Klarna to start charging fees if you miss a payment – here's what you need to know
Buy now, pay later provider Klarna will start charging borrowers who miss repayments fees of up to £5 from next month.
27 February 2023
Buy now, pay later regulation confirmed by Government – but vital protections still won't be in place for months
Draft laws which will bring buy now, pay later services into regulation and give borrowers crucial rights and protections, have been published by the Government.
14 February 2023
Barclaycard launches the market's longest 0% spending card in over two years - here's how it compares
Barclaycard has launched the longest 0% spending credit card we've seen since May 2020, giving some 25 months interest-free spending - though not all will get the headline rate. If you NEED to borrow, 0% spending cards are the cheapest way – here's how it compares.
6 July 2022
Buy now pay later regulation confirmed - but Martin Lewis warns that action is 'far too slow'
Plans on how buy now, pay later services will be regulated have today (20 June) been announced by the Government. But MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis warns that legislation is taking "far too long" to take force with borrowers being left unprotected during the cost of living crisis.
20 June 2022
Financial watchdog tells lenders to treat borrowers better as the cost of living crisis worsens - here's all you need to know
Lenders must make sure they're meeting customers' needs as more people are turning to borrowing as the cost of living rises, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says. The regulator has written to 3,500 lenders to remind them of the standards they should meet.
16 June 2022
Two in five borrow from credit cards, overdrafts or family and friends to pay off buy now, pay later purchases
More than half of 18 to 34-year-olds are borrowing money to help pay off their buy now, pay later debt (BNPL), according to research from charity Citizens Advice. If you're struggling to pay what you owe, we've things to try to see if they help.
8 June 2022
Over 30,000 247MoneyBox borrowers to receive redress for mis-sold loans this week – but they’ll get back less than 10% of what they’re owed
Over 30,000 247MoneyBox borrowers, who were mis-sold payday loans they couldn't afford, are to receive refunds of some of the interest and fees they were charged by this Friday (15 April). But they'll get back less than 10% of what they are owed.
14 April 2022
Bank of England base rate jumps to 0.5% – what the rise means for you
The rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
15 February 2022
Martin's debt costs masterclass: Can't afford to clear your debt? You can't afford not to move it to up to 35mths at 0% saving £1,000s
So as it's January, we're in a cost of living crunch, and New Year debt bills are being received by millions, it's time for my annual interest-cutting masterclass.
18 January 2022
Five major events set to impact your personal finances in 2022 - and what to do about them
From the reintroduction of costly European roaming charges to new rules around car and home insurance - here's a quick breakdown of five key events and changes that are set to impact your finances in early 2022 and, more importantly, what to do about them.
6 January 2022
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Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – but is it worth switching to?24 March 2023Almost every household has been charged the same price for their energy over the last year under the Energy Price Cap (EPC) and the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), with no cheaper fixed deals to switch to. That has now changed, with Ovo launching a one-year fix for existing customers that undercuts the EPG level of £2,500 a year.
BT customers 'forced into overdrafts' after duplicate payment error - here's what you need to know24 March 2023BT customers have complained that they've been forced into overdrafts after payments were wrongly taken twice this month. The telecommunications giant said it will refund any duplicate payments taken automatically.
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax23 March 2023If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
Bank of England increases base rate to 4.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings23 March 2023The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4% to 4.25%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?5 December 2022Update 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...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 November 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.
11 extreme beauty MoneySavers – will you try them?21 March 2023
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