped 950,000 in past year - here are the winners and losers
Almost one million current account switches took place in the last 12 months
25 July 2018
First VERTICAL £5 and £10 notes to enter circulation
Ulster Bank has revealed the UK's first vertical banknotes, which are due to enter circulation next year
24 May 2018
Ulster Bank to wipe credit searches on savings account applicants after 'incorrect credit scoring'
Ulster Bank is working to remove hard searches from the credit files of those who have applied for its eSavings account
15 September 2017
Applying for an Ulster Bank savings account? It could mark your credit file
Savers have been surprised to find applying for a savings account with Ulster Bank could mark their credit file
24 August 2017
More providers to offer Help to Buy ISAs
HSBC, Aldermore, Clydesdale Bank, and Newcastle Building Society are the latest to say they'll offer Help to Buy ISAs
23 November 2015
NatWest/RBS glitch: Full Q&A as wages, benefits and more go missing
Natwest, RBS, Coutts and Ulster have admitted a number of customer payments are 'missing'
17 June 2015
Charge-free basic bank accounts unveiled
A basic bank account with no fees for failed payments has been unveiled by the Government today
15 December 2014
RBS fined £56m over IT meltdown
RBS is to pay fines totalling £56 million following an IT meltdown in 2012, which left customers locked out of accounts
20 November 2014
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Customers of collapsed rent-to-own firm BrightHouse unlikely to receive any form of refund - here are all the details16 May 2022Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.
16 May 2022The energy price cap, which governs what most pay for their energy, is set to change every three months from October under plans announced by Ofgem today. The regulator also revealed it will also make the 'market stabilisation charge' harsher. This is a charge levied on firms acquiring new customers, which will make it harder for suppliers to undercut the price cap with cheaper fixed deals.
Warning: Aldi, M&S, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and more recall chicken products over salmonella fears - here are your refund rights16 May 2022Aldi, M&S, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Waitrose are recalling a number of chicken products over fears of a salmonella outbreak. We explain your refund rights below.
NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills16 May 2022NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.
Thousands of public sector workers to see redundancy payments cut after Government shake-up – your rights explained13 May 2022Thousands of public sector workers in England could soon see the amount they get as redundancy pay cut under new Government guidance.
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.
3 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.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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