HSBC, First Direct, M&S or John Lewis bank customer? They're making MORE payments to those in arrears in the past – some worth £1,000s
HSBC, First Direct, M&S Bank and John Lewis Finance are making a second set of payments to customers who were in arrears between 2010 and May 2019
18 May 2021
Started driving to work during the pandemic and not updated your insurance? You may need to tell your insurer TODAY
A temporary extension of cover organised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) trade body ends at 11.59pm tonight, and if you don't have the correct insurance in place you could be fined and left unable to claim.
30 April 2021
Cost of school uniform set to fall in England due to new law
Under the Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill, which was rubber stamped by Parliament this week (on 29 April), the Government will set statutory guidance schools will be required by law to consider when developing their uniform policies.
30 April 2021
Local shops to offer cashback and Post Office opens ‘bank hubs’ in trials to improve access to cash
A pilot scheme in eight towns across the UK will test new ways to boost access to cash in local communities – with measures including local shops offering cashback, new 'bank hubs' in Post Offices and more free ATMs.
28 April 2021
Government rejects interest rate cap for mortgage prisoners - but the fight won't stop
The House of Commons has struck down a proposed amendment to the Financial Services Bill, which would have seen interest rates capped for certain mortgage prisoners.
27 April 2021
Spotify to hike prices for some by up to £24/yr
Spotify has emailed customers with its 'Premium Family' subscription notifying them that prices will rise by £2/mth from June.
26 April 2021
Action needed to protect access to cash and ensure vulnerable people can access financial services, says House of Lords committee
Members of the House of Lords have called on the Government to protect access to cash and to do more to prevent the poorest from being excluded from access to financial services.
24 April 2021
Student loan interest rates set to drop in September – what you need to know
Student loan interest rates are set to drop for many students from September.
23 April 2021
E.on to pay compensation for taking 1.6 million payments early in Christmas billing blunder
E.on has agreed to pay £650,000 out after it unexpectedly took 1.6 million customers' direct debits up to two weeks early in December, leaving many without cash in their accounts just before Christmas. If you were hit with extra charges and haven't been compensated yet, get in touch with E.on now.
22 April 2021
Sainsbury's stops weekly Nectar bonus points offers for some shoppers in mystery loyalty scheme shake-up
Sainsbury's has confirmed a shake-up to the Nectar loyalty scheme, which could see weekly bonus-point offers phased out for some
21 April 2021
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Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – Martin Lewis gives his quick analysis on if it's worth considering27 March 2023Almost every household has been charged the same price for their energy over the last year under the Energy Price Cap (EPC) and the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), with no cheaper fixed deals to switch to. That has now changed, with Ovo launching a one-year fix for existing customers that undercuts the EPG level of £2,500 a year.
Barclays to shut 14 more branches in yet another round of closures – here's the full list, plus alternatives27 March 2023The latest closures now mean Barclays will close at least 55 branches by the end of the year.
BT customers 'forced into overdrafts' after duplicate payment error - here's what you need to know24 March 2023BT customers have complained that they've been forced into overdrafts after payments were wrongly taken twice this month. The telecommunications giant said it will refund any duplicate payments taken automatically.
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax23 March 2023If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
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