MoneySavingExpert News

June

Aviva and Persimmon to shake-up leasehold clauses and refund some homeowners - here's what it means for you

Thousands of homeowners with Aviva and Persimmon leases are set to benefit following a crackdown on unfair terms by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Many of these leaseholders have found themselves trapped in homes they've struggled to sell due to doubling ground rent clauses and unaffordable freehold prices.

23 June 2021

New plastic £50 note featuring Alan Turing goes into circulation - but you can still use paper versions until September 2022

A new plastic £50 note featuring the inventor and codebreaker Alan Turing has entered circulation today (23 June). It will replace the current paper design featuring entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt, which you'll no longer be able to use from 30 September 2022.

23 June 2021

Now to scrap multi-screen and introduce adverts to on-demand content from next month - unless you pay for its Boost add-on

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.

23 June 2021

Waitrose shakes up loyalty card terms to prevent shoppers stacking two newspaper offers together to get bigger discounts

Waitrose has shaken up its terms and conditions to prevent shoppers with a daily, weekly or weekend newspaper subscription from using their MyWaitrose card in the same transaction. It means shoppers can no longer stack the two schemes together to get a bigger discount on their shop.

21 June 2021

Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home, Sainsbury's and Wilko branded cat food recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease

Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.

21 June 2021

JPMorgan Chase strikes deal to buy robo-adviser Nutmeg - but there's no change for investors

JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.

18 June 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.

17 June 2021

Martin Lewis: 'Mortgage rates drop below 1% – check urgently if you can switch & save £1,000s'

New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.

16 June 2021

Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help

Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.

16 June 2021

Triodos savers to be moved to online-only banking - but some can challenge the shake-up

Thousands of Triodos savers will be asked to switch to managing accounts online-only going forward. The so-called "ethical" financial provider is rolling out the move over the next few years, although vulnerable customers and those who can't access services digitally should get in touch as exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

15 June 2021