EE to bring back mobile roaming charges in Europe from March - what it means for you
EE is to start charging new and upgrading customers a flat £2/day mobile roaming fee if they use their phone in Europe from January 2022. The move makes it the first mobile firm to scrap free roaming in the EU following Brexit.
30 December 2021
First-ever financial education textbook arrives in Scottish schools, funded by Martin Lewis
The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
26 October 2021
Tesco Bank adds more customers to trial of new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points - and budgeting help
Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
30 September 2021
Teletext Holidays to pay out £7m in outstanding refunds - here's how to make a claim
Teletext Holidays and its sister company Alpharooms have agreed to refund £7 million to thousands of customers still waiting to get their money back after their package holidays were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. Here's how to make a claim.
16 September 2021
Now TV to show ads and scrap multi-screen unless you pay extra
Now will scrap its free multi-screen option and introduce adverts on its on-demand video services from next month unless you pay extra for its optional Boost add-on service, which is also rising in price. But you can cancel your subscription at any point penalty-free if you're unhappy about the shake-up.
7 July 2021
New Nectar points boost if you connect your payment plastic to it – earn up to 30 points (15p) per £1 spent
Loyalty giant Nectar has launched a new scheme that allows you to link your account to a debit or credit card and earn bonus points when spending at selected partners
6 July 2021
Google to bring in new checks to tackle scam ads
Financial services providers will have to verify their identity with regulator the Financial Conduct Authority before advertising on Google, in an effort to tackle online fraud.
6 July 2021
Had a free Apple TV+ subscription for more than a year? You'll be charged £4.99/mth from July
Apple TV+ customers who've benefitted from a free subscription for more than a year will have to pay £4.99/mth to use the service from tomorrow (1 July) - and you'll be automatically opted into the paid-for subscription, although you can cancel penalty-free at any point
30 June 2021
M&S launches new rewards scheme for credit card customers - but how does it stack up?
M&S Bank has launched a new rewards scheme for its credit card holders called 'Club Rewards'. Once you're a member you can earn extra loyalty points, money-off M&S vouchers, free next day delivery and more.
30 June 2021
Warning issued to motorists over copycat DVLA websites that charge a premium for services
Motorists have been warned by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to avoid copycat websites that charge a premium for services you can get for free or at a much lower cost via official Government websites. Here's what to look out for and what to do if you've paid over the odds.
30 June 2021
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Ignore requests from the state trying to claw back pension overpayments after someone has died - they have no legal right to do so26 January 2022Friends or relatives can ignore requests by the Government to return overpaid state pension payments in the event of the recipient's death, as there is no legal obligation to pay the money back.
25 January 2022Martin Lewis answers this question in his new video on the energy crisis, as well as explaining what might be next for energy bills.
Barclaycard customer? Check your account and don't bin post as it's refunding MORE people, with some getting £1,20025 January 2022Keep an eye out for letters from Barclaycard, even if you weren't on a repayment plan, as it's refunding more customers for incorrect fees, with some receiving £1,200.
25 January 2022In addition, those who aren't fully vaccinated will no longer be required to take a day eight test or self-isolate on arrival to England.
Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, Shell, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers to be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% - here's all you need to know25 January 2022Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, Shell, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% this spring. All of the telecoms providers use December's consumer prices index (CPI) rate of inflation, as announced this week, to determine increases...
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
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".
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