First-ever financial education textbook lands in schools – funded by Martin
All 3,400 state-funded schools in England will receive 100 free copies of the 150-page textbook
2 November 2021
Jobseekers urged to apply for FREE railcard giving 50% off fares
Jobseekers are being encouraged to use a discount card that gets them 50% off rail travel
18 August 2020
HMV goes into administration – what you need to know
2 January 2019
Plastic bag charge could double to 10p and apply in ALL shops
The Government has announced plans to increase the minimum 5p charge for buying a plastic bag in England to 10p and extend it to all retailers, in a bid to cut plastic use
27 December 2018
Technical issue causes disruption at Birmingham Airport – your rights
Birmingham Airport has resumed operations after a technical glitch temporarily grounded flights
24 December 2018
'I paid in pounds... but RBS charged me overseas fees'
RBS and Natwest customers who use their debit cards on flights and ferries have been warned to watch out for unexpected charges, after a Virgin Atlantic passenger was stunned to find a 'foreign purchase fee' added to transactions made in pounds
24 December 2018
Tens of thousands of passengers face disruption after Gatwick runway closure – your rights
Tens of thousands of passengers are facing delays and cancellations after the runway at Gatwick Airport was closed due to drones being flown nearby - if you're affected, here's what you need to know
24 December 2018
British Gas owner in legal challenge to energy price cap
Energy firm Centrica - the parent company of British Gas - is seeking a judicial review of how energy regulator Ofgem has calculated the energy price cap
21 December 2018
Beware scammers collecting 'donations' for Martin's financial education textbooks
The charity behind the UK's first-ever financial education textbook has alerted police after a report that an elderly man was tricked into paying £100s to fraudsters claiming to be collecting donations for the book
20 December 2018
Pension cold-calling to be banned from January
Pension cold-calling will be banned from Wed 9 Jan, in a bid to tackle pension scams
20 December 2018
18 May 2022
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Free chocs, 1.5% savings and more
Martin: 'Aged around 45 to 70?'
'You may be able to turn £800 into £5,500+'
New. Top way to spend abroad
Unbeatable exchange rates and cashback
10% off discount 'best-before' store
Eg, 23p Pepsi , £4,50 for 1kg Lindt
Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
Martin not exactly impressed
Lloyds' free £125 bank bribe
But others pay more
Debt cost-cutting masterclass
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£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
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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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