MoneySavingExpert News

July

Martin Lewis and MSE among coalition of organisations renewing calls for Government action to tackle online fraud

MoneySavingExpert.com and the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, which were both founded by Martin Lewis, are among 13 organisations today renewing calls for the Government to do more to tackle online fraud after it failed to commit to cracking down on scam financial ads in its new draft Online Safety Bill.

20 July 2021

As France goes 'amber plus' and the Balearics amber, 18 UPDATED summer holiday need-to-knows

This week, big changes to travel rules came into effect. Those who are fully vaccinated or under 18 no longer need to quarantine on return from 'amber' destinations (except France).

20 July 2021

Government to tackle 'subscription traps', ban fake reviews and safeguard Christmas savings cash as it unveils new consumer protections

The Government has announced a new set of wide-ranging consumer protection rules which will require Christmas savings clubs to safeguard customers' money, firms to make it easier to cancel subscriptions and regulators to stamp out "dodgy tactics" used to lure online shoppers, plus much more.

20 July 2021

Lloyds to introduce up to £28/mth fee for customers with 'free' access to its Gold, Platinum and Premier packaged bank accounts

The move impacts customers who took out these accounts before 2005 and who benefitted from offers to have the monthly fee waived provided they kept a certain amount of money in the accounts each month.

16 July 2021

Petrol prices hit highest level since 2013, says the AA – here's how to cut costs

Petrol prices have hit their highest level since October 2013, according to motoring firm the AA.

16 July 2021

MoneySavingExpert.com named UK's 'most recommended brand' for second year running

It's the second year in a row we've nabbed the top spot in YouGov's UK "Recommended Rankings" survey since its launch in 2020. This year, the data looked at 1,791 UK brands across a range of different sectors from online to banking to retail.

15 July 2021

Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca to move back on to 'amber' list in new travel restrictions shake-up – your rights

Spain's Balearic Islands - including Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca - are to be moved from the Government's 'green' travel list to the amber list from Monday for travellers returning to England, Scotland and Wales. The change means holidaymakers who are not fully vaccinated or under 18 will have to self-isolate for up to 10 days on their return.

14 July 2021

Why has HSBC really paid likely 100,000s people £100s in refunds and compensation? And could it owe even more?

Former and existing HSBC, First Direct, John Lewis Finance and M&S Bank customers have been receiving payments from HSBC Banking Group - which the lenders come under - out of the blue over the past 10 months, and we still haven't really been told why. We’ve been pushing HSBC for answers and have put questions to the bank from ourselves and a former whistleblower to find out what’s going on.

13 July 2021

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland pay out £13.6m in compensation over misleading home insurance renewal letters

About 350,000 Halifax, Lloyds and Bank of Scotland home insurance customers who had a policy between 2009 and 2017 have been paid an average of £38 each in compensation

9 July 2021

Fully vaccinated holidaymakers WON'T have to quarantine on return from amber list countries after 19 July as Government eases restrictions

Holidaymakers who are fully vaccinated and children under 18 will no longer need to quarantine when returning to England from amber list countries after Monday 19 July

9 July 2021