MSE News

March

Is mortgage insurance a better bet than a fix?

Mortgage holders who want to cap their costs have an alternative to simply getting a new home loan

27 March 2012

Ombudsman gives hope to angry Halifax and Lloyds pet insurance customers

Halifax must cover a pet with an existing condition for three years even though it no longer offers insurance

27 March 2012

Petrol prices hit record high

The average price at the pumps reached 140.20p per litre at the end of last week, with diesel at a new record of 146.72p

26 March 2012

Ombudsman recruits extra staff to beat PPI logjam

The Financial Ombudsman Service has moved to tackle the huge delays for consumers who reclaim mis-sold PPI

26 March 2012

EDF Energy offers rebate to vulnerable users

EDF says it will ensure its most vulnerable customers benefit from its cheapest prices

26 March 2012

Families £10 a week poorer, study says

Families face a third year of real incomes being eroded, a study warns today

23 March 2012

Solar homes in clear as Government loses subsidy bid

The Supreme Court has refused the Government permission to appeal against a ruling its solar subsidy cuts were unfair

23 March 2012

Sky opens up Anytime Plus

Sky has released the reins on Anytime+, meaning over 5m homes can get the free on-demand service

22 March 2012

Government dashes child trust fund/junior Isa merger hopes

Parents won't be able to switch their kids' child trust funds to junior Isas, potentially leaving them on dire rates

22 March 2012

U-turn means flatmates' poor credit won't harm you

Tenants won't be rejected for a mortgage or loan because their flatmate has a poor credit score, following MSE pressure

22 March 2012

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