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
Tens of thousands of Aviva customers to be refunded up to £100
About 50,000 Aviva customers will be refunded up to £100 each after the insurer admitted they had been overcharged
24 May 2018
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
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
Are you due an Aviva refund? Insurer correcting 'historical errors'
Hundreds of thousands of Aviva life insurance customers could be due a refund
12 February 2014
Car insurance premiums too high, competition watchdog says
Car insurance premiums are too high and should be cut through a number of 'far-reaching reforms', the CC says
17 December 2013
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
Pension firms promise clearer charges
Major pension providers have pledged to disclose charges and costs more clearly and consistently
11 January 2013
Car insurance down but home insurance up, says AA
Car insurance prices fell over the last three months, while home insurance premiums rose, according to the AA
23 October 2012
Over-75s' nest eggs 'shrinking'
The long-term retired are having to 'knock lumps' out of their nest eggs just to get by, a new report has found
11 July 2012
18 May 2022
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Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
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Over 100,000 Vodafone customers unable to redeem Airtime Rewards to put towards their phone bill – here’s what you can do18 May 2022More than 100,000 Vodafone customers have been unable to redeem Airtime Rewards against their mobile phone bill since the start of May due to a technical glitch. The cashback scheme has implemented a temporary fix, which sees cashback paid into your bank account, for now. Here is all you need to know.
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills17 May 2022NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.
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.
3 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.
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.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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