MoneySavingExpert News

November

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

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.

5 January 2022

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

How to borrow at 0%, ie, no cost (or as close to it as possible) – Martin Lewis's cards, loans, buy-now pay-later and overdrafts masterclass

Borrowing is dirt cheap right now, with the cheapest ever loan rates, the longest 0% spending card we've seen since mid 2020, and many more best buys.

30 November 2021

UK regulator says 47,000 'mortgage prisoners' trapped on loans they can't afford to leave

Banks and building societies have been urged to relax their lending rules to help almost 50,000 'mortgage prisoners', who are trapped in expensive mortgages and are unable to switch to a cheaper deal.

29 November 2021

Trainline customers vent their anger after company unexpectedly withdraws 50% off railcards Black Friday deal just days after launch

Customers have been left frustrated after a shock U-turn by Trainline meant they could no longer get 50% off a new railcard. Shoppers were told they had until 17 December to use the discount code, however Trainline instead closed it on 26 November - nearly three weeks early.

29 November 2021

Government brings back PCR tests and isolation requirements for travellers returning to the UK

New measures include testing and isolation requirements for travellers to the UK and a strengthening of mask-wearing guidance in England.

27 November 2021