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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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances