MoneySavingExpert News

July

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

Over £28bn in old coins and bank notes still to be cashed in - here's how to make yours 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.

30 July 2021

Online Safety Bill 'doomed to fail' unless it includes scam adverts, say Martin Lewis and campaigners

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

Card providers to 'reserve' up to £100 when you pay at supermarket fuel pumps – here's what's happening

Motorists paying for fuel at automated supermarket pumps across the UK now face having up to £100 on their debit or credit card temporarily "reserved" while they fill up

27 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

Mortgage prisoner review launched amid concerns even MORE homeowners could be trapped on expensive rates

More homeowners than previously thought could be trapped on expensive mortgage rates and unable to switch, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted.

26 July 2021

Plans for bailiffs to be self-regulated revealed but Martin Lewis warns compulsory regulation that all firms must follow is needed

Plans for bailiffs in England and Wales to be self-regulated have been put forward by the Centre for Social Justice in a bid to better protect people in debt. But Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, warns that the industry-funded body doesn't go far enough, saying that every bailiff firm needs to be "tightly and independently" regulated.

26 July 2021

Tesco Bank to close its 213,000 current accounts in November – here's what it means for you

Tesco Bank has announced it will close all existing current accounts on 30 November 2021

26 July 2021