Lowcostholidays refunds - you'll get little from administrator but many trying other routes are having success
10,000s of holidaymakers have registered as creditors but will probably need to try a different reclaim method
16 September 2016
'You're fobbing us off' – Barclays customers complain over Lowcostholidays reclaim service
Hundreds who lost money have reclaimed from their card providers – but some Barclays customers say they're still waiting
30 August 2016
Lowcostholidays couple's £1,400 reclaim success thanks to MSE – could you get your money back too?
A couple hit by the collapse of Lowcostholidays went to Greece following a £1,400 refund gained from using our guide
26 July 2016
BHS holding 'closing sales' as it shuts up shop – what it means for you
BHS will be holding ‘closing sales’ over the coming weeks after it was confirmed the company is going into liquidation
2 June 2016
Ovivo customers will not receive refunds as liquidator concludes final report
Customers left out of pocket after mobile phone company Ovivo shut up shop two years ago will not be getting their money
5 May 2016
Got an Austin Reed gift card? Use it ASAP now the firm's in administration
Austin Reed gift-card holders should redeem their coupons as soon as possible after the retailer entered administration
28 April 2016
BHS to file for administration: what it means for you
British shopping institution and high street retail giant BHS is to call in administrators today
25 April 2016
Brantano goes into administration: what it means for you
Discount shoe retailer Brantano has called in administrators – we explain what it means for you
22 January 2016
Beat huge insurance admin fees for simple changes
Changing a name, address or job title, or cancelling an insurance policy completely, could result in costly admin fees
21 May 2015
Bank Fashion in administration, but stores remain open: what it means for you
Bank Fashion has gone into administration but stores are open as usual as it seeks a potential buyer
6 January 2015
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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
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