MoneySavingExpert News

October

A third of Post Office ATMs to shut

Almost a third of free-to-use ATMs at Post Office branches will be shut over the next 18 months, with around 600 set to close by March 2022

26 October 2020

AA, Bank of Ireland and Post Office credit card customers complain of problems after transfer to Jaja

AA, Bank of Ireland and Post Office credit card customers have been reporting problems after their accounts were switched to fintech firm Jaja earlier this month.

26 October 2020

Struggling to feed kids this half term? Restaurants, cafes and councils offer free food to kids in need after Marcus Rashford campaign – where to find it

Cafes, pubs, restaurants and councils across England are offering free meals to children in need over the October half-term, following a high-profile campaign started by the footballer Marcus Rashford

23 October 2020

ATOL protection for refund credit notes extended

Refund credit notes issued up until 31 December 2020 for cancelled holidays will be protected by the Government after it extended cover put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic - so if you accept one and the travel firm were to then go bust, you will get your money back

23 October 2020

Government expands Job Support Scheme and help for self-employed

The Coronavirus Job Support Scheme will be made more generous and grants for the self-employed will be doubled, as the Chancellor announces new support for businesses in areas with 'tier two' restrictions

22 October 2020

Nationwide to cut FlexPlus travel cover for cancellations due to coronavirus restrictions

Nationwide is to reduce the level of cover its FlexPlus travel insurance offers for cancellation due to coronavirus, in a blow to holidaymakers with the popular packaged bank account

21 October 2020

State pensions set to be boosted by 2.5% under triple lock

State pensions are expected to rise by 2.5% next April under the 'triple lock' guarantee – meaning an increase of about £230/year for those receiving the new state pension in full

21 October 2020

Royal Mail launches 72p parcel pick-up service – how it works

Consumers can now send packages through Royal Mail without leaving the house, as the firm launches a new collection service meaning parcels can be picked up from people's homes at a cost of 72p each

21 October 2020

Revealed: 700,000+ overpaid a combined £100m+ on student loans last year – how to reclaim

A huge number of graduates and other student loan borrowers repaid over £100m more than they needed to last year, new figures obtained by MoneySavingExpert.com reveal. The vast majority of this cash hasn't been claimed back - but the good news is, if you've overpaid, it's easy to reclaim

20 October 2020

Green Homes Grant 'a flop' with as few as one in six homeowners who apply able to find installers

A new snapshot poll from MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis lays bare some of the problems with the new Green Homes Grant scheme

20 October 2020