First-ever financial education textbook now available across the UK
The first-ever curriculum-mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Wales, following the successful roll-out of versions in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
2 September 2022
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
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 after it's been claimed some 2.3 million customers have been overcharged for their landline since October 2015.
9 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
Post Office savings accounts to no longer accept payments from non-linked accounts
Certain Post Office savings accounts will no longer accept payments into them from 1 March 2022 unless they're from a linked current account (or if they're via cheque or cash).
9 March 2022
Provident to wipe loans for tens of thousands of borrowers - what it means for you
Tens of thousands of borrowers with high interest loans are set to see their remaining debts cleared as doorstep lender Provident and short-term lender Satsuma officially shut shop and stop collecting payments.
15 February 2022
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