MSE News

June

Firms charge existing customers, but not new customers, to call

Many banks, insurers and energy companies operate a two-tier telephone system, penalising loyal customers

21 June 2012

Co-op & Smile latest to raise overdraft rates

Co-op & Smile will raise the cost of going into the red on virtually all accounts from 6 August

20 June 2012

Jobless down, but more on the dole

The jobless total dropped 51,000 to 2.61m in the quarter to April but the number claiming jobseeker's allowance rose

20 June 2012

Petrol prices set to fall further, says AA

The price of petrol at the pumps is continuing to fall and could dip even further

20 June 2012

Tesco halves Price Check maximum refund

Customers could get up to £20 back per shop if a comparable basket was cheaper at Asda. From this week, it'll be £10

19 June 2012

Are mobile giants' new roaming bundles any good?

Vodafone, Three and T-Mobile have all introduced new plans this month, though they have not all been met with joy

19 June 2012

Fuel price cuts help inflation fall

The retail prices index rate of inflation fell to 3.1% in May compared to 3.5% in April, the ONS says

19 June 2012

Savers lose nearly £18 billion a year

Record low interest rates and multi-billion-pound emergency measures from the Bank of England are hitting deposits

18 June 2012

Hurry to use old Nando's loyalty cards

Nandos's customers with an old card must use it soon or lose any freebies they've earned

18 June 2012

Lloyds TSB and Bank of Scotland to revamp overdraft charges

Lloyds TSB and Bank of Scotland are scrapping some authorised overdraft fees but hiking others in an autumn reshuffle

16 June 2012

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