Clampdown on 'misleading' broadband ads as new rules come into force
Telecoms firms can no longer separate the cost of broadband and line rental from today
31 October 2016
'Misleading' Walkers crisps competition banned
The advertising watchdog has banned an ad for a Walkers crisps competition after more than 100 complaints
17 August 2016
'Misleading' Nurofen TV advert banned
A Nurofen advert that claimed a product could specifically target joint and back pain has been banned from TV screens
29 June 2016
Revealed: Huge price differences between branded and own-brand medicines and generic equivalents
Some branded over-the-counter medicines can cost up to eight times as much as generic equivalents – and even 'own brand'
29 June 2016
Clampdown on 'misleading' broadband ads which don't factor in line rental costs
Broadband ads are to become clearer under tighter rules to stop companies 'confusing and misleading' customers
21 January 2016
Amazon Prime 'free trial' ad banned
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4 March 2015
Guest Comment: How to tell whether a brand promotion is a glitch or gaffe
Jeremy Stern, managing director of PromoVeritas, makes sure brands like Cadbury and Pringles run their promotions fairly
22 December 2014
Guest Comment: More needs to be done to stamp out copycat websites
Chris Evans MP tells MoneySavingExpert.com what he believes needs to be done to protect people from copycat websites
28 October 2014
Speedy Cash 'photos with Santa' flyer branded 'irresponsible' by watchdog
The ASA has told payday lender Speedy Cash not to target ads for its in-store events at families with children
28 May 2014
Ticket resale websites need regulating, MPs say
Second-hand ticket sales should be regulated so buyers know who they are purchasing from, a group of MPs say
25 April 2014
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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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.
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