MoneySavingExpert News

2021

Millions of BT landline customers could be in line for up to £500 if a new class action case is successful

BT is facing a £600 million class action case amid claims some 2.3 million customers have been overcharged for their landline since October 2015.

16 January 2024

First-ever financial education textbook now available across the UK

The first-ever curriculum-mapped financial education textbook, funded by a personal donation by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, is now available in secondary schools across all four UK nations.

11 October 2023

New Nectar points boost if you connect your payment plastic to it – earn up to 30 points (15p) per £1 spent

Loyalty giant Nectar has launched a new scheme that allows you to link your account to a debit or credit card and earn bonus points when spending at selected partners

11 August 2023

Families with disabled children set to be allowed to withdraw £2,500 from Child Trust Funds and junior ISAs without the need for court approval

Families with disabled children will be able to withdraw up to £2,500 from Child Trust Funds (CTFs) or junior ISAs without first needing court permission, in a move by the Government to try and reduce the financial burden for parents and guardians with vulnerable kids.

26 April 2023

Millions of 4G smartphone owners may be due up to £30 payout after claims handset prices were inflated

Around 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

20 May 2022

Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms on the brink of collapse - here's all you need to know and how it affects you

Teletext Holidays has stopped taking new bookings, while sister company Alpharooms says existing trips will not be fulfilled. The move comes after both firms' membership to the Travel Trust Association (TTA) - a trade body that ensures travel companies abide by industry regulations - ended on 29 October.

19 April 2022

Get tax credits or child benefit paid into a Post Office card account? Set up an alternative account now or your payments will stop

Around 6,600 people who get tax credits, child benefit or guardian's allowance paid into a Post Office card account need to take action urgently as HMRC will stop making payments into these accounts after 5 April.

28 March 2022

Barclays takes the axe to current account rewards scheme meaning 100,000s could earn NOTHING

Barclays is hiking its monthly Blue Rewards membership fee for hundreds of thousands of customers from March next year.

22 March 2022

Taylor Wimpey leaseholders freed from doubling ground rent clauses – what it means for you

Affected leaseholders’ ground rents will now remain at the amount charged when they first bought their home. Doubling ground rent clauses will also be left out of any future Taylor Wimpey leases.

18 March 2022

Countryside and Taylor Wimpey ordered to remove 'unfair' doubling ground rent clauses from leases

Two major house builders have been ordered to remove 'unfair' leasehold clauses that allow them to double ground rents every 10 or 15 years. It comes after the competition watchdog found these terms can make it 'impossible' for people to sell or get a mortgage

18 March 2022