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Articles by Amy Roberts

Want childcare vouchers? Apply NOW to make sure you beat the April deadline

16 February 2018

The Childcare Vouchers scheme is closing to new entrants on 5 April – if you're not already enrolled you need to act NOW

YBS wades in on mortgage price war with lowest rate EVER of 0.89%

21 April 2017

Yorkshire Building Society has taken the lead in the race to offer the lowest mortgage deal

Government refuses to budge on women's state pension changes following second MP debate

3 February 2016

The Government has refused to budge on changes to women's state pension following a second parliamentary debate

Amy Roberts

Senior Money Writer

Amy joined MSE in March 2013 as Money Features Writer. She’s responsible for writing new money guides as well as updating old ones. Previously she worked as a Features Writer at Financial Adviser. Amy was also a Senior Reporter at Post, a magazine for the insurance industry, after qualifying as a journalist in 2009. She's now a Senior Money Writer for MSE.

Having danced since she was three years old, Amy enjoys nothing more than popping along to Pineapple Dance Studios in her spare time to do a class, going back to her home town to watch Norwich play football (hopefully not getting thrashed), or printing off some restaurant vouchers to catch up with friends.

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MPs demand rethink of women's state pension changes

22 January 2016

A parliamentary motion aiming to protect women who will be hit by changes to the state pension is passed by MPs

Women's state pension changes petition smashes 100,000 signatures – and may now get second parliamentary debate

22 January 2016

A petition on women's state pension changes has smashed 100,000 signatures

Sign the petition to get MPs to debate women's state pension changes

15 December 2015

A petition created by Women Against State Pension Inequality has gained more than 55,000 signatures

Reclaim PPI now, or if you've ever been rejected, try again

30 September 2015

Be prepared for news any day that the regulator is sadly putting a time bar on PPI reclaiming - don't delay

New hot bank switching deals - free £150, free £100 + 5%, free £125 + £5/mth 

16 September 2015

The bank account free cash price war just got hotter. Free money and up to 5% interest, better service, 0% overdrafts

Don't bin Sentinel reclaim letters - they could be worth £200+

19 August 2015

Two million people flogged worthless card security insurance from Sentinel should watch for a claim form in the post

Urgent warning: EU remortgage rules could create mortgage prisoners

29 April 2015 explains how new EU rules could affect you if you're looking to remortgage

'Second line of defence' for pension savers to be introduced

28 January 2015

Additional protection for those accessing their pension pot from April is to be introduced, the FCA has announced

Free pension guidance service branded ‘Pension Wise’

12 January 2015

Impartial guidance will be offered over the phone and face-to-face alongside the pension changes due in April

Tax break for some annuity holders: Autumn Statement 2014

3 December 2014

Under 75s who die having started to draw an income from some annuities from April will have cash passed on tax-free

'I got my neighbours a £5,000 rebate on their council tax'

18 November 2014

Retiree Marjorie Cannadine helped four of her neighbours who were on the wrong council tax band each get a £5,000 rebate

Customers being 'ripped off' by banks on Faster Payments limits

10 November 2014

The limit for transferring money by Faster Payments with your bank is £100,000, yet many banks set the limit much lower

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