MoneySavingExpert News

July

Need to buy school uniform? Check if you can get a grant of up to £200 to help with the cost

We've searched through council websites to find which offer it – check to see if you're eligible and what you could get.

16 August 2022

Asda shoppers can earn cashback with new rewards card – here’s how it stacks up

Asda has teamed up with Jaja Finance to launch the Asda Money Credit Card, which offers cashback on purchases at Asda and elsewhere. The cashback can only spent at Asda though. Below we explain the pros and cons and compare the new deal to other rewards options - where it's largely beaten.

15 August 2022

Saving in NS&I 'Growth Bonds'? Check NOW you haven't been rolled onto a rubbish rate

If you're one of over 300,000 savers holding NS&I's 'Guaranteed Growth Bonds', you could be missing out on £100s in interest if your bonds have auto-renewed. So check your rate now, as you only have 30 days from renewal to cancel and switch.

1 August 2022

M&S and Waitrose scrap 'best before' dates on fruit and veg - here's what other supermarkets are doing

M&S and Waitrose have become the latest supermarkets to scrap 'best before' dates on fruit and veg in a bid to cut down on food waste. Food can still be eaten after its best before date, yet many people throw items away in confusion. Here's what you need to know - and what other supermarkets are doing.

1 August 2022

Help to Buy equity loan scheme to close to applicants in three months – here's what you need to know

Almost 10 years since its original launch, the Government's equity loan scheme will close for good in March 2023, but anyone who wants to take part needs to apply by 31 October 2022.

29 July 2022

Buying a prepaid funeral plan? You now have more protection after regulator intervenes

From today, all prepaid funeral plans in the UK will be policed by the financial regulator – meaning you'll be protected if you buy a plan from an authorised firm and it later goes bust.

29 July 2022

Households to get £400 energy grant in six monthly payments from October, but some will have to act to get it – here are all the details

The Government has announced details of how the Energy Bills Support Scheme will work.

29 July 2022

Virgin Money increases easy-access savings account rate to a market-leading 1.71%

Virgin Money has increased its M Plus savings account’s interest rate to a table-topping 1.71%, the highest rate for an easy-access account since September 2013. But you can get a better rate if you lock your money away.

28 July 2022

Cladding crisis: Government launches online checker that tells flat-owners if they need to pay to make their building safe

Flat-owners impacted by the cladding crisis are being urged to use a new online tool to check whether or not they are liable for any costs of making their building safe.

28 July 2022

Thousands of Barclaycard customers left unable to use contactless following a technical glitch - here's what we know

Thousands of Barclaycard customers have been unable to use the contactless option on their cards after a technical glitch cause them to stop working. The issue has been ongoing since March but Barclaycard has told us it hopes to have it fixed within the next few days.

27 July 2022