MoneySavingExpert News

December

Five major events set to impact your personal finances in 2022 - and what to do about them

From the reintroduction of costly European roaming charges to new rules around car and home insurance - here's a quick breakdown of five key events and changes that are set to impact your finances in early 2022 and, more importantly, what to do about them.

6 January 2022

Rail prices to rise by the largest amount in nearly a decade - here are all the details

Train passengers in England and Wales will be hit with the largest fare rise in nearly a decade, with ticket prices increasing by up to 3.8% from 1 March. It is the biggest jump since January 2013. Meanwhile, fares in Scotland will rise by 3.8% from 24 January.

6 January 2022

Bank of England base rate jumps to 0.25% - what the rise means for you

The Bank of England base rate has risen from 0.1% to 0.25% after the majority of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voted in favour of raising the rate. The base rate is used by the Bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.

6 January 2022

Going to uni next year? Join the student finance mailing list so you know when it's time to apply for funds

Students in England can now sign up to the Student Finance England mailing list and get an email when applications for the 2022/23 academic year open.

31 December 2021

Martin Lewis awarded CBE in New Year Honours – congratulations from the MSE team

Heartfelt congratulations from the MSE team

31 December 2021

Almost 5,000 high street banks have shut or are set to close since 2015 - but if you need access to cash and a local branch you still have options

Nearly 5,000 bank branches have been closed since 2015 - or are scheduled to be shut - according to data from Which?, leaving millions of people at risk of being cut off from vital banking services.

31 December 2021

Martin's car and home insurance warning: Get quotes NOW as rule change may see prices spike

Even if your car and home insurance is not up for renewal, everyone should get quotes now because in a month new rules may mean costs will spike.

30 December 2021

Households to face a £1,200 hit from next April with 2022 set to be the 'year of the squeeze'

Households across the country are set to face an income hit of £1,200 a year due to rising energy prices, tax increases and wage stagnation, according to a report by the think tank Resolution Foundation.

29 December 2021

15 HUGE MoneySaving Successes of twenty twenty WON - can you win big too?

As another difficult year ends with bad news aplenty, we wanted to lift the mood by warming your cockles with inspiring MoneySaving successes from people who used our tips in 2021...

29 December 2021

Revolut hands 50,000 customers £20 after banking problems during the Black Friday sales

Revolut has given 50,000 people a £20 free credit after users of the banking app experienced delays in making purchases and carrying out transfers during the Black Friday sales.

24 December 2021