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August

John Lewis shopper? You've got one-week left to price match goods using its 'Never Knowingly Undersold' pledge

John Lewis & Partners shoppers have just one week left to benefit from the retailer's 'Never Knowingly Undersold' price promise before the almost century old pledge is scrapped on Monday 22 August.

16 August 2022

A-level results warning: putting off uni until next year could cost £10,000s more

School leavers getting their A-Level results this week should be aware that deferring for a year means they'll be on the new student finance system coming in England in September 2023, and will repay their loan for a much longer period, potentially costing £10,000s more.

16 August 2022

Reading and Leeds Festival line-up change leaves fans demanding refunds after Rage Against The Machine pulls out – your rights

Hundreds of music fans are demanding refunds on tickets they bought, after a last-minute change to the headline act at Leeds Festival. We explain your rights if you no longer want to go.

16 August 2022

Rail fares in England to rise in March next year but by less than inflation – here's what we know

Rail fares in England will go up next year but by less than the rate of inflation, the Government has said. The exact rise is yet to be announced but the increase will come in March 2023 instead of the usual rise in January.

15 August 2022

Asda launches first-ever loyalty scheme offering discounts on groceries – here's how it works

Asda has rolled out its 'Asda Rewards' loyalty scheme nationwide after trialling it in a small number of stores in England.

12 August 2022

Struggling to pay energy bills? Check if you can get a grant worth £1,000s from your supplier

Struggling to pay your energy bills? Some energy suppliers are providing grants to worth up to £1,500 to those feeling the squeeze - here's how to apply.

12 August 2022

Iceland is giving away £30 food vouchers to pensioners struggling with the cost of living – but hurry, only limited numbers are left

Iceland is giving away free one-off £30 food vouchers to certain pensioners struggling with the cost of living.

12 August 2022

Warning: Martin Lewis and MSE have NOTHING to do with viral social media posts urging people to bombard energy firms with complaints

A viral post being shared on Facebook and Twitter alongside a photo of Martin Lewis claims people can "fight extortionate price hikes" by submitting complaints and subject access requests to their energy supplier – but it's nothing to do with Martin or MSE.

10 August 2022

Student loan interest rates to rise from September – what it means for you

Student loan interest rates will rise for many from September, the Government has confirmed. But this WON'T make a difference to your monthly repayments.

10 August 2022

Mortgage lenders lengthen product transfer periods to allow homeowners to lock in new deals earlier – here's what you need to know

Several major lenders have increased how far in advance existing borrowers can lock in a new mortgage deal as interest rates rise. It comes as many homeowners look to start the process of lining up a new mortgage earlier than usual, hoping to get a cheaper deal and stay ahead of future rate rises after the base rate hit 1.75% last week – its sixth increase since December 2021.

10 August 2022