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More than seven million people now struggling to pay their bills - here's the help you can get if you're facing financial difficulty

Almost eight million people in the UK are currently struggling to pay their bills, according to the financial regulator. If you are facing financial difficulty, we explain how to check if you're eligible for support and how to try and cut costs and save on essential bills.

21 October 2022

Martin Lewis: Warning - fix your mortgage if you want certainty but you could end up paying more than you need to

Planning to fix your mortgage? You might want to wait a little while longer before doing so as you could end up paying more than you need to. That's the warning founder Martin Lewis gave in the opening episode of the new series of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

20 October 2022

What's happening to mortgage rates following the mini-budget reversal – MSE's analysis

Interest rates on mortgages could start falling in the next few weeks, following the Government's reversal of its mini-budget which has helped calm the financial markets.

18 October 2022

TalkTalk is hiking the price of its TV service to £5 a month - but you can cancel penalty-free if you're not happy

TalkTalk is hiking the price of its TV service from £4 to £5 a month for all new and existing customers from 1 November 2022. But it's an optional add-on, so you can cancel at any time penalty-free. Here's what you need to know.

18 October 2022

Smart prepay energy user? MSE is urging firms to let you use Government payments on gas AND electricity – here's what each firm is doing is calling on energy firms to make it possible for prepay customers with smart meters to use their £400 energy support payments on both electricity AND gas, as it's the gas meter that's crucial for many people's heating this winter.

18 October 2022

The energy price guarantee is now set to end in April next year – here's what the change means for your bills

The energy price guarantee, which was introduced on 1 October to protect households from a hideous 80% increase in energy bills, will now only last until April 2023, rather than for the next two years as originally planned.

18 October 2022

Chancellor's emergency fiscal budget – Jeremy Hunt scales back energy support and reverses tax reforms: Here's what you need to know

New Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has reversed a host of tax reforms and drastically scaled back energy help previously announced in September's mini-budget.

18 October 2022

Waitrose brings back 'free' coffee for myWaitrose members - but you'll need to bring your own cup to avoid a £4 charge

If you're a 'myWaitrose' loyalty scheme member you'll soon be able to get a 'free' coffee when you make a purchase in store as the supermarket has announced it will bring back the popular deal.

17 October 2022

Chase boosts interest rate on easy-access saver to 2.1% – but you can get higher rates elsewhere

New and existing savers will automatically get the new rate from Monday 24 October – but you can get higher easy-access rates elsewhere.

17 October 2022

NatWest to shut another 43 branches – here's the full list, plus alternatives

NatWest Banking Group has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 43 more NatWest-branded outlets set to shut between January and March next year. The move is on top of the announced closure of 32 branches earlier this year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

14 October 2022