'I put the wrong date when getting a comparison quote... and my EXISTING insurer hiked my premium'
Here's why you should NEVER guestimate when comparing insurance quotes, even if you're just checking prices
17 August 2018
Revealed: The best time to buy home insurance to save 20%+
Buying your home insurance about three weeks ahead of the start date is likely to get you the cheapest price
7 August 2018
Admiral double-charges 100s of insurance customers
Insurance firm Admiral has apologised after hundreds of its customers had their direct debit payment doubled in February
27 March 2018
Admiral rapped by regulator over inaccurate auto-renewal letters
Customers given inaccurate auto-renewal letters by Admiral insurance will be able to cancel policies without penalty
16 June 2017
Admiral auto-renewal letters over-stated how much customers paid
Admiral has sent auto-renewal letters showing 'last year's premium' as the amount quoted, instead of that actually paid.
19 May 2017
Facebook blocks plan to discount car insurance based on social media posts
Facebook has put the brakes on Admiral's discounted quotes to first-time drivers based on social media posts
2 November 2016
'We challenged our car insurer mid-policy - it was £40/month, now £16'
Warning: It's predicted car insurance prices are about to spiral up 10%. Urgently check if you can lock in cheaply
3 June 2015
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
Got Xmas gifts or sales bargains recently? Make sure your insurance covers them
Don't get caught out by home insurance ts&cs - check pricey Christmas gifts and sales purchases are definitely covered
14 January 2014
The AA is the easiest company to haggle with
AA, Sky and Virgin Media head the list of companies where hagglers reveal success rates of 70% and better
15 April 2013
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26 May 2022A new package of measures to help support households through the current cost of living crisis has been revealed by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak today (26 May).
Morrisons becomes the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year - here's how it compares24 May 2022Morrisons has increased the cost of its meal deal by 50p from £3 to £3.50, making it the fourth major retailer to up prices this year. Here's how it compares.
24 May 2022NS&I will increase its Premium Bond prize fund rate, which is equivalent to a yearly interest rate, from 1% to 1.4% from 1 June. The odds of each £1 Premium Bond number winning a prize will also increase from 34,500 to one to 24,500 to one.
24 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
Mis-sold an Amigo loan? Redress could soon be on its way after High Court approves complaints scheme23 May 2022A compensation plan put forward by Amigo Loans to return at least £112 million to borrowers it wrongly mis-sold high-interest loans to has today (23 May) been approved by the High Court. The move is a significant win for borrowers and follows a previous proposal that was rejected by the Court.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
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