'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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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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