MoneySavingExpert News

January

Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8% as BT, Sky, Virgin Media and more confirm spring rises – here's what's happening

If you're a broadband, mobile or pay TV customer, you could soon be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8%. These come on top of hikes of up to 17.3% last year, meaning that someone on a standard two-year contract paying £20 a month at the start of 2023 could soon be paying over £25 a month.

11 March 2024

Barclays to shut at least 99 bank branches in 2024/2025 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Barclays will shut at least another 99 bank branches throughout 2024 and 2025 after announcing 22 more closures. This is in addition to the 177 branches it closed in 2023. We list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

13 February 2024

Millions who bought a car or van on motor finance could be due a payout as major mis-selling investigation launched – what we know

If you bought a car or van on motor finance from the likes of Barclays Partner Finance, Blackhorse and Santander and you think you were overcharged, you could be due a payout as a major mis-selling investigation has been launched.

7 February 2024

English student living loans to rise by 2.5% in September – a real-terms CUT that will leave many struggling, warns Martin Lewis

English student living loans will once again rise by less than the rate of inflation, the Government has announced.

5 February 2024

Self-employed or a high earner? Don't miss the 31 January 2024 self-assessment tax return deadline – or risk a £100 fine and 7.75% interest

If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their online self-assessment tax return or pay the tax due, you've just days left until the deadline. Here's what you need to do to avoid a £100 fine and interest charges of 7.75%.

30 January 2024

Martin Lewis: Are house prices, mortgage rates and rent costs about to rise or fall? Here's what happens next

Are you buying a home, remortgaging or renting, and trying to plan your next steps? MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis explains what could change over the next year in the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

29 January 2024

Co-op axes major loyalty perk for shoppers – here's what you need to know

If you shop at the Co-op you'll no longer be able to earn points on your spending under its loyalty scheme.

24 January 2024

Millions would need to DOUBLE their incomes to escape poverty, warns charity – as Martin Lewis urges policymakers to act

Millions of people would have to double their incomes to escape financial hardship, says anti-poverty charity Joseph Rowntree Foundation in a new report published today.

23 January 2024

NS&I to cut Premium Bond prize rate to 4.4% – are they still worth it?

NS&I will decrease its Premium Bond prize-fund rate to 4.4% from 4.65% for its March 2024 draw and beyond. But this rate was already lagging behind interest rates on standard savings accounts – so are Premium Bonds still worth it?

23 January 2024

Sainsbury's Bank reveals plans to stop offering loans, credit cards, savings accounts and more – what you need to know

Sainsbury's Bank is planning to stop providing banking services including loans, credit cards, savings accounts and more – but it's still very early days and there's NO change for new or existing customers right now.

18 January 2024