MoneySavingExpert News

October

Virgin Media cuts price of broadband for households on benefits – check if you can get it and how it compares

Virgin Media has cut the cost of its 'Essential' broadband tariff for households on universal credit, from £15 a month to £12.50 a month – making it the cheapest social tariff on the market.

10 November 2022

Law firm April King introduces surprise fee to store thousands of wills - we explain your rights, plus free or cheap alternatives

Thousands of people whose wills were written and held by law firm April King Legal have been told they'll now have to pay for the privilege. How much you'll be charged depends on the option you pick, but it could be as much as £72 a year or a one-off £125 upon death.

27 October 2022

Apple TV+ hiked from £4.99 a month to £6.99 – here's all you need to know

If you're an Apple TV customer your next monthly bill will rise from £4.99 to £6.99 after the company said it is raising prices due to increasing licensing costs. But remember you can leave penalty free or, if you're an avid Apple user and have other subscriptions, such as Apple Music, it might be worth considering Apple One.

26 October 2022

Martin Lewis: Aged 45 to 70? Check if you can turn £800 into £5,500 by paying to boost your state pension

Aged between 45 and 70 years-old? You could be missing years off your state pension worth £1,000s, so check NOW. That's the warning from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis in the second episode of the latest series of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

26 October 2022

New greener petrol to be introduced in Northern Ireland by 1 November – but not all vehicles are compatible and it could push up costs

E10 petrol is being rolled out across forecourts in Northern Ireland by Tuesday 1 November, following its introduction across England, Scotland and Wales last year. Here's what it means for motorists.

26 October 2022

Warning: Filing a paper self-assessment tax return? You must act NOW to avoid a £100 fine

If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away, on 31 October. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.

25 October 2022

State pensions could rise 10.1% from April as Prime Minister 'committed' to the triple lock - though no certainty over benefits rise

Millions claiming the state pension or benefits could receive a 10.1% increase in payments from April next year. However, the Government has yet to confirm whether this will be the case or whether pension and benefit payments will rise by a different amount.

25 October 2022

McDonalds to scrap 'free' coffee stamp loyalty scheme from 31 October and you'll now have to spend more to get a 'free' hot drink

McDonald's fans will no longer be able to collect ‘free’ coffee stamps from 31 October after the fast food giant said it was scrapping the scheme. Plus, if you want a 'free' coffee from 1 November you'll now need to pay more.

24 October 2022

HSBC current account customer? You can now get 3% ‘easy-access’ on your savings – though you can earn more elsewhere

HSBC has upped the rate of its Online Bonus easy-access savings account to 3%, beating the top market rates. You'll need to have (or get) an HSBC current or savings account to get it, however, and the rate is significantly dented if you withdraw money.

24 October 2022

Tesco hikes the price of a meal deal for the second time this year but Clubcard members can still get it for less - here's all you need to know

Tesco is increasing the cost of its popular meal deal from £3.50 to £3.90 for non-Clubcard members and from £3 to £3.40 for Clubcard holders. Here's what's happening and how you can sign up for a loyalty card.

21 October 2022