Slow-down in PPI decisions due to Plevin
A new PPI ruling which means millions more may be able to claim mis-selling compensation is causing a backlog
15 August 2017
Commuter train fares to rise by 3.6%
Commuters in England will see their season ticket costs rise by 3.6% next year
15 August 2017
Hopes for Mastercard class action appeal
Former financial services ombudsman has now asked for permission to appeal in Mastercard case
14 August 2017
Millions of travellers set to have better protection when booking holidays
An extra 10 million passengers who book package holidays could have better protection if new rules are approved
14 August 2017
RBS bottom in our banking customer service poll as First Direct remains top
First Direct remains top of our banking table for customer service, while RBS has ranked bottom
10 August 2017
New app to help consumers dodge scam callers and file complaints
A new app has been launched to help consumers avoid scam calls by ranking numbers with a 'trust score'
9 August 2017
NatWest and RBS hit 'occasional infringers' with daily overdraft fee hike
Natwest and RBS have hiked daily fees for unarranged overdrafts while cutting the monthly maximum customers have to pay
8 August 2017
E.on offers interest-free finance for replacement boilers
E.on has launched a scheme offering interest-free loans to buy a new boiler – even if you aren't one of its customers
8 August 2017
Tesco to replace 5p single-use bags with 10p bags for life
Tesco will stop selling 5p single-use plastic bags on Monday 28 August, replacing them with 10p bags for life
7 August 2017
Bills to drop for three million prepayment energy customers
Regulator Ofgem is tightening the prepayment meter price cap saving three million customers an average of £19 a year
7 August 2017
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Over 100,000 Vodafone customers unable to redeem Airtime Rewards to put towards their phone bill – here’s what you can do18 May 2022More than 100,000 Vodafone customers have been unable to redeem Airtime Rewards against their mobile phone bill since the start of May due to a technical glitch. The cashback scheme has implemented a temporary fix, which sees cashback paid into your bank account, for now. Here is all you need to know.
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills17 May 2022NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.
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3 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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