Government announces £1 billion investment in energy efficient home improvements – but do you qualify for them?
Over 400,000 more homes could get access to energy efficiency improvements, such as loft or wall insulation.
8 September 2023
Urgent: On non-smart prepay for energy? You have until 30 June to use or lose your £400 Government help vouchers
Over 1.7 million vouchers (15%) – worth over £110 million in total – have yet to be redeemed, according to the latest official statistics.
26 June 2023
HSBC and First Direct extend £500 interest-free overdraft buffer offer to help with cost of living – here's what you need to know
HSBC and sister bank First Direct are giving current account customers a £500 interest-free overdraft buffer for a year, if they request it. The banks, which are part of the same group, say they hope to support those most in need of help with the rising cost of living.
4 April 2023
Energy prices rose for some in January – and it was worse for those who prepay or pay on receipt of bills
The new level of the energy price guarantee from January has now been confirmed.
3 January 2023
Energy price cap to rise in January – your energy rates could change slightly, but it is largely meaningless for your bill
The energy price cap will rise by 20% in January 2023, regulator Ofgem announced this morning.
3 January 2023
Joules falls into administration - your refund and shopping rights
If you're a Joules shopper, we've rounded-up your refund and shopping rights below as the retailer has officially fallen into administration. Joules has appointed Interpath Advisory to handle the process, though it is continuing to remain open and to trade, albeit on revised terms, while a buyer is sought.
6 December 2022
HSBC to shut 114 branches next year – here's the full list, plus alternatives
HSBC has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 114 more outlets set to shut between April and September next year. Here we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
30 November 2022
Revealed: £80 million of Premium Bond prizes remain unclaimed – here's how to check if you've won
More than two million Premium Bond prizes are sitting unclaimed, according to the latest figures from National Savings and Investments.
29 November 2022
First Direct doubles interest on regular saver to 7% – here's how to get the new rate
First 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.
29 November 2022
Decent vision should not be an 'optional extra' and government help is needed, warn eye care professionals - check if you qualify for support
Millions of people across the UK are struggling to afford eye care due to the cost of living crisis, industry experts have said. They're now urging the Government to increase the amount people can get to cover the cost of glasses and contact lenses.
28 November 2022
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23 September 2023Energy standing charges unfairly penalise households on lower incomes and those looking to cut their usage, a cross-party group of MPs have said in a new report published today.
22 September 2023You should open a fixed savings rate NOW in case rates are cut, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has warned.
21 September 2023E.on Next's 'Pledge' tariff could be an easy way to cut your bills over the next year, according to MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
21 September 2023The NatWest Group will shut at least 143 of its bank branches throughout 2023 and 2024 following its latest announcement.
Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds to close 35 more branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives21 September 2023Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds, which are all part of the Lloyds Banking Group, have announced they'll close at least 35 more branches between them over the next 12 months.
12 September 2023
11 September 2023Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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