Prepaid funeral sellers face cold-calling ban as regulator unveils new rules
The Financial Conduct Authority has revealed details on how it plans to regulate prepaid funeral sellers from next summer, with measures including a ban on cold calling, a set penalty-free cancellation period and providers requiring authorisation
8 November 2021
Got a Marcus or Saga easy-access account? 100,000s can boost their savings by 0.1 percentage points, but you'll need to act
Savers with a best-buy Marcus easy-access savings account and/or cash ISA can boost their interest rate by 0.1 percentage points on each account so long as they don't already have a bonus rate attached to it
5 October 2021
American Express is shaking up its British Airways Avios credit cards from September - here's what it means for you
Card provider American Express is making a number of changes to its two British Airways rewards credit cards from 1 September. The shake-up will see annual fees hiked for some, while for others the spending threshold to earn a 'free' companion flight is falling - although they will now only be able to use this on economy class tickets. Here's what's happening.
31 August 2021
Card providers to 'reserve' up to £100 when you pay at many self-service fuel pumps – here's what's happening
Motorists paying for fuel at many self-service pumps across the UK now face having up to £100 on their debit or credit card temporarily "reserved" while they fill up
24 August 2021
Check piggybanks and down sofas as there's at least £1.4bn in old notes and coins out there – here's how to make them spendable again
More than £28 billion worth of paper £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are still to be cashed in, while just over £100 million worth of old 'round pound' coins are also yet to be returned. Here's how to make your old notes and coins spendable again.
3 August 2021
Students urged to apply for university funding now if they plan to get a place via 'clearing' – don't wait for your A-level results
Prospective university and college students who plan to go through a process known as 'clearing' to get onto a course should not wait for their exam results before applying for student finance.
30 July 2021
Online Safety Bill 'doomed to fail' unless it includes scam adverts, Martin Lewis and campaigners warn
The government's Online Safety Bill is "doomed to fail" and will leave millions of internet users in danger of losing money and/ or sensitive information if it does not include protection from paid-for scam adverts, warn campaigners.
29 July 2021
Most employees feel they are financially better off now than at the start of the pandemic, finds new MSE poll
More than two in three employees in full-time or part-time work say they're financially better off now than at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – but only one in three of those who are self-employed feel the same, a new MoneySavingExpert.com poll has found.
28 July 2021
Lloyds Bank launches cashback credit card that pays up to 0.5% - plus a £20 introductory bonus
Lloyds Bank has launched a new credit card that enables holders to earn 0.25% cashback on up to £4,000 of annual spending and 0.5% above, with no cap on how much you can earn. You can also earn a £20 bonus if you spend £1,000 in the first 90 days. But Lloyds' cashback rate can be beaten by American Express - here's how it compares.
28 July 2021
Virgin Mobile to axe pay-as-you-go services from 2022 - what it means for its 123,000 customers
Virgin Mobile is to close down its pay-as-you-go (PAYG) services from January 2022 in a move that impacts 123,000 customers. Here's what it means for your plan, mobile number, and unused credit.
27 July 2021
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Martin Lewis: Do you have a Power of Attorney? It’s crucial protection – not just for the elderly – and more important than a will28 November 2023Do you have a Power of Attorney? MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis explains how this crucial protection works, why it's more important than a will, and how to get one in the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.
Martin Lewis: Child Benefit warning for couples – are you missing out on £1,000s in future state pension payments?28 November 2023If you're in a couple and claiming Child Benefit – or aren't claiming because one of you earns £60,000 or more a year – you could be missing out on £1,000s or even £10,000s in future state pension payments.
28 November 2023Tesco Clubcard holders need to urgently to spend £16 million worth of vouchers before they expire on Thursday 30 November. Alternatively, if you'd rather hang onto the vouchers, we've got a trick to extend their validity.
Autumn Statement: State pension confirmed to rise by 8.5% from April 2024 – while some benefits will go up by 6.7%28 November 2023The state pension will rise by 8.5% from April 2024 under the 'triple lock' guarantee, meaning millions of people will receive a weekly increase of up to £17.35. Certain benefits, including Universal Credit, will also rise from next April by 6.7%.
28 November 2023Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.
Martin Lewis: Energy bill credit – how much is too much? Stop the rip-off and get back £100s, by understanding the monthly direct debit energy cycle…28 November 2023Martin Lewis dissects how much energy bill credit is too much, and when it's best to ask for it back
21 November 2023
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