'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 MoneySavingExpert.com 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, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
26 June 2020
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MPs call state pension shortfalls for women a 'shameful shambles' - here's how to check to see if you are owed money21 January 2022if you think you've been affected and underpaid it's important you check to see if you are owed money.
Tens of thousands of Three customers to lose 'free' roaming abroad as they're 'forced' onto new contracts - here's all you need to know21 January 2022MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal that the mobile operator is 'forcing' certain customers to sign up to new plans, which means they'll lose their 'free' roaming benefit.
21 January 2022The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers to be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% - here's what you can do about it20 January 2022Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% this spring. All of the telecoms providers use December's consumer prices index (CPI) rate of inflation, as announced this week, to determine increases...
20 January 2022The Bank of England base rate has risen from 0.1% to 0.25% after the majority of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voted in favour of raising the rate. The base rate is used by the Bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
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".
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