MoneySavingExpert News

July

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

McDonald's raises the price of cheeseburgers from 99p to £1.19 – here's what you need to know

McDonald's has today raised the price of its iconic cheeseburger by 20p – the first price hike the burger's seen in over 14 years.

27 July 2022

New Consumer Duty rules launched today in a bid to "end rip-off charges and fees" – here's all you need to know

The financial regulator has confirmed its plans for a sweeping regulatory overhaul that will stop financial firms mistreating consumers

27 July 2022

Households urgently need more support from the Government with energy bills, MPs warn

The Government must "immediately" update its energy bills support package to provide additional help that is better targeted towards the most vulnerable, a cross-party group of MPs have said in a new report published today.

26 July 2022

Amazon to hike Prime subscription prices from 15 September – but some can avoid the hike for another year

From 1 September Amazon Prime members will see their bills increase. Pay monthly users will rise by £1/month while those who pay annually will see a £16 increase. But, monthly subscribers could avoid the hike for a year if they switch to an annual subscription by 14 August.

26 July 2022

Burger King launches loyalty scheme – here's how to get a free cheeseburger or fries

Fast food chain Burger King has rolled out its new 'Your Burger King' loyalty scheme to locations around the UK after a trial in Scotland – and you can get a free cheeseburger or fries just for signing up.

26 July 2022

Lloyds Banking Group to close a further 66 branches from October - here's the full list, plus alternative options

Lloyds Banking Group has announced more bank branch closures with a further 66 outlets set to close across England, Northern Ireland, and Wales between October 2022 and February 2023.

25 July 2022

Pension savers reclaim almost £900m in overpaid tax since 2015 – are you due a rebate worth £1,000s?

If you've taken a taxable lump sum from your pension for the first time, you could be owed due to a tax code error – here's how to claim the money back.

22 July 2022

Wowcher shoppers complain after being unwittingly charged for a 'VIP' subscription service - here's all you need to know

Shoppers who bought products and experiences from deals site Wowcher say they have been unwittingly signed up and charged £4.99 for its annual VIP subscription service. Here's all you need to know.

22 July 2022

Shell Energy to hike broadband and call costs from September - here's all you need to know

Shell Energy broadband customers who joined the provider or renewed their contract before this year will see their prices hiked from 1 September. All home phone users will also see the cost of calls made outside of their package rise - but some will be able to leave penalty-free as a result.

22 July 2022