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 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

Welsh households on universal credit and other benefits to get £100 towards energy bills

Universal credit claimants and those in receipt of certain means-tested benefits will get £100 towards their energy bills this winter, the Welsh Government has announced. It comes as part of a new £51 million support package designed to help around 350,000 people with the cost of living.

15 February 2022

Apply now to get £140 off your energy bill via the Warm Home Discount – but hurry as many schemes are closing

But major suppliers including British Gas, EDF and Scottish Power have now closed their schemes for 2021/22 and others will follow – so apply as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out.

8 February 2022