MoneySavingExpert News

April

Barclays to shut at least 196 bank branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Barclays will shut at least 196 of its bank branches throughout 2023 and 2024 – more than a third of its entire UK network – after announcing a further 16 branch closures.

1 December 2023

Easier broadband switching for Virgin Media customers and others delayed – here's what you need to know

Broadband customers switching to or from cable networks including Virgin Media, Hyperoptic and others will still have to contact both their new and existing provider when moving across, as plans to introduce easier 'one touch' switching from April 2023 have been delayed.

14 August 2023

Marcus saver? You can boost your rate to 3.3% with a few clicks – here's how

If you've got a Marcus easy-access savings account or cash ISA, you can boost your interest rate to 3.3% in seconds by activating its new 0.34% bonus.

9 May 2023

Boost energy users left with shock debt to repay after meter error – your rights explained

Some households on a Boost prepayment meter have been hit with unexpected extra charges - totalling hundreds of pounds in some cases - due to billing error which meant they had been paying too little for their energy.

9 May 2023

The people trapped paying 8% interest on their mortgages: 'I lie awake at night and I'm petrified all the time' – MSE speaks to mortgage prisoners

Some have seen up to nine hikes in a single year – but unlike other homeowners, these mortgage prisoners can't move to cheaper rates.

2 May 2023

NHS dental treatment charges in England rise by 8.5% - here's what you need to know

NHS dental treatment costs in England have risen by around 8.5% this week. It means the cost of a routine check-up has increased from £23.80 to £25.80, while more complex treatments, such as crowns, will now cost £306.80 (up from £282.80).

25 April 2023

'My daughter got a £10,000 council tax refund after living with multiple sclerosis for years' – here's how to check if you can do the same

The parents of a multiple sclerosis sufferer have claimed a £10,000 council tax refund on their daughter's behalf after watching MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis talking about the little known discount on TV.

25 April 2023

British Airways extends voucher validity for trips disrupted by Covid-19 until September 2024 - here's what you need to know

British Airways passengers who accepted vouchers for Covid-19 disrupted flights or holidays now have until September 2024 to use them, as the airline has extended their validity again for a further 12 months.

21 April 2023

Have the 'Martin Lewis' scammers finally been uncovered?

An investigation by the BBC appears to have uncovered the people behind a plague of scam adverts featuring MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis, as well as others.

18 April 2023

Prepayment meter installations banned for over-85s and those with chronic illnesses - here's what you need to know

Energy suppliers have been permanently banned from fitting prepayment meters into the homes of over-85s and those with chronic illnesses under a new code of practice.

18 April 2023