Funeral plan provider Safe Hands has gone into administration – what to do now if you have a prepaid plan with Safe Hands or others
Safe Hands, a prepaid funeral plan provider, has fallen into administration leaving thousands of customers worried about what to do next and concerns growing that other companies will follow suit. Here's what it means for you, as well as information on providers to beware buying plans from presently.
12 May 2022
Airports hike 'kiss and fly' charges to as much as £7 for a five-minute drop-off – how to beat them
Many airports’ fees to drop off passengers have doubled since before the pandemic, a MoneySavingExpert investigation reveals – and one now charges a whopping £7 for a 5-minute drop-off.
3 May 2022
Warning: Holiday booking scams jump by a third - here's how to avoid them
Holidaymakers should watch out as new data from Lloyds Bank shows travel-related scams have increased by a third over the year to March, with fraudsters targeting those booking package holidays, flights, hotels and caravans. Here’s how to try and avoid them - and what to do if you've been scammed.
29 April 2022
Vodafone's Voxi to charge customers up to £2 per day to roam in Europe from next month
Vodafone's VOXI brand is to start charging new and existing customers from £2 a day to use their mobiles in Europe. From 27 May, hundreds of thousands of VOXI customers will need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data abroad.
28 April 2022
Almost 200,000 current accounts switched during first three months of the year – here are the best deals, including £150 from First Direct
Almost 200,000 current accounts were switched during the first three months of the year, up two-fifths on the same period in 2021. In total, eight million current account switches have taken place since the free Current Account Switch Service was launched in 2013.
28 April 2022
Almost 80,000 QuickQuid borrowers will get back just over half of what they're owed for mis-sold loans
Around 78,500 QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket borrowers, who were mis-sold loans they couldn't afford, will receive refunds of some of the interest and fees they were charged at a rate of 53.5p to every pound owed, it's been confirmed. Pay outs are expected to be sent within the next two weeks.
26 April 2022
Got a credit note from a Covid-19 cancelled package holiday? Use it by 30 September or you lose valuable extra protection
Package holidaymakers with unused credit notes for Covid-19 cancelled trips should ensure they either redeem them or cash them in before 30 September 2022. Failure to do so means you may not get your money back if the holiday firm that issued them goes bust after this deadline.
26 April 2022
Tesco to scrap paper Clubcard statements and vouchers for selected customers – unless you actively choose to keep them
Tesco will no longer send out paper Clubcard statements or vouchers to selected customers unless they specifically tell the supermarket giant they want to keep receiving them.
25 April 2022
Police issue warning over fake emails claiming to be from Martin Lewis after more than 1,000 reported in just three days
Consumers should watch out for fake emails regarding Bitcoin investments that claim to be from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis after more than 1,000 people reported receiving the scam emails in the space of just three days.
22 April 2022
Ground rents to be banned on new leases from 30 June saving homeowners £100s/yr – here's what's happening
Ground rent is to be scrapped on new leases in England and Wales from 30 June when the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act takes force, the Government announced today (22 April).
22 April 2022
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Morrisons becomes the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year - here's how it compares24 May 2022Morrisons has increased the cost of its meal deal by 50p from £3 to £3.50, making it the fourth major retailer to up prices this year. Here's how it compares.
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24 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
Mis-sold an Amigo loan? Redress could soon be on its way after High Court approves complaints scheme23 May 2022A compensation plan put forward by Amigo Loans to return at least £112 million to borrowers it wrongly mis-sold high-interest loans to has today (23 May) been approved by the High Court. The move is a significant win for borrowers and follows a previous proposal that was rejected by the Court.
23 May 2022Children's toy subscription service Whirli has gone into administration. The collapse affects around 10,500 customers. Here's what it means for your refund and return rights.
24 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.
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.
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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