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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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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24 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.
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