MSE News

January

Octopus to take on Engie's 70,000 customers – here's what you need to know

Octopus Energy is set to take on all 70,000 customers supplied by Engie after a buyout was agreed – if you're with Engie, here's what you need to know

23 January 2020

Parents who lose a child to get two weeks of leave under new law

Parents who suffer the loss of a child under the age of 18 will be legally entitled to two weeks' leave from work under 'Jack's Law', the Government has announced

23 January 2020

Military veterans to get a third off train travel with new railcard

A new railcard giving cheaper fares for military veterans will be launched from Armistice Day this year

22 January 2020

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland to charge up to 49.9% interest on overdrafts from April

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland will scrap daily fees for arranged overdrafts from April and instead charge an interest rate based on customers' credit history

22 January 2020

Boots to cut extra loyalty points given to parents and over-60s

Boots is to cut the number of points that customers of its Advantage Card Parenting Club and Over 60s rewards schemes by 20%

21 January 2020

2,000 bookings with The Sun's '£9.50 hols' promo hit by 'technical issue'

Holidaymakers who booked trips via The Sun's '£9.50 hols' promo have been left angry and disappointed after a 'technical issue' resulted in them being told their holiday was unavailable

21 January 2020

Martin Lewis says Santander 123 is now a dead duck current account as it cuts interest and cashback

Santander will be slashing current account interest to 1% on its popular 123 account this spring, and introducing a single overdraft interest rate of 39.9%

21 January 2020

TSB to follow other banks and hike overdraft interest rate to 39.9%

TSB Classic and Classic Plus customers will be charged an interest rate of 39.9% EAR on arranged and unarranged overdrafts from 2 April

20 January 2020

Major lenders show 'little interest' in helping mortgage prisoners switch

Major mortgage lenders have shown "little desire" to help homeowners trapped on high interest rates by relaxing affordability rules, the financial watchdog has said

20 January 2020

Schools and colleges across England to start offering free sanitary products

Free period products have been made available to all state schools and colleges in England from today

20 January 2020

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