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.
1 January 2022
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
9 August 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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EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
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26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
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