Ulster Bank fined £2.75m over 'unacceptable' IT failure
Ulster Bank has been fined almost £2.75 million over an IT failure that prevented thousands from using their accounts
12 November 2014
RBS sets aside an additional £100m to cover PPI mis-selling claims
RBS says the additional £100 million set aside for PPI reflects 'higher than expected reactive complaint volumes'
31 October 2014
Current account switching: Early figures show Halifax as big winner
Halifax was the big winner from the first three full months of the seven-day current account switching regime
1 August 2014
Mobile-to-mobile payments start today – but how does Paym work?
Millions of smartphone users can now pay for goods and services simply by using the recipient's mobile phone number
29 April 2014
Sent money to the wrong bank account? You’ll soon have more help getting it back
If you accidentally send a payment to the wrong bank account, you'll get more help recovering the money from next month
24 April 2014
Banking outages to be investigated by the FCA
Major banks and building societies will be investigated by the FCA, following a number of high profile IT failures
31 March 2014
Forget worrying about sort codes - mobile-to-mobile cash transfers coming soon
Smartphone users will soon be able to pay for goods and services simply by using the recipient's mobile phone number
10 March 2014
Hit by Lloyds, Halifax, TSB and Bank of Scotland glitch? Your rights explained
Some Lloyds, Halifax, Bank of Scotland and TSB customers were left without banking facilities for three hours yesterday
27 January 2014
Hit by NatWest/ RBS glitch? Call your bank NOW to get your money back
NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank customers hit by this week's IT glitch are reporting being offered compensation
5 December 2013
NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank glitch: RBS answers your questions
MoneySavingExpert.com puts your concerns over this week's IT glitch to the RBS Group
3 December 2013
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
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