Articles by Stephen Little

Santander to close 140 branches: find out if your local bank will be axed

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | News

Santander has announced plans to axe nearly a quarter of its branch network in a move that will affect thousands of customers and puts 1,270 jobs at risk.

Rural cash machines to be saved by bumper fees for local operators - but thousands could still disappear

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | News

Cash machine operators are to be given a “super premium” in remote areas to help reduce the number of ATM closures.

Five million EU-bound flight tickets could be cancelled by no-deal Brexit: find out your rights before it's too late

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | News

A no-deal Brexit could spell disaster for holidaymakers with to up to five million airline tickets being cancelled, a consumer watchdog has warned.

How to spot the signs of financial abuse

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Article

Banks and building societies have adopted a voluntary code to tackle financial abuse, and the government has

Shrinkflation hits over 200 food products - and bread and cereals are the most likely to reduce in size

Monday, 21 January 2019 | News

Consumers are paying the same for over 200 items in their shopping baskets, but the products have shrunk in size, official figures show.

New laws to prosecute financial abusers planned by government

Monday, 21 January 2019 | News

People who manipulate and control their partner’s money could face prosecution for the first time, under new government plans to widen the statutory definition of domestic abuse.

Councils slowest to repair serious potholes revealed - with some taking up to three days to fix severe road problems

Friday, 18 January 2019 | News

Some councils set targets of days to fix potholes, while the number and size of road problems is increasing across the UK, putting both motorists and cyclists at risk.

Beware holiday villa scams that could cost you £5,000

Friday, 18 January 2019 | News

If you are dreaming of far away places and looking to escape the January blues by staying in a villa, make sure you do your research.

UK housing market has worst outlook for 20 years as prices stagnate amid Brexit uncertainty

Thursday, 17 January 2019 | News

The housing outlook is the worst it has been for 20 years, with sales expected to slump in the months running up to Brexit, according to surveyors.

Savings update: Cynergy launches 1.5% easy access deal to match Marcus

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 | News

Cynergy is the latest bank to raise its easy-access account rate to 1.5% for new savers.