More protection for money transfer scam victims from May
Bank customers who are tricked into transferring cash to fraudsters will have more protection from the end of May
19 May 2020
Got a Hotpoint or Indesit washing machine? Your rights as 100,000s of machines are recalled
Whirlpool is preparing to issue a product recall of up to 519,000 Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines found to pose a fire safety risk – here are your rights if your machine's affected
16 January 2020
National living wage to rise to £8.72 in April
The national living wage paid to workers aged 25 and over will rise from £8.21/hour to £8.72/hour from April, the Government has announced
31 December 2019
New online student loan repayment service to launch in 2020
A new online student loan repayment service will launch in 2020 to give graduates more up-to-date information about their loans, largely replacing paper statements
30 December 2019
Bus passengers across England to get better info on routes, timetables and fares
All bus passengers in England should soon be able to get accurate information about prices, routes and timetables, after the Government announced plans for a new project to make bus firms share data
27 December 2019
Council tax bills may rise by up to 4% from April
Some local authorities in England will be able to raise council tax by up to 4% in April 2020
23 December 2019
British Gas takes on Breeze Energy customers
Breeze Energy, a small energy supplier with about 18,000 domestic customers, has stopped trading, the regulator Ofgem has announced
23 December 2019
NatWest and RBS breaking new overdraft rules
RBS and NatWest are still including overdrafts when telling customers their 'available balance', despite new rules banning this
19 December 2019
Your bank account's 'available funds' can no longer include your overdraft from today
Rules coming into force today mean that a bank can no longer include your overdraft when telling you your 'available balance' or 'available funds'.
18 December 2019
Over 700,000 RBS customers owed compensation after being overcharged on currency exchanges
The customers are owed compensation worth £40 million after being overcharged between 2010 and 2014
18 December 2019
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26 July 2021Tesco Bank has announced it will close all existing current accounts on 30 November, with around 213,000 customers affected.
Mortgage prisoner review launched amid concerns even MORE homeowners could be trapped on expensive rates26 July 2021More homeowners than previously thought could be trapped on expensive mortgage rates and unable to switch, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted.
Plans for bailiffs to be self-regulated revealed but Martin Lewis warns compulsory regulation that all firms must follow is needed26 July 2021Plans for bailiffs in England and Wales to be self-regulated have been put forward by the Centre for Social Justice in a bid to better protect people in debt. But Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, warns that the industry-funded body doesn't go far enough, saying that every bailiff firm needs to be "tightly and independently" regulated.
Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans23 July 2021The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.
Is your bank's customer service a pleasant or peasant experience? See how your bank fared in our latest poll23 July 2021Challenger bank Starling has taken the crown in our latest banking customer service poll, with digital rival Monzo coming a close second and former champion First Direct knocked into third place.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
22 July 2021
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