MSE News

January

Coronavirus hits travel to China – info and your rights

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have suspended all flights to China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, and other airlines have also made cancellations. Here's the latest info about how travellers have been affected and your rights

11 February 2020

Record numbers taking out voluntary arrangements to cope with debts

Record numbers of Individual Voluntary Arrangements were taken out last year by people struggling with debt, according to new Government figures

31 January 2020

Thomas Cook's prepaid cards to close in April – check if you've got any remaining balance to cash out

Thomas Cook's range of prepaid currency cards will be closing in April, Mastercard has announced – if you've got one, check if you've any money on it to cash out before the closure.

30 January 2020

Post-Brexit (2021) changes to passport rules, roaming, driving documents and more revealed

The Government has said that from 2021 you'll need at least six months left on your passport to travel to most of Europe among other post-Brexit requirements

30 January 2020

Mis-sold Wonga customers to get 4.3% of compensation claims

Those who were mis-sold payday loans from Wonga before it collapsed will receive just 4.3% of the compensation they're owed, according to the firm's administrators

30 January 2020

Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.75%

UK interest rates will remain at 0.75%, the Bank of England has announced – despite speculation that there could be a cut

30 January 2020

Nectar trials new 'Shopper Rewards' offering bonus points on bank card spending

Nectar has quietly launched a new trial which gives some members bonus points for spending on their bank card with firms such as Costa Coffee, Nandos and AirBnB, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.

29 January 2020

1,000s of Utility Warehouse customers owed average payments of £130 due to overcharging

Energy firm Utility Warehouse is to pay out £450,000 in refunds and compensation, after it overcharged potentially vulnerable customers last year

29 January 2020

Ovo Energy to pay £8.9 million after overcharging customers and sending wrong info

Ovo Energy has agreed to pay £8.9 million after issuing inaccurate or incomplete information to 100,000s of customers, and for under and overcharging customers due to IT issues

29 January 2020

Revealed: Over 55% of car insurance quotes are obtained in the week before renewal, wasting £100s

Over 55% of car insurance quotes are obtained in the last week before cover needs to start

29 January 2020

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