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'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fifth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know

100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.

1 October 2021

What are your rights to a refund if you need to cancel or change a wedding?

Including can you reschedule, what do insurers cover and will you get a refund?

8 July 2021

33 Premier League matches to be shown for free on TV – how to watch them

All of the remaining 92 games in the English Premier League will be broadcast live and over a third will be available to watch for free

23 July 2020

Banks finally introduce 'Confirmation of Payee' – to tell you if you’re paying the right person

Millions will soon be told when making a bank transfer online or by phone if the name of the person they think they're paying doesn't match the actual name on the account

13 July 2020

Bounce Back Loan MSE Survey results: HSBC & Tide worst service + new customers & sole traders struggle + delays common

Substantial numbers of bounce back loan applicants suffer delays, rejections and credit checks, a survey of more than 5,000 small business applicants has found

30 June 2020

Fake 'Martin Lewis' scam ads firm shut down in court – but victims lost £1.5m

An online cryptocurrency trading company which falsely claimed it was supported or endorsed by high-profile entrepreneurs including MSE founder Martin Lewis has been wound-up - but only after it lost almost £1.5 million of its victims’ funds

30 June 2020

Pockit, FairFX and other prepaid cards begin to work again after Wirecard restrictions lifted

Customers of Pockit, Anna Money, FairFX and more should now, or very shortly, be able to use their cards as usual, after the financial regulator lifted restrictions on Wirecard

30 June 2020

Payday lender Sunny goes into administration

Payday loan provider Sunny has collapsed into administration and will no longer be offering new loans

29 June 2020

Martin Lewis: 'Signs that Pockit, Anna Money, Fair FX and other Wirecard accounts may be unlocked this week'

Thousands of prepaid card users have been left unable to access their own cash after the Financial Conduct Authority today ordered Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd to suspend its operations in the UK and freeze customer funds, after a major accounting scandal at its German parent company.

29 June 2020

HMRC 'technical issue' leaves taxpayers unable to claim refunds online

People who've overpaid tax and been told they're due refunds have been unable to claim them online due to ongoing technical problems with HM Revenue & Customs' repayment system, can reveal

26 June 2020