MoneySavingExpert News

2021

Provident to limit loan mis-selling payouts for four million customers under new redress scheme – what it means for you

Anyone with a current or future guarantor, doorstep or payday loan mis-selling claim against Provident, Glo, Greenwood or Satsuma, some of the sectors' biggest lenders, likely won't now get the full amount they're owed.

4 August 2021

Check piggybanks and down sofas as there's at least £1.4bn in old notes and coins out there – here's how to make them spendable again

More than £28 billion worth of paper £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are still to be cashed in, while just over £100 million worth of old 'round pound' coins are also yet to be returned. Here's how to make your old notes and coins spendable again.

3 August 2021

More English counties to get ultrafast broadband upgrades – is your area on the list?

Over a million more homes and businesses in England are set to get ultrafast broadband connectivity as part of a £5 billion upgrade – though work on the project won't start until next year at the earliest.

2 August 2021

Students urged to apply for university funding now if they plan to get a place via 'clearing' – don't wait for your A-level results

Prospective university and college students who plan to go through a process known as 'clearing' to get onto a course should not wait for their exam results before applying for student finance.

30 July 2021

Online Safety Bill 'doomed to fail' unless it includes scam adverts, Martin Lewis and campaigners warn

The government's Online Safety Bill is "doomed to fail" and will leave millions of internet users in danger of losing money and/ or sensitive information if it does not include protection from paid-for scam adverts, warn campaigners.

29 July 2021

Most employees feel they are financially better off now than at the start of the pandemic, finds new MSE poll

More than two in three employees in full-time or part-time work say they're financially better off now than at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – but only one in three of those who are self-employed feel the same, a new MoneySavingExpert.com poll has found.

28 July 2021

Lloyds Bank launches cashback credit card that pays up to 0.5% - plus a £20 introductory bonus

Lloyds Bank has launched a new credit card that enables holders to earn 0.25% cashback on up to £4,000 of annual spending and 0.5% above, with no cap on how much you can earn. You can also earn a £20 bonus if you spend £1,000 in the first 90 days. But Lloyds' cashback rate can be beaten by American Express - here's how it compares.

28 July 2021

Card providers to 'reserve' up to £100 when you pay at many self-service fuel pumps – here's what's happening

Motorists paying for fuel at many self-service pumps across the UK now face having up to £100 on their debit or credit card temporarily "reserved" while they fill up

27 July 2021

Virgin Mobile to axe pay-as-you-go services from 2022 - what it means for its 123,000 customers

Virgin Mobile is to close down its pay-as-you-go (PAYG) services from January 2022 in a move that impacts 123,000 customers. Here's what it means for your plan, mobile number, and unused credit.

27 July 2021

Mortgage prisoner review launched amid concerns even MORE homeowners could be trapped on expensive rates

More homeowners than previously thought could be trapped on expensive mortgage rates and unable to switch, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted.

26 July 2021