MSE News

February

Royal Mail to increase stamp prices again – but you can beat the hikes

The price of a first class stamp will rise 2p to 62p and second class by 3p to 53p, Royal Mail has announced.

28 February 2014

NatWest/RBS ditch introductory bonus rates – but it could make savers worse off, Martin Lewis says

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank are banning introductory bonus rates to get back to basics with simpler products

28 February 2014

Payday loan firms face legal crackdown from April

Payday lenders will have to ensure customers can afford loans and face having misleading ads banned under new FCA rules

28 February 2014

Switched energy firm in the past six years? You may be owed a share of £200m

Ofgem has found the big six suppliers guilty of failing to return money to millions of former customers

28 February 2014

Payday loans: Borrowers in crisis up 82%, debt charity says

The number of people experiencing problems with payday loans soared last year, according to a leading debt charity

27 February 2014

Google axes ads for London congestion charge copycats

Google has removed ads linking to unofficial London congestion charge sites after motorists were stung by extra charges

26 February 2014

Big six energy firms told to help smaller rivals compete

Ofgem is to introduce new rules aimed at helping smaller firms break into the energy market

26 February 2014

TSB comes last in MSE's latest banking service index

People banking with the newly-created TSB have voted it the worst for customer service in a poll of 9,000 MSE users

26 February 2014

Family holiday costs 'should fall' with school break changes

The cost of family holidays at peak times could fall as English schools are given more control on setting term dates

25 February 2014

Amazon Prime cost leaps - but it now includes Lovefilm streaming

Anyone who signs up to Amazon Prime now has to pay £79/year, but can now also access movies and TV shows to stream

25 February 2014

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