MoneySavingExpert News

2022

Households to get £400 energy grant in six monthly payments from October, but some will have to act to get it – here are all the details

The Government has announced details of how the Energy Bills Support Scheme will work.

29 July 2022

Further rail strikes planned for 30 July – here are your refund rights

Transport services across the UK are to be disrupted again this month with thousands of rail workers set to walk out on Wednesday 27 July and Saturday 30 July, the main days of disruption.

29 July 2022

Virgin Money increases easy-access savings account rate to a market-leading 1.71%

Virgin Money has increased its M Plus savings account’s interest rate to a table-topping 1.71%, the highest rate for an easy-access account since September 2013. But you can get a better rate if you lock your money away.

28 July 2022

Cladding crisis: Government launches online checker that tells flat-owners if they need to pay to make their building safe

Flat-owners impacted by the cladding crisis are being urged to use a new online tool to check whether or not they are liable for any costs of making their building safe.

28 July 2022

Funeral plan provider Safe Hands has gone into administration – what to do now if you have a prepaid plan with Safe Hands or others

Safe Hands, a prepaid funeral plan provider, has fallen into administration leaving thousands of customers worried about what to do next and concerns growing that other companies will follow suit. Here's what it means for you, as well as information on providers to beware buying plans from presently.

28 July 2022

Thousands of Barclaycard customers left unable to use contactless following a technical glitch - here's what we know

Thousands of Barclaycard customers have been unable to use the contactless option on their cards after a technical glitch cause them to stop working. The issue has been ongoing since March but Barclaycard has told us it hopes to have it fixed within the next few days.

27 July 2022

McDonald's raises the price of cheeseburgers from 99p to £1.19 – here's what you need to know

McDonald's has today raised the price of its iconic cheeseburger by 20p – the first price hike the burger's seen in over 14 years.

27 July 2022

New Consumer Duty rules launched today in a bid to "end rip-off charges and fees" – here's all you need to know

The financial regulator has confirmed its plans for a sweeping regulatory overhaul that will stop financial firms mistreating consumers

27 July 2022

Households urgently need more support from the Government with energy bills, MPs warn

The Government must "immediately" update its energy bills support package to provide additional help that is better targeted towards the most vulnerable, a cross-party group of MPs have said in a new report published today.

26 July 2022

Amazon to hike Prime subscription prices from 15 September – but some can avoid the hike for another year

From 1 September Amazon Prime members will see their bills increase. Pay monthly users will rise by £1/month while those who pay annually will see a £16 increase. But, monthly subscribers could avoid the hike for a year if they switch to an annual subscription by 14 August.

26 July 2022