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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27 June 2022New subscribers to Now should watch out for its £5 a month Boost package being added automatically when they take out the streaming service. Here's what to look for and how to unsubscribe.
24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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