Confusion over Klarna direct debits after shoppers miss out on new Xbox pre-orders
Shoppers trying to bag the new Xbox All Access bundle this week may have had direct debits set up by finance provider Klarna to pay for consoles they couldn't order, after huge demand meant retailers sold out. Those who took out a credit agreement but missed out on the Xbox bundle will have also been subject to hard credit checks - we've full info on what's happened and what you can do about it below
1 October 2020
UK banks to shut thousands of British expats' accounts – what to do if yours is being closed
Thousands of Brits living abroad in Europe are being told their UK bank accounts or credit cards will be closed by the end of the year as a result of Brexit. We've full help below on what you can try if your account's being closed, plus the latest on what all the major banks are doing
30 September 2020
Low-deposit mortgage deals vanishing – what it means for first-time buyers
Mortgage deals for first-time buyers with a low deposit have been disappearing from the market since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the UK, new data shows
29 September 2020
Uber given new licence to operate in London after appeal
The cab app has been granted a new licence to operate in London after a judge ruled it is "fit and proper"
28 September 2020
New Easyjet Holidays 'Protection Promise' offers refund if you change your mind – is it any good?
Easyjet Holidays has launched a new 'Protection Promise', which lets customers who decide not to travel for any reason up to four weeks before departure get a full cash refund, aside from their deposit which will be returned to them as a credit voucher
25 September 2020
Marcus to cut its easy-access rate
Savings provider Marcus is to cut the interest rate on its easy-access account from Monday 12 October – but should you switch?
25 September 2020
Chancellor unveils new Job Support Scheme and extends self-employed grant
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces the new measures in the House of Commons
24 September 2020
TSB Classic Plus interest rate to fall to 0%
TSB will no longer pay any interest on its Classic Plus current account from December
23 September 2020
Car and home insurers face ban on charging existing customers more than newbies
Car and home insurance customers should pay no more when renewing their policy than they would if they were taking out a new one with the same firm, under radical new proposals from the financial regulator
22 September 2020
MSE launches energy market game-changer – the UK's first free, full auto-compare-and-switch service
MSE is launching its Autoswitch service – designed to shake up the entire energy market
21 September 2020
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23 May 2022Three's £2 a day roaming charges come into effect from today (23 May) for holidaymakers who wish to use their normal monthly allowance in Europe. The change will effect new and upgrading pay monthly and Sim-only customers.
£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
Millions of 4G smartphone owners may be due up to £30 payout after claims handset prices were inflated20 May 2022Around 29 million 4G Apple and Samsung smartphone owners in the UK could be entitled to a payout of up to £30 if a collective action case by Which? is successful - although there are no guarantees. It comes after the consumer group claimed inflated manufacturing costs were passed onto consumers
19 May 2022Boots and Co-op are the latest retailers to increase the price of their meal deals. Boots has upped costs from £3.39 to £3.59, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in its London shops, while Co-op's meal deal has jumped from £3.50 to £3.75.
Financial regulator to punish banks and building societies that don't protect people's access to cash19 May 2022Under the new 'Financial Services and Markets Bill' banks and building societies will have to ensure cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available to customers in communities across the UK.
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.
3 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.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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