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
New website to make claiming for mis-sold Wonga loans simpler
Wonga customers will be able to claim for being mis-sold payday loans later this month by using a dedicated website set up by the failed company's administrator, Grant Thornton. It should make it easier for people to make claims but it won't speed up the payment of any compensation, with payouts still months away.
16 April 2019
Most broadband and landline users now to be paid automatic compensation for service issues
From today most broadband and home phone customers will be automatically compensated for poor service or missed appointments
1 April 2019
Sky Go and Now TV customers can now stream to six devices
Sky TV and Now TV customers can now register to stream on six different devices, up from four devices previously
29 March 2019
BT landline customer? Check if it'll hike your bill by up to £9/mth
Some BT landline customers will have a calls package costing up to £9/month added to their bill automatically next month
29 March 2019
Probate fees hike delayed
Many bereaved families will have more time to apply for probate at a lower cost, as the Government's planned fees hike has been indefinitely postponed
28 March 2019
Funeral sector to be investigated by the competition watchdog
Britain's competition watchdog has launched an in-depth investigation into the funeral sector amid fears that grieving families are being ripped off.
28 March 2019
Wow Air stops trading and cancels all flights – what you need to know
Wow Air has postponed all flights and will give an update later this morning
28 March 2019
WHSmith staff given average £40 uniform rebate - are you owed?
Over 10,000 current and former WHSmith employees have been paid uniform rebates of around £40 on average, after the company asked its staff to wear certain clothes to work - here's what you need to know
27 March 2019
Free helpline for bereaved youngsters launched with help from Martin Lewis
Children’s bereavement charity Grief Encounter has launched a brand-new free helpline providing instant, confidential advice and support for bereaved children and young people, funded by a donation of £86,000 from MSE founder Martin Lewis
27 March 2019
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12 ways to save only do with apps
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
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23 May 2022Three's £2 a day roaming charges come into effect from today (23 May) for holidaymakers who wish to use their normal monthly allowance in Europe. The change will effect new and upgrading pay monthly and Sim-only customers.
£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.
Millions of 4G smartphone owners may be due up to £30 payout after claims handset prices were inflated20 May 2022Around 29 million 4G Apple and Samsung smartphone owners in the UK could be entitled to a payout of up to £30 if a collective action case by Which? is successful - although there are no guarantees. It comes after the consumer group claimed inflated manufacturing costs were passed onto consumers
19 May 2022Boots and Co-op are the latest retailers to increase the price of their meal deals. Boots has upped costs from £3.39 to £3.59, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in its London shops, while Co-op's meal deal has jumped from £3.50 to £3.75.
Financial regulator to punish banks and building societies that don't protect people's access to cash19 May 2022Under the new 'Financial Services and Markets Bill' banks and building societies will have to ensure cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available to customers in communities across the UK.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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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