Get tax credits or child benefit paid into a Post Office card account? Set up an alternative account now or your payments will stop
Around 6,600 people who get tax credits, child benefit or guardian's allowance paid into a Post Office card account need to take action urgently as HMRC will stop making payments into these accounts after 5 April.
28 March 2022
State pension to increase by 3.1% next April giving some retirees an extra £5.55/wk
More than 10 million pensioners could see their state pension rise by £5.55/wk from April 2022 after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that inflation stood at 3.1% in the year to September - a figure that is typically used to calculate the following year's state pension increase.
25 November 2021
Eight mortgage cost-cutting need-to-knows with interest rate rises on the cards
A UK rate rise is on the cards, so can you lock-in cheaply now to save £1,000s?. Here's Martin's mortgage heads up.
16 November 2021
Switch now: Martin's car and home insurance warning ahead of groundreaking rule changes
Important changes to the way insurers charge new and existing customers are on their way, which will put an end to the 'loyalty premium' borne by consumers, says MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
16 November 2021
Book your Xmas supermarket delivery slots now with spots at Asda, Sainsbury's and Waitrose all still available - here's when and how to do it
Ocado and Waitrose have begun taking bookings for food deliveries over the Christmas period and so we have compiled a full breakdown of what the other leading supermarkets are doing - but you may need to act quickly as many slots have already been taken.
16 November 2021
Household energy price cap to be reviewed as gas and electricity prices soar
The energy price cap, which governs the maximum households can be charged per unit of gas and electricity, is to be reviewed as wholesale prices soar. Energy regulator Ofgem has today written an open letter to suppliers saying that it will look at the methodology used to determine the new cap due to take force in April 2022.
29 October 2021
Fears grow of a spike in mortgage rates as the Government battles to curb rising inflation – check if you can lock in now to save £1,000s
Mortgage rates could dramatically rise after new forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) show the Bank of England's base rate could rise to 3.5%. This could mean an end to record low mortgage rates, so it's worth checking now if you can lock in to save £1,000s.
28 October 2021
Amazon expands trade-in service to include smartphones and consoles - here's how it compares
You can now trade-in used smartphones and consoles on Amazon in return for vouchers to spend at the online retailer. It's an expansion of the scheme, which has until now only been available on Amazon's own brands, such as Echo, Kindle, and Ring.
28 October 2021
Autumn Budget 2021: Concerns raised over potential moves to raise the 0.75% charging cap on pensions
The Government said it is to consult on possible changes to the 0.75% cap on pension fund charges, potentially raising the ceiling so that the funds can be used to invest in more expensive projects, such as renewable energy.
27 October 2021
Autumn Budget 2021: Universal Credit cash boost confirmed for millions of workers but £20 uplift won't return
The taper rate, which is the amount Universal Credit payments are reduced by when you're in work, will fall from 63% to 55%.
27 October 2021
18 May 2022
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Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
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Lloyds' free £125 bank bribe
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£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
Millions of 4G smartphone owners may be due up to £30 payout after claims handset prices were inflated20 May 2022Around 29 million 4G Apple and Samsung smartphone owners in the UK could be entitled to a payout of up to £30 if a collective action case by Which? is successful - although there are no guarantees. It comes after the consumer group claimed inflated manufacturing costs were passed onto consumers
19 May 2022Boots and Co-op are the latest retailers to increase the price of their meal deals. Boots has upped costs from £3.39 to £3.59, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in its London shops, while Co-op's meal deal has jumped from £3.50 to £3.75.
Financial regulator to punish banks and building societies that don't protect people's access to cash19 May 2022Under the new 'Financial Services and Markets Bill' banks and building societies will have to ensure cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available to customers in communities across the UK.
Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
3 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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