MoneySavingExpert News

March

New Welsh language version of MSE’s hit Open University 'Academoney' course launches

MoneySavingExpert.com's 'Academoney' course - prepared and written by the Open University - is going bilingual, giving Welsh-language speakers the skills and knowledge they need to master their money, in their choice of Welsh or English.

22 March 2021

First regions to get ultrafast broadband upgrades named - is your area on the list?

The first areas of the country to get a superfast broadband upgrade have been named, with work due to start next year. As many as 510,000 homes and businesses plagued by sluggish broadband should initially benefit from the £5 billion upgrade with more regions to follow in future

19 March 2021

Student loan repayments to drop for many Scots by £500/yr from April

Many Scots with student loans will see repayments drop sharply next month, as the income threshold at which student loans begin to be repaid will rise from £19,390 to £25,000. The change may mean you pay less in the long run too, as many with student loans won't finish paying them off before they're automatically wiped after 30 years, though others could accrue more interest - we've full analysis below

18 March 2021

Bupa to refund health insurance customers one month's premium after coronavirus disruption

Bupa UK health insurance customers will be refunded the equivalent of around one month's premium after coronavirus disrupted some people's planned medical treatments last year

18 March 2021

Bulb to hike energy prices by £91/yr for millions from April - but you can save £100s/yr switching

About 1.7 million Bulb customers will see gas and electricity bills rise by up to £91/yr on average in April as the energy supplier has announced it's raising the price of standard credit and prepayment tariffs. But most can beat the hikes and save £150/yr by switching to a cheaper deal

17 March 2021

Energy credit to be automatically returned under new plans - and it could be worth £65/household

Energy suppliers will be forced to automatically refund in-credit balances each year and will have limits placed on the size of customers' balances under new proposals from the energy regulator. The shake-up could result in households getting an average refund of £65

17 March 2021

Martin Lewis urges Government action on online scams to help protect millions of people with mental health problems

It comes as new research has found those with mental health problems are three times more likely to be victims of online scams.

17 March 2021

Best-buy Marcus savings account rate to fall AGAIN to 0.4%

Savings provider Marcus is cutting the interest rate on its best-buy easy-access account again next month

16 March 2021

Accord becomes the first lender to bring back standard 5% deposit mortgages for first-time buyers

Accord Mortgages will become the first lender to bring back standard 5% deposit mortgages after the majority of lenders pulled out of the low deposit market a year ago due to fears the coronavirus crisis would have a negative impact on borrowers' ability to afford loans

16 March 2021