MSE News

September

Thomas Cook stops trading – latest info and your rights

Holiday firm Thomas Cook has stopped trading - if you're currently overseas or have a future booking, we've full help

15 October 2019

Energy prices fall as new price cap kicks in – but most will still massively overpay

Millions of customers stuck on expensive standard tariffs should start to see lower energy bills this week as Ofgem's new price cap level kicks in, though most will still be massively overpaying – you could save £300+/year by switching supplier.

1 October 2019

Hotels.com to introduce £4 fee when redeeming a reward night

Hotel booking website Hotels.com is to begin charging customers £4 when they redeem a reward night - but you can avoid the fee by booking via its app

30 September 2019

Peer-to-peer lenders told to clean up poor practices or face crackdown

The financial regulator has sent a seven-page letter to peer-to-peer lending firms warning them the industry must clean up poor practices or face a "strong and rapid" crackdown

27 September 2019

Monzo ditches 'Monzo Plus' premium account

App-only bank Monzo has ditched its paid-for premium 'Monzo Plus' service, which offered customers extra features such as travel insurance, only five months after launching the product.

27 September 2019

Saved with Marcus for a year? Your interest rate's dropping – but there's a trick to up it again

Savers who opened a Marcus account this time last year are starting to see their interest rate drop – but you can limit the impact through a neat little trick that lets you grab another year's bonus.

27 September 2019

Amex fixes contactless card security flaw in final win for MSE's campaign

American Express has fixed a security flaw which meant lost or stolen contactless cards could be used AFTER they'd been cancelled, in the final step for MoneySavingExpert.com's campaign which has now successfully forced the three biggest card providers to tackle the issue

27 September 2019

Broadband shake-up tackles rip-off prices for loyal customers – but most could save more by switching

Some of the biggest broadband providers are set to cut costs for those loyal customers paying expensive out-of-contract prices by March 2020, under new measures announced by the telecoms regulator. Yet don't be fooled, the best deals will still be for switchers.

26 September 2019

Bank transfer scams up by 40% since last year

The amount of money stolen by criminals who persuade victims to send them cash via bank transfers has increased by 40% compared to the same period last year, new figures show.

26 September 2019

Sainsbury's Bank stops offering new mortgages – what you need to know

Sainsbury's Bank has announced that it has stopped offering new mortgages.

26 September 2019

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