MoneySavingExpert News

April

Barclaycard unexpectedly cuts credit limits by £1,000s - what to do if you're affected

Barclaycard has slashed many customers' credit card spending limits out of the blue this week, with one MoneySaver reporting a £12,000 cut even though she's had no change in her personal circumstances and has been a customer for over 30 years.

16 April 2021

Burton and Dorothy Perkins shoppers struggle to return online purchases after Boohoo takeover

Burton and Dorothy Perkins shoppers have been left struggling to return clothes because they are unable to generate return labels online and the retailers no longer provide paper versions.

15 April 2021

House of Lords votes in favour of interest rate cap for mortgage prisoners

The House of Lords has voted in favour of an amendment to the Financial Services Bill, which could see interest rates capped for certain mortgage prisoners.

15 April 2021

Barclays to close Pingit app and services in June

Barclays is to close its Pingit payments app on 30 June, and related services including Pingit savings 'jars' and Pingit's wearable tech which allows you to make contactless payments will also be scrapped. If you use Pingit and are affected, we've full info below on exactly what's changing and what you need to do.

14 April 2021

Warning issued by regulator over 'clone firm' using fake MoneySavingExpert and Martin Lewis email addresses

The financial regulator has warned consumers to beware of fraudulent emails from scammers pretending to be MSE or our founder Martin Lewis, after identifying a copycat firm falsely using our name.

14 April 2021

Ikea extends £20 gift vouchers given out in annual Christmas tree promotion for a second time until August

Ikea shoppers now have longer to make use of £20 gift vouchers that were given out as part of its annual Christmas tree promotion, as the retailer has extended their validity until 1 August.

14 April 2021

Thames Water takes payments from customers early in direct debit blunder

Utility giant Thames Water has mistakenly taken thousands of customers' direct debit payments a day early after a "system error".

14 April 2021

New FREE guide on what to teach kids about spending money safely online launched

Not-for-profit internet safety body Internet Matters has launched a free ten-point guide with tips to help kids and young people build good online money management habits.

13 April 2021

Jobseeker's Sim deal with UNLIMITED data, calls and texts for £10/mth is back

Jobseekers claiming certain work-related benefits can once more get unlimited mobile data, minutes and texts for £10 a month.

12 April 2021

Travellers warned of 10-week passport renewal wait - so apply NOW if hoping to go away this summer

Hopeful holidaymakers have been urged to apply for new passports or to renew existing ones as soon as possible to avoid delays of up to ten weeks. Usually passports take between four and six weeks to be processed.

12 April 2021