Payday lender Sunny goes into administration
Payday loan provider Sunny has collapsed into administration and will no longer be offering new loans
29 June 2020
London Capital & Finance investors to start getting decisions on compensation claims this month
Investors who lost £1,000s with the collapsed bond firm London Capital & Finance (LCF) will start hearing whether they're eligible for compensation for claims related to misleading advice later this month
5 May 2020
Debenhams goes into administration – what it means for online orders, returns and gift cards
Department store chain Debenhams has fallen into administration – though the company says it aims to "reopen and trade as many stores as possible" once restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic are lifted
9 April 2020
Flybe collapses into administration and cancels all flights
UK airline Flybe has collapsed into administration and all its flights have been cancelled
10 March 2020
Mis-sold Wonga customers to get 4.3% of compensation claims
Those who were mis-sold payday loans from Wonga before it collapsed will receive just 4.3% of the compensation they're owed, according to the firm's administrators
30 January 2020
Holiday firms Late Rooms and Super Break stop trading
The parent company of travel firms Late Rooms and Super Break has gone into administration - if you've booked a trip or you're on holiday at the moment, here's what you need to know
2 August 2019
Warning over aggressive debt collections after energy firm failures
Tens of thousands of energy customers lost vital protection from aggressive debt collection following the collapse of 11 firms, which also left a potential bill of £172 million across the industry, according to Citizens Advice
21 June 2019
Fashion chain Select falls into administration
Women's fashion chain Select has gone into administration
10 May 2019
Debenhams falls into administration – your rights
Debenhams has fallen into administration, and its lenders have taken control of the company
26 April 2019
Extra Energy customers still waiting for credit refunds five months after it stopped trading
Former Extra Energy customers are still waiting for their bill credit to be refunded almost five months after the firm stopped trading - and there's no set date for when they'll receive their refunds
17 April 2019
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances