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Families with disabled children set to be allowed to withdraw £2,500 from Child Trust Funds and junior ISAs without the need for court approval

Families with disabled children will be able to withdraw up to £2,500 from Child Trust Funds (CTFs) or junior ISAs without first needing court permission, in a move by the Government to try and reduce the financial burden for parents and guardians with vulnerable kids.

26 April 2023

Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms on the brink of collapse - here's all you need to know and how it affects you

Teletext Holidays has stopped taking new bookings, while sister company Alpharooms says existing trips will not be fulfilled. The move comes after both firms' membership to the Travel Trust Association (TTA) - a trade body that ensures travel companies abide by industry regulations - ended on 29 October.

19 April 2022

Post Office savings accounts to no longer accept payments from non-linked accounts

Certain Post Office savings accounts will no longer accept payments into them from 1 March 2022 unless they're from a linked current account (or if they're via cheque or cash).

9 March 2022

Welsh households on universal credit and other benefits to get £100 towards energy bills

Universal credit claimants and those in receipt of certain means-tested benefits will get £100 towards their energy bills this winter, the Welsh Government has announced. It comes as part of a new £51 million support package designed to help around 350,000 people with the cost of living.

15 February 2022

Warning: One week to go before Amazon stops accepting Visa credit cards – and there's a trick for some shoppers to get a free £10 or £20 credit

Amazon shoppers will no longer be able to make purchases using Visa credit cards from 19 January 2022, the retail giant has announced.

11 January 2022

Facebook Marketplace launches new postal service but sellers will be charged to use it from January – here’s all you need to know

From January 2022, sellers who sell items on Facebook Marketplace that are set to be delivered to the buyer will be charged 2% - here is what you need to know.

31 December 2021

Over 78,000 QuickQuid borrowers expected to receive payouts after being mis-sold loans - but they'll only get back up to half of what they paid

Around 78,500 QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket borrowers, who were mis-sold loans they couldn't afford, are expected to receive refunds of some of the interest and fees they were charged. But they'll only get back up to half of what they paid - and some will receive less than a third.

30 November 2021

Sainsbury’s opens its first checkout-free store joining Aldi, Amazon and Tesco

Sainsbury’s has opened its first checkout-free store where shoppers can pick up their groceries and leave without needing to scan items or pay at an in-store till.

30 November 2021

TSB to shut 70 branches across the UK next year - here's a full list of sites set to close

TSB is to close 70 branches across the UK between April and June next year. This is in addition to the 164 branches closed already this year. We have a full list of the sites being shut below and what to do if your local branch is closed.

30 November 2021

Your travel refund rights explained amid Covid-19 testing and quarantining shake-up

Holidaymakers with trips booked to Spain, Switzerland and Israel face disruption due to new Covid-19 entry requirements for all three destinations - including Spain banning unvaccinated tourists from 1 December. Below we explain what's changing and your refund rights if you can no longer travel.

30 November 2021