How to set a contactless card spending cap to avoid the new £100 limit
The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021
Millions of BT landline customers could be in line for up to £500 if a new class action case is successful
BT is facing a £600 million class action case after it's been claimed some 2.3 million customers have been overcharged for their landline since October 2015.
22 November 2021
Energy firm gone bust? How your new firm and tariff stacks up
Nine energy suppliers have gone bust in recent weeks, including Igloo, Symbio, Avro and People's Energy, leaving over 1.7 million energy customers needing a new supplier.
25 October 2021
Igloo Energy, Symbio Energy and Enstroga cease trading – here's what it means for your gas and electricity
If you're a customer of these failed firms, your energy supply will continue and credit balances are protected. But DON'T switch now – sit tight and wait until your new supplier has contacted you.
4 October 2021
Halifax and Bank of Scotland awarded 'Mental Health Accessible' accreditation as they improve services for vulnerable customers
The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has awarded Halifax and Bank of Scotland its 'Mental Health Accessible' accreditation for businesses.
29 September 2021
Virgin Media broadband customers will be able to switch more easily from 2023
Virgin Media broadband customers, as well as those on other non-copper networks, will be able to switch more easily from April 2023 using new 'one touch switching' rules that will be brought in by telecoms regulator Ofcom.
28 September 2021
Need to call your bank? Many can now dial 159 for safety
If you're worried you've been contacted by a suspicious number claiming to be your bank you can now call '159' from your landline or mobile, which guarantees you a secure line with your bank to verify the original phone call. It's part of a UK-wide initiative launched by industry group Stop Scams UK and non-profit organisation Global Cyber Alliance.
28 September 2021
TalkTalk launches free broadband for six months for jobseekers – here's how to sign up
Jobseekers may be able to get six months' worth of free broadband from TalkTalk under a new partnership with the Government and Jobcentre Plus.
28 September 2021
Nectar card-holders could save '£200/year' by downloading the Sainsbury's SmartShop app
Nectar card-holders can now get personalised discounts of up to 30% off certain items in their Sainsbury's shop when they use its 'scan and go' service in store. But you can't currently get the offers when you shop online at the supermarket.
28 September 2021
Martin: Student loan costs may rise £400/yr
Martin Lewis has AGAIN warned the Government against possible retrospective changes to the terms and conditions of existing student loan contracts. In a new video, the MoneySavingExpert.com founder responds to reports of a possible shake-up to student loans, which could see the earnings threshold you start repaying at cut, costing many £400/yr more.
27 September 2021
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Graduates to pay £110+ a year more from April as Plan 2 and postgraduate student loan repayment threshold freezes announced28 January 2022The Government has announced a plan to freeze the student loan repayment threshold - the earnings level at which loans begin to be repaid.
27 January 2022Bereaved families now face a hefty rise in probate fees as the Government has now scrapped the old two-tier system. All applicants face the same flat fee charge of £273 after changes to the scheme came into place this week (26 January).
Beware NHS Covid pass fraud - one MoneySaver was scammed out of £25,000 though he got his money back after MSE intervened27 January 2022A grandfather of two, who was tricked out of £25,000 by fraudsters purporting to offer NHS Covid passes, has got his life savings back after MoneySavingExpert.com intervened.
Ignore requests from the state trying to claw back pension overpayments after someone has died - they have no legal right to do so26 January 2022Friends or relatives can ignore requests by the Government to return overpaid state pension payments in the event of the recipient's death, as there is no legal obligation to pay the money back.
25 January 2022Martin Lewis answers this question in his new video on the energy crisis, as well as explaining what might be next for energy bills.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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