MoneySavingExpert News

August

New greener petrol being introduced across Britain by 1 September – but 600,000 vehicles are incompatible and it could push up costs

E10, a greener type of unleaded fuel, is being rolled out across forecourts in England, Scotland and Wales this summer.

17 August 2021

Post Office customers can pick up DPD deliveries from 250 branches from next week

Shoppers will be able to pick-up DPD delivered parcels from 250 Post Office branches across the UK from next week, it's been announced.

17 August 2021

EDF Energy to hike bills by an average £139/yr after energy price cap rise

Around 1.7 million EDF Energy customers on standard tariffs will see gas and electricity bills jump by a typical £139/yr from October

17 August 2021

15 gold medal MoneySaving successes of 2021 - including £7,000 council tax back, £22,000 competition win, £250 WFH tax claim

As many feel moved by Team GB's recent Olympic success, we hope to inspire you to overcome your financial hurdles and achieve a knockout MoneySaving victory by celebrating 15 of our users' best successes of 2021. Some require you to go the extra mile (for a big reward), others are swimmingly easy. On your marks, get set, go...

17 August 2021

17 awesome August holiday savers – if you're going away or you've decided to stay

It's summer, but many who'd normally go abroad are staying at home and many others have left booking anything till the last minute. So whether you're holidaying in the UK or overseas, we've 17 MoneySavers to help.

17 August 2021

Green energy tariffs to be investigated over concerns suppliers are exaggerating their environmental benefits

Ministers will consider whether energy firms need to provide clearer information to households about their green tariffs, including the type of renewable energy used, such as wind or solar, where the renewable power was generated and when.

15 August 2021

Student loan interest rates to drop for many next month and repayment thresholds to rise for some from April – what you need to know

Student loan interest rates will drop for many from September, the Department for Education has confirmed.

13 August 2021

Jaja credit card customers hit by account error as duplicate transactions and incorrect balances listed – here’s what it means for you

Credit card firm Jaja has admitted an issue that means some customers have had the same transaction added to their online and app-based account more than once. Jaja insists payments have only been processed once but it’s left customers confused and unsure of their available balance.

13 August 2021

PCR travel tests review launched amid concerns over price, reliability and quality of service

The competition watchdog has announced plans to review the PCR travel tests market amid concerns that the price, reliability and quality of service provided could be creating a barrier for families wanting to travel abroad. A response will be provided by the Competition and Markets Authority within the next month.

12 August 2021

Pet owners spend more on dogs than cats, finds new MSE poll

More than eight in ten dog owners say they spend over £500/yr on their pooch compared with just over half of cat owners who spend the same, a new MoneySavingExpert.com poll has found. Meanwhile, almost half (46%) of dog owners spend more than £1,251 a year on their furry friend, compared to just 15% of cat owners who spend the same.

11 August 2021