Jamie Oliver restaurants in administration – list of closures & your gift card rights
Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain – which includes Jamie's Italian, Barbecoa and Fifteen – have collapsed into administration, and the administrators KPMG have closed 22 of his 25 eateries.
22 May 2019
EE and BT Mobile customers report network problems
Hundreds of EE and BT Mobile customers have been reporting problems making and receiving calls this morning
21 May 2019
Got a Huawei phone? Your rights as Google prepares to restrict its use of Android
If you've a Huawei smartphone you may struggle to download some future versions of the Android operating system, and there are questions over whether you'll continue to get some security updates, after Google restricted the Chinese tech giant's access to the software. Here's what we know so far about what's happening and your rights
21 May 2019
Booking a holiday with Thomas Cook, Tui etc? How to make sure you're protected
Travel firms have been facing turbulent times due to factors including Brexit. Here are some steps to boost your protection
21 May 2019
Record numbers switched electricity supplier last month
A record 668,000 customers switched their electricity supplier last month, new figures reveal
20 May 2019
More banks to let you freeze your card – check if you can
Nationwide now lets you freeze your card if you temporarily lose it, with the Co-op Bank set to follow next year
17 May 2019
Steep rise in payday loan claims – but 1,000s are being stung by unnecessary fees
The number of complaints against payday loan firms soared by 130% in the past year, new figures from the the financial watchdog show. But the majority of claimants are using claims management firms, meaning they won't get the full compensation payout if successful.
16 May 2019
Virgin Mobile to offer free data or day's refund after outage
Virgin Mobile customers who were affected by Tuesday's outage will be offered free data or compensation, the firm has announced
16 May 2019
Energy firm apologises after offering £10 for five-star reviews
Small energy supplier Eversmart Energy has apologised after 1,000 customers were sent an email offering an incentive for leaving a five-star review
16 May 2019
Surge in parking tickets issued by private firms
Almost seven million sets of motorists' details have been handed over to private parking firms in the last year - a rise of more than one million compared to the year before
16 May 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.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
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.
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.
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