MoneySavingExpert News

September

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