MoneySavingExpert News

July

Millions of households to start receiving their first cost of living payment TODAY - but there could be delays for some

Millions of the UK's poorest households will start to receive the first half of their £650 cost of living payment from next week. But be warned, there is a possibility some payments could be delayed. Here's what you need to know.

14 July 2022

Energy regulator orders suppliers to take urgent action on direct debits after finding major failings

Energy regulator Ofgem has ordered energy firms to improve how they set direct debits, after a review found a range of failings, with 100,000s of customers on standard variable tariffs seeing their direct debits doubled – way over the last price cap rise.

13 July 2022

Hundreds of thousands more women found to have been underpaid their state pension - here's how to check if you're owed money

Hundreds of thousands more retirees, mainly women, have been found to have been underpaid their state pension, with the collective shortfall running to £1.5 billion, according to new Government figures. Here's how to check if you've been affected.

8 July 2022

Thinking about fixing your mortgage for 10 years or longer? Here are the pros and cons

Fixing for a decade can be done for as little as 3.33% right now and is becoming more appealing as the Bank of England base rate continues to rise. But there are pros and cons to doing so - here's what to watch out for.

8 July 2022

Energy suppliers commit to offering more help for customers this winter after round table with consumer groups and charities

Energy suppliers have committed to offering more help for struggling consumers this winter after a meeting with MoneySavingExpert, Martin Lewis and charity representatives

8 July 2022

Tesco brings back 12-month delivery pass and launches cheaper click and collect pass – here’s how they compare

Tesco has reintroduced its 12-month delivery saver plan, which comes with the choice of off-peak or anytime delivery. The supermarket has also launched a new, cheaper click and collect option for users of its six-month delivery pass.

7 July 2022

NatWest offers fee-free overseas spending until September - but there are better deals out there

NatWest is scrapping fees for spending abroad on select credit and debit cards until 2 September. This is good news for existing NatWest customers, but if you’re willing to switch there are better offers out there for fee-free holiday spending.

7 July 2022

Amazon investigated over concerns shoppers could be overpaying

Amazon is being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over concerns it is deliberately restricting competition between sellers on its platform, which in turn could mean shoppers are getting a worse deal.

6 July 2022

Barclaycard launches the market's longest 0% spending card in over two years - here's how it compares

Barclaycard has launched the longest 0% spending credit card we've seen since May 2020, giving some 25 months interest-free spending - though not all will get the headline rate. If you NEED to borrow, 0% spending cards are the cheapest way – here's how it compares.

6 July 2022

MSE Exclusive: Households in Great Britain due £150 million in council tax refunds – check NOW to see if you're one of the 862,000 due a payout

Households are being urged to check NOW if they are one of the 862,000 due a refund of overpaid council tax, with an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com showing residents in England, Scotland and Wales could claim back a total of just over £150 million.

3 July 2022