MoneySavingExpert News

October

One-third of smart meters at risk of 'staying dumb' after energy switches

There's a risk that a third of first generation smart meters may never be upgraded to accept new switching technology, a Government report has revealed.

19 October 2018

Wizz Air shrinks free baggage allowance

WizzAir has reduced its baggage allowance again, meaning you'll only be able to bring one handbag-sized carry-on into the cabin for free and will have to pay to put larger hand luggage in the hold

18 October 2018

Banks to start checking name of who you're sending cash to online

A new 'name check' service is being set up to tackle money transfer scams and lower the risk of online payments being sent to the wrong account - with some banks expected to start using it early next year

18 October 2018

Budget airline Cobalt cancels all flights – what you need to know

Cobalt, which has services from Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick, warned travellers on Wednesday night not to arrive for flights

18 October 2018

Octopus Energy hikes its prices by 11%

It's the third rise from Octopus this year - and it affects new and most existing customers

18 October 2018

180,000 ESA claimants could be owed an average £5,000

Tens of thousands of ESA claimants could be owed more than £5,000 each after they were underpaid

17 October 2018

Some benefits set to rise by 2.4% as inflation falls

A number of benefits are likely to rise by 2.4% in April, following the publication of today's inflation figures

17 October 2018

Three advert banned for claiming customers could use phones abroad at 'no extra cost'

The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the advert could not appear again in its current form

17 October 2018

Over-75s refunded £38m for TV licences – how you can reclaim

Over 75s do NOT have to pay for their TV licence and can get refunds if they do

16 October 2018

Affected by the VW emissions issue? The deadline to join a lawsuit is approaching

Drivers who bought Volkswagen cars which produced more pollution than advertised could potentially claim £1,000s in compensation by joining a 'class action' (should it win) – but you'll need to be quick as the deadline for joining a claims group is in a matter of days

16 October 2018