It's been quite a busy few days in the world of finance. Many of the biggest banks and building societies have launched new products to tempt new customers.

From cashback to double points offers, here are some deals you can take advantage of right now.

Current Accounts

TSB £130 switching bonus + up to £70 cashback + 3% interest

TSB is now offering the opportunity to earn up to £200 in the first year you have its Classic Plus account: £130 for switching to it and up to £70 for spending on your debit card and paying out two Direct Debits from the account each month. You need to apply for your account by 4 December and have completed your switch using the Current Account Switch Service by 22 December.

Plus the account also pays interest of 3% on up to £1,500, so long as you credit the account with £500 each month, and register for online banking, paperless statements and paperless correspondence.

Barclays Blue Rewards doubled

Barclays has announced that it’s doubling the bonus on its Blue Rewards scheme.

New and existing Barclays customers can join the scheme before 30 November to reap the rewards.

What’s more, you can get 10% cashback at Currys PC World, Argos, House of Fraser and JD Sports through Barclays Online or mobile banking before 5 December. Blue Rewards customers will get an additional 1% cashback.

You could earn up to an extra £34 a month with Blue Rewards, depending on what product you hold.

Just be aware that there’s a £3 monthly fee on eligible products.

Mortgages

Chelsea Building Society offers freebies with five-year fixed-rate mortgage

The rate on the Chelsea Building Society five-year fixed-rate mortgage has been changed to 1.81%. It’s available for customers with a 35% deposit and it has a £1,695 fee.

There are also enticing incentives including a free valuation for every borrower, free legal fees for those who are remortgaging and £250 cashback for first and second-time buyers. But make sure you do the sums to see if you could get a better deal elsewhere.

Nationwide fixed mortgage rates reduced

Nationwide has reduced rates by up to 0.7% across its fixed-rate mortgage range.

For example, you can get an 80% loan to value mortgage at 1.69% for three years which comes with a fee of £999.

Borrowers get a free valuation while first-time buyers and those who are remortgaging can also benefit from £500 cashback. Depending on the circumstances, you can do overpayments or underpayments too.

Compare mortgage rates and fees and see if you can get a better deal

Balance transfer credit cards

Lloyds Bank increases 0% period to 33 month and offers cashback

Those who have debts to shift over are in luck as Lloyds Bank has upped the 0% balance transfer period on its Platinum credit card to 33 months. The balance transfer fee has also been reduced to 0.57% so it costs less to transfer.

To get the deal you need to make a balance transfer within the first 90 days but if you make a transfer before 27 November you can bag £20 cashback too.

The card also comes with three months interest-free purchases.  

Halifax increases 0% period to 37 months

The Halifax Online Balance Transfer Credit Card now offers 37 months interest-free on balance transfers but be warned, you’ll need to pay a 2.50% balance transfer fee. To give you an idea, that means you’d have to fork out £50 on a £2,000 transfer.  

Compare 0% balance transfer credit cards

Fixed-rate savings accounts

Vanquis Bank ups rate on four and five-year fixed-rate savings accounts

Vanquis Bank has increased the rate on its four and five-year fixed-rate savings bonds by 0.05%, making them more competitive.

That means that the four-year bond is now at 2.40% and the five-year deal is sitting at 2.45%.

If you want to open an account you’ll need a minimum deposit of £1,000.

Let's take a look at how the five-year deal compares to the competition. 

Account

Rate

Minimum deposit

Access

Bank of London and Middle East Premier Deposit Account

2.50%

£25,000

Post

Ikano Bank Fixed 5 Year Saver

2.46%

£1,000

Online

Atom Bank 5 Year Fixed Saver

2.45%

£50

Online

Paragon Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Savings Account

2.45%

£1,000

Online

Vanquis Bank Savings

2.45%

£1,000

Online

Four-year deals are less popular but Vanquis is leading the way. It has the edge over Bank of London and the Middle East because it has a more realistic minimum deposit. 

Account

Rate

Minimum deposit

Access

Vanquis Bank Savings

2.40%

£1,000

Online

Bank of London and the Middle East Premier Deposit Account

2.40%*

£25,000

Post

Aldermore 4 Year Fixed Rate Account

1.85%

£1,000

Online

*Anticipated profit rate

Atom Bank increases rate on one-year fixed-rate bond

Atom Bank has upped the rate on its one-year fixed-rate bond, which is now 1.95%. You can put in as little as £50.

It's a cracking deal, second only to the Bank of London and the Middle East's offering, but with a much lower minimum deposit.

Account

Rate

Minimum deposit

Access

Bank of London and the Middle East Premier Deposit Account

2%*

£25,000

Post

Atom Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Saver

1.95%

£50

Online

Paragon Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Savings Account

1.86%

£1,000

Online

Al Rayan Bank Fixed Term Deposit

1.86%*

£1,000

Online, in-branch, phone, post

Milestone Savings Fixed Term Deposit

1.82%

£1,000

Online

*Anticipated profit rate 

Cash Isa

Dudley Building Society launches five-year fixed-rate Isa

Dudley Building Society has introduced a five-year fixed-rate Isa at 2%. Savers need to put in at least £100 to open an account.

Here's how it stacks up next to its competitors.

Account

Rate

Minimum deposit

Access

Coventry Building Society Fixed Rate Isa

2.15%

£1

Online, in-branch, post, phone

Charter Savings Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Cash Isa

2.11%

£1,000

Online

Virgin Money Fixed Rate Cash E-Isa Issue 291

2%

£1

Online

Dudley Building Society Five Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

2%

£100

In-branch, post

Skipton Building Society 5 Year Online Fixed Rate ISA

2%

£500

Online

Compare even more savings accounts and cash Isas