MoneySavingExpert News

April

Barclaycard's cutting minimum repayments – you could be in debt YEARS longer paying DOUBLE the interest

If you've got debt on a Barclaycard, it's likely the minimum you have to repay each month will be cut from 22 July, as the bank is changing how repayments are set for millions of customers.

15 July 2024

Subway customer? Use or lose your loyalty scheme points TODAY before shake-up – here's what's happening

If you're a Subway Rewards member, you have until 5pm on Tuesday 14 May to spend any points you've built up – or lose them entirely.

14 May 2024

Standing charges, broken smart meters and more – Energy Secretary responds after Martin Lewis raised critical issues

Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho has responded to calls from MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis to address high standing charges, fix broken smart meters and tackle the lack of competition in energy switching.

30 April 2024

Royal Mail waives £5 penalties for some amid crackdown on fake stamps – here's what to watch out for

Royal Mail is temporarily waiving its £5 penalty fee for anyone who receives a letter with a fake stamp on it while it takes fresh action against counterfeits. It's also developing a new tool that will help people to check whether a stamp they've bought is legitimate before using it.

30 April 2024

Nationwide urged to "give members a say" over proposed Virgin Money takeover as thousands sign petition calling for a vote

Over 4,700 people have signed a petition calling on Nationwide – a building society owned by its customers, who are known as members – to let them vote on its decision to buy rival lender Virgin Money.

30 April 2024

Spotify to hike prices by up to £24 a year – here's what's happening

If you've got a Spotify Individual, Duo or Family account you'll see prices rise by up to £2 a month (equivalent to £24 a year) in a month's time, the music streaming service has announced.

30 April 2024

Boosting your state pension should now be quicker and easier for some as new limited online tool launches – here's how it works

A new online service designed to simplify how you check and pay for voluntary national insurance contributions is now available. It should make the state pension boosting process quicker and easier for most people.

29 April 2024

Chase customer? Check if you can get its boosted 5.1% easy-access saver

If you have a Chase current account, you may be able to get a table-topping 5.1% easy-access savings rate to go with it, as the bank has launched a new, temporary bonus offer for some existing customers.

23 April 2024

Got a text, email or letter from the Met Police? Don't ignore it – you may need to act to protect yourself from scams

If you got a text message or email from the Metropolitan Police between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday 17 April – or you get a letter in the next few days – don't ignore it.

18 April 2024

Co-op Bank customer? You could be moved to Coventry Building Society in future – here's what's happening

The building society has today agreed to a potential takeover of the high street bank – though it's still very early days and the deal needs regulatory approval.

18 April 2024