Coronavirus Life-in-Lockdown Help
The Prime Minister has unveiled sweeping restrictions on public movement to tackle the spread of coronavirus. This has had a huge impact on daily life, affecting everything from weddings and train travel to music events and sport. To help, we're working flat out to answer your questions on these topics and more
14 June 2021
Coronavirus Finance & Bills Help
Many are worried about the UK impact of the coronavirus on their ability to pay bills and even stay in their home. This guide tells you what help's out there if you can't pay bills or pay loans or credit cards back.
31 May 2021
Halifax Rewards changing soon – is it worth bagging the new deal?
Halifax is to overhaul its popular Reward current account from 1 June 2020, increasing the cash you can earn each month but adding a £3/mth fee for some
12 May 2020
Government to organise rescue flights for Brits stranded abroad
The Government and commercial airlines have formed a new arrangement to rescue tens of thousands of Britons stranded abroad by coronavirus, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced.
30 March 2020
Carluccio's collapses into administration
Italian-inspired restaurant and deli chain Carluccio's has entered administration, due to problems "exacerbated by Covid-19"
30 March 2020
Rent-to-own retailer BrightHouse collapses
Rent-to-own chain BrightHouse has collapsed into administration after shops had to be shut due to coronavirus
30 March 2020
Next, River Island and TK Maxx stop taking online orders
Three major high street retailers have voluntarily closed their online stores in the wake of the UK lockdown to protect staff working in warehouses and distribution centres
28 March 2020
Amigo Loans suspends most new lending due to coronavirus
Subprime lender Amigo Loans will temporarily only accept new applications to borrow from key workers in "emergency situations", blaming the move on the coronavirus
27 March 2020
Homebuyers and renters urged to delay property moves
The Government has urged those with imminent house moves to delay their moving date while measures are in place to stop the spread of coronavirus
27 March 2020
Home-movers impacted by coronavirus to be offered mortgage extensions by lenders
Home movers whose moving process has been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak are set to be offered mortgage extensions by their lenders, it has been announced today
26 March 2020
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Lockdown easing in England delayed by four weeks - your refund rights for group holidays, events and more14 June 2021The easing of most lockdown rules in England has been delayed until 19 July amid concern about rising coronavirus cases, though limits on guest numbers at weddings will be lifted on 21 June. We've the latest below on the lockdown rules, plus your rights to a refund for holidays and events which may be cancelled in the wake of today's announcement.
14 June 2021Including can you reschedule, what do insurers cover and will you get a refund?
14 June 2021The Prime Minister has unveiled sweeping restrictions on public movement to tackle the spread of coronavirus. This has had a huge impact on daily life, affecting everything from weddings and train travel to music events and sport. To help, we're working flat out to answer your questions on these topics and more
14 June 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
Martin Lewis tells ministers it's time to stop hiding the student living loan parental contribution - parents should be told they may be expected to pay £1,000s12 June 2021While tuition fees get all the column inches, the biggest practical problem most students face is hidden. The living loan and/ or grant students receive is slashed based on parental income but there's no warning this gap needs filling. Today, MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has written to ministers to urge them to stop hiding the university parental contributions built into the student finance system.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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