MoneySavingExpert News

June

MoneySavers win clean sweep of holiday prizes in Elton John radio competition

Three lucky MoneySavers won a clean sweep of prizes to New Orleans, Orlando and Paris in a radio competition after spotting them on the MSE Forum's comping board

13 June 2019

'Buy now, pay later' firms banned from backdating interest on money you've already repaid

Firms which offer 'buy now, pay later' deals won't be able to charge backdated interest on money that's already been repaid, under new rules the financial regulator says will come into effect from November

12 June 2019

New rules will give payments to households installing solar panels

New rules introduced this week will give homes and businesses that install solar panels payments for exporting electricity back to the grid from 1 January 2020.

12 June 2019

Owners of 500,000 Hotpoint, Indesit etc dryers urged to unplug to avoid fire risk – check yours now

The Government plans to order Whirlpool to recall an estimated 500,000 unmodified tumble dryers due to concerns they pose a fire risk - here's what to do if you're affected

12 June 2019

Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Burton shopper or gift card holder? Here's what you need to know

The parent company of Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and Burton is reported to be struggling, if you shop with it here's how to play it safe with gift cards and online orders

11 June 2019

Aldi to run paper and compostable bag trial across all stores

Aldi will be launching a trial of paper and compostable carrier bags across its stores, after it stopped selling 5p plastic bags earlier this year

10 June 2019

BBC to end free TV licences for over-75s unless they get pension credit – yet 1.3m eligible households don’t claim it

Free TV licences will only be available for over-75s who receive the pension credit benefit from next June

10 June 2019

Scottish parents can now apply for a £250 grant for school-age children

Applications are now open for a new £250 payment for low-income families in Scotland, which is paid when your child is old enough to start school

10 June 2019

Plusnet Mobile customers' credit files wrongly marked after billing error

Hundreds of Plusnet mobile customers were wrongly marked as being in arrears on their credit files as the result of a "system error" while the firm was switching direct debit provider, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal

7 June 2019

Sainsbury's trials reverse vending machines which pay 5p per plastic bottle or can

Sainsbury’s has launched a reverse vending recycling trial which allows customers to return plastic bottles and drinks cans bought from Sainsbury’s in exchange for 5p coupons towards their shop

7 June 2019