Help to Buy equity loan scheme to close to applicants on Monday – 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 Monday (31 October).
26 October 2022
Sainsbury's becomes latest supermarket to scrap 'best before' dates on fruit and veg - here's what other stores are doing too
Asda has become the latest supermarket to scrap 'best before' dates on fruit and veg in a bid to cut down on food waste. It joins Marks & Spencer which axed the labels in July, and also Waitrose which will can them from September. Food can still be eaten after its best before date, yet many people throw items away in confusion.
8 September 2022
KFC launches new 'Rewards Arcade' loyalty scheme but you're not guaranteed a prize - here's how it works
KFC has launched a new rewards scheme after scrapping its Colonel Club loyalty program in July. The 'Rewards Arcade' allows users to play a game and win awards after placing an order, but you aren't guaranteed a prize every time.
7 September 2022
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
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
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Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – but is it worth switching to?24 March 2023Almost every household has been charged the same price for their energy over the last year under the Energy Price Cap (EPC) and the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), with no cheaper fixed deals to switch to. That has now changed, with Ovo launching a one-year fix for existing customers that undercuts the EPG level of £2,500 a year.
BT customers 'forced into overdrafts' after duplicate payment error - here's what you need to know24 March 2023BT customers have complained that they've been forced into overdrafts after payments were wrongly taken twice this month. The telecommunications giant said it will refund any duplicate payments taken automatically.
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax23 March 2023If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
Bank of England increases base rate to 4.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings23 March 2023The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4% to 4.25%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 17.3% in April – here's what you need to know23 March 2023Millions of BT, EE, O2, Plusnet, Shell, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 17% this spring, on the back of a sharp increase in the cost of living.
Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?5 December 2022Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 November 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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