MoneySavingExpert News

June

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

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.

31 August 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

Barclays compensates thousands of Blue Rewards customers after underpaying monthly cashback - and some have received £100+

Thousands of Barclays Blue Rewards customers have been receiving refunds after the bank found some customers had been underpaid while taking part in the loyalty scheme. The bank says it proactively contacting all customers due a refund and will be adding compensatory interest for those affected. However, if you haven't yet heard anything from Barclays, it is unlikely that you will be due a refund.

29 June 2021

Balearic Islands and Malta among destinations added to UK's quarantine-free travel 'green list'

Holidaymakers returning to the UK from the Balearic Islands, Malta and Madeira plus a number of other destinations won't be required to quarantine from next Wednesday (30 June), after changes were announced to the travel 'green list'. But huge uncertainty remains over travel, with the Government warning many of the destinations it's adding to the green list could drop off it again, and some European countries talking of tightening their own entry requirements for British tourists.

24 June 2021