'Bounce back loans' – help for small businesses and income support for those missing out elsewhere, eg, limited company directors and self-employed
Small businesses can now apply for a new 100% state-backed loan worth up to £50,000, with no interest charged or repayments needed in the first 12 months
1 April 2021
MSE launches 'Academoney' financial education course with the Open University
MoneySavingExpert.com is today launching the The Academoney, or more formally the MSE Academy of Money - a new, free adult online financial education course provided jointly with the Open University
19 January 2021
Revealed: Santander 123 customers face DOUBLE rate drop
Santander is to cut the interest rate on its 123 current account AGAIN in August, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
20 October 2020
Can I get a refund on static caravan fees if I can't use it due to coronavirus?
We're looking into what rights you have as a static caravan owner
1 July 2020
BT Sport offers 50% bill credit for June as Premier League announces return
BT Sport customers will be able to get a 50% bill credit on their subscriptions next month, with Premier League football now set to return on 17 June
1 June 2020
Government's self-employment support scheme extended – what you need to know
The Government's Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be extended and will pay out another single grant covering three months, the Chancellor has announced today. It's also said this will be the final grant from the scheme
29 May 2020
Government announces furlough scheme changes – what you need to know
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a series of changes to the Government's furlough scheme today, including workers being able to go back part-time from July. Here's what you need to know
29 May 2020
Sky Sports set to end subscription 'pause' for customers next month
Sky Sports customers who have "paused" their subscription during the coronavirus pandemic are set to be billed from 19 June, if moves to kick off live sport again go ahead as planned
27 May 2020
Nationwide loan payment holidays accidentally reported as missed payments to credit reference agencies
The lender uploaded wrong data which it's now fixed
22 May 2020
Mis-sold Wage Day Advance payday loan customers will get back less than 6% of compensation claims
Compensation will be just 5.68p in every £1 as administrator KPMG says there's no more money available for claims
22 May 2020
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Virgin Media offers automatic discounts to customers waiting on hold and seeking a price cut - but wait to speak to someone in person as you may be able to get a better deal19 January 2022Virgin Media is offering automated discounts to cable customers put on hold who call up seeking a price cut, MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has learnt, although we've heard of users securing far better deals if they stay on the line and haggle in person.
Lloyds Bank ordered to settle two-year-old Section 75 claim involving PayPal - here's how you can fight for a refund too19 January 2022Lloyds Bank has been ordered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to settle a so-called 'Section 75' claim that is almost two-years old after the high-street lender tried to avoid making a payout because the items were bought via PayPal.
Martin Lewis: Pay more than £10/mth on your mobile bill? You’re probably burning cash – here’s how to cut costs18 January 2022Bill payers may be surprised to learn that if they’re paying more than £10 a month for their mobile phones, they may be burning through cash. That’s the message from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis this week as he offers tips on cutting the costs of your phone bill.
18 January 2022Together Energy, including its subsidiary Bristol Energy, has ceased trading. In total, the two brands have about 176,000 household customers between them. If you're affected, your supply will continue and credit balances are protected. While it's likely you'll pay more now, there are no savings to be had by switching.
Martin's debt costs masterclass: Can't afford to clear your debt? You can't afford not to move it to up to 35mths at 0% saving £1,000s18 January 2022So as it's January, we're in a cost of living crunch, and New Year debt bills are being received by millions, it's time for my annual interest-cutting masterclass.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
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