MoneySavingExpert News

August

STA Travel ceases trading – what you need to know

Student travel firm STA Travel UK has ceased trading, claiming it was left with 'no choice' following the impact of the coronavirus crisis on tourism

22 August 2020

Ovo to pay £1.2 million after SSE Energy Services missed smart meter deadline

SSE Energy Services has agreed to pay £1.2 million to regulator Ofgem’s consumer redress fund, after it missed its 2019 targets for installing smart meters

21 August 2020

Rental eviction ban extended by four weeks in England and Wales

A four-week extension of the eviction ban has been confirmed

21 August 2020

Learner drivers struggle to book tests as DVSA website crashes after online applications reopen

Learner drivers in England and Wales have described arranging a driving test as "harder than getting Glastonbury tickets", after the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency began taking bookings again after closing them for months due to the coronavirus pandemic

21 August 2020

Travel restrictions extended to Croatia and Austria – but lifted for Portugal

Holidaymakers returning from Croatia and Austria from Saturday will be forced to quarantine for 14 days, while restrictions for Portugal are being lifted

20 August 2020

Secondary ticket seller StubHub forced to warn customers that tickets may be invalid

Secondary ticket seller Stubhub is now warning people that tickets bought on its site "may not get them into an event", after action from the competition watchdog

20 August 2020

Rail commuters face up to 1.6% rise in fares

Commuters across Great Britain could see rail season ticket prices rise by up to 1.6% despite people being urged to return to workplaces

19 August 2020

France back on the UK's travel exclusion list – your rights on refunds, insurance, quarantine pay and more

Holidaymakers who return from France from Saturday morning onwards will be forced to quarantine for 14 days, and the Foreign Office is now advising against all non-essential travel there due to coronavirus, in a move which will throw 100,000s of Brits' holiday plans into confusion. The same restrictions are also being put in place for the Netherlands, Malta, Monaco, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Aruba

19 August 2020

Monzo tops latest official banking league table

Monzo has topped the latest official banking service league table, narrowly beating Starling Bank, while Tesco Bank took the wooden spoon

17 August 2020

Morrisons trials replacing plastic 'bags for life' with paper bags

Morrisons will remove all plastic 'bags for life' from sale and replace them with large paper bags if a trial is successful

17 August 2020