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Just 1.2% of smart meters will definitely stay smart when you switch

As of Sunday, industry information showed that just over 138,000 out of 12 million smart meters are guaranteed to retain functionality when you switch

21 November 2018

Extra Energy ceases trading – here's what you need to know

Extra Energy, an energy supplier with about 108,000 domestic customers, has ceased trading

21 November 2018

Ofgem proposes new tests for energy suppliers to get licences

The energy regulator has proposed financial and customer service tests for new suppliers

21 November 2018

Christmas train timetables out now – your rights if facing cancellations

Train passengers are facing major disruption while travelling over Christmas and New Year with more than 300 sets of engineering works planned

20 November 2018

Martin's response to Times story about TIF, Holidaysafe and MSE

The Times has an upsetting article today about travel insurer TIF. It includes reports such as one of its customers needed to be medically evacuated from the Canaries, and their family (rightly by the sound of it) was deeply unhappy with its treatment

20 November 2018

Three million pay extra for passports after leaving it late to renew

More than three million applications for pricier premium and fast-track passport renewals have been made in the past five years, costing travellers an extra £130 million, can reveal

20 November 2018

New two-year degrees – will students actually save money?

The Government has set out plans for accelerated two-year degrees which it claims will save students £5,500 compared to a three-year course - but Martin Lewis has warned that many students won't pay any less under the accelerated system

19 November 2018

Vision Direct customer card details stolen in data hack

Vision Direct customers who ordered online or updated their details earlier this month may have had their personal and financial data stolen, after the website was breached

19 November 2018

EE and Virgin Media fined for overcharging customers

Ofcom has fined EE and Virgin Media a combined total of £13.3m for overcharging phone and broadband customers who wished to leave their contracts early

16 November 2018