Second cost of living payment to be paid from today – here's who qualifies, how much you'll get and if you need to apply
Millions of the UK's poorest households will start to receive the second half of their £650 cost of living payment from Tuesday 8 November.
8 November 2022
£150 cost of living disability payment STILL delayed for some, Government admits - though most have now been paid
Additional £150 cost-of-living payments for those with disabilities were due to start on 20 September, but over six weeks later some people are still waiting to be paid. The Government insists the vast majority of the six million due the payment have received it and has said that those still waiting should be paid by the end of this week (by 14 November).
7 November 2022
Family Building Society launches two-year fixed savings account that tracks the base rate – here's how it works and how it compares
Family Building Society has unveiled a two-year fixed savings account that tracks the base rate. The launch comes as the market braces for further interest rate rises from the Bank of England as the central bank attempts to curb rising inflation.
4 November 2022
Four more 'banking hubs' to open in a bid to boost access to cash as high street branches close – here's a full list of the 27 planned hubs
The hubs will operate in a similar way to bank branches, but their services are shared, with banks providing staff on rotation so that trained specialists from different banks are available on different days.
2 November 2022
Sainsbury's Bank slashes Nectar points earned on credit card spending from 1 November - here's what's happening
Sainsbury's shoppers who use its credit card to earn Nectar points will soon get less bang for their buck. From 1 November, the supermarket will slash the number of Nectar points card users can earn when spending at the retailer.
24 October 2022
Sky Stream launches today, letting you watch Sky TV without a satellite dish – here's how the new service compares
You can now get access to Sky TV, plus Netflix and other channels, without the need for a satellite dish.
18 October 2022
Rates on 10-year mortgage fixes are cheap right now – should I be locking in for longer?
Homeowners have increasing reason to consider longer term mortgages over shorter deals, as the cost of borrowing grows.
10 October 2022
Chase customers left unable to access accounts as app goes down – here's what we know
Chase customers are currently unable to access their accounts or make payments due to technical issues at the app-only bank.
7 October 2022
Mortgage rates: what you can and should do (if anything) amid the market turmoil
At the start of the week, several major lenders pulled their deals from the market completely. Since then, many others have either withdrawn their fixed-rate offers or replaced them at hugely increased rates. As the market turbulence continues, here's what you can do.
6 October 2022
Shell Energy to pay an extra £150 this winter to customers getting the Warm Home Discount – here's what you need to know
Shell Energy will pay an extra £150 to over 150,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter – meaning those eligible will get £300 in total from both payments.
4 October 2022
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29 November 2022The new level of the energy price guarantee from January has now been confirmed. While there’s little change for most on direct debit, those paying via other mechanisms may pay more. Martin Lewis has written to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, especially over the increase for many of the nation's poorest
29 November 2022More than two million Premium Bond prizes are sitting unclaimed, according to the latest figures from National Savings and Investments (NS&I). If you have or have ever had Premium Bonds, here's how to check if you've won.
29 November 2022First Direct is doubling the interest rate on its regular savings account from 3.5% to 7% on Thursday 1 December. It's the highest rate we've seen on this type of account since 2012. But there are a few catches – here's what you need to know.
Got a Healthy Start card and shop at Sainsbury's? You can get a £2 a week top-up coupon - here's how29 November 2022Over half a million low income families who use an 'NHS Healthy Start' prepaid card will receive a weekly £2 top-up coupon to spend on fruit and veg if they use their card at a Sainsbury's checkout from 12 October until 11 April 2023.
Government announces £1 billion investment in energy efficient home improvements – will you be able to get it?28 November 2022Over 400,000 more homes could get access to energy efficiency improvements, such as loft or wall insulation, after the Government announced plans to expand the existing Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. We've full info on who's eligible, what's available and how to get it.
29 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.
2 November 2022
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