MoneySavingExpert News

September

NS&I to slash savings rates and Premium Bond prizes

National Savings & Investments (NS&I) will dramatically cut the interest it pays on many of its savings accounts, slashing its top easy-access rate to just 0.01% in November. And Premium Bond holders will also have a significantly lower chance of winning a prize from December, with the prize rate to be cut to 1%

21 September 2020

Loveholidays and On the Beach quit trade body ABTA so they can avoid paying refunds in full

Loveholidays has followed fellow package travel firm On the Beach in resigning from the trade body ABTA

18 September 2020

Tesco teams up with food-sharing app Olio – how to get FREE surplus bread, fruit pots etc

Tesco has teamed up with food-sharing app Olio to make more of its surplus food available across the UK for people to collect for free

17 September 2020

Premium Bond paper prize cheques to be scrapped

More Premium Bond prizes will be paid directly to holders' accounts as NS&I is set to phase out its paper prize cheques by March next year – so make sure it has your details

17 September 2020

Nectar customers can now collect points at Argos

Nectar cardholders can now collect points on Argos purchases – both in store and online – for the first time

17 September 2020

CreditLadder introduces £8/mth fees for renters reporting payments to two credit reference agencies

Renters who use CreditLadder to build their credit rating by sending information about their rental payments to credit reference agencies will now need to pay a fee of up to £8/mth if they want their payments to be reported to both Experian and Equifax

16 September 2020

Tui promises to pay outstanding refunds by the end of the month

Package holiday giant Tui has promised to pay any outstanding refund requests for holidays cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic by 30 September 2020

16 September 2020

BT Sport and TV customers to face price hikes of up to £72/yr

Some BT Sport and TV customers are to be hit by price hikes of up to £72/yr from November – but if you're affected you can leave penalty-free

16 September 2020

Boost for small businesses after coronavirus insurance test case ruling – could it affect other insurance too?

The High Court has ruled that some insurers should have paid out to small businesses for losses caused by the coronavirus lockdown, in a judgment which could have far-reaching implications

15 September 2020

Women lose Court of Appeal challenge over state pension age rise

Two women have lost their Court of Appeal challenge against the Government over changes to the state pension age

15 September 2020