MSE News

March

Glimmer of light for UK economy

Revised figures show the economy contracted by less than previously thought at the end of 2010

29 March 2011

The 'wombler' who raises money from Asda and Tesco bins

Meet the runner who raises money by rummaging in bins for old Asda and Tesco receipts, then uses them to exploit the pair's price guarantees

29 March 2011

Identity theft insurance firm ceases sales after FSA probe

The Financial Services Authority launches an investigation into protection group CPP's identity theft products

29 March 2011

EMA replacement fund unveiled to help poorest school kids

The Government has announced a new bursary to replace EMA, which will give vulnerable students £1,200 a year to stay in education

28 March 2011

Ditch old cash Isas as banks slash rates

Banks and building societies are quietly slashing returns on older, Isas so savers should wise up and switch where necessary

28 March 2011

Energy firms forced to give 30 days' notice of price rises

Power firms that hike prices must give customers a month's warning, the industry regulator Ofgem has said

28 March 2011

Equitable Life to hand back millions

Equitable Life today announced plans to hand back hundreds of millions of pounds to its beleaguered policyholders who have seen the value of their investments dive

28 March 2011

Tesco alters 'price check' guarantee after shoppers exploit loophole

Tesco has introduced a new cap on vouchers it pays to shoppers who buy items that are cheaper at Asda

25 March 2011

Winter fuel payments cut in secret Budget measure

The elderly are set for a shock later this year as they will get up to £100 less from the Government to pay for their winter energy bills

24 March 2011

Fears over lost cash as shoe firm Shudoo set to go bust

Online shoe retailer Shudoo has admitted customer orders may not be completed after experiencing serious financial problems

24 March 2011

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