Loan shark cartoons to teach kids about debt dangers
School children in England, are being encouraged to be taught about the dangers of using loan sharks
3 March 2014
Payday loan firms face legal crackdown from April
Payday lenders will have to ensure customers can afford loans and face having misleading ads banned under new FCA rules
28 February 2014
Yorkshire Building Society pays £8.4m in refunds after mortgage blunder
Yorkshire Building Society has admitted wrongly charging mortgage customers who had fallen behind with repayments
17 February 2014
Aqua axes 3% cashback credit card – should you ditch and switch?
Aqua is slashing the amount you can earn in cashback on its credit card from 3% to 0.5% in January
15 November 2013
Payday lenders slammed at Select Committee
Martin joined other consumer groups, regulators and payday loan firms at a Select Committee hearing into the industry
5 November 2013
Payday loan ads should be banned from kids' TV, MoneySavingExpert.com says
One in three parents say their children have repeated payday loan ads' slogans, says MoneySavingExpert.com
5 November 2013
HSBC's PPI mis-selling bill hits £1.8 billion
HSBC is the latest bank to set aside extra cash to compensate victims of the PPI mis-selling scandal
4 November 2013
RBS and NatWest PPI mis-selling bill hits £2.6 billion
RBS has added a further £250 million to it's PPI pot, taking its total provision to £2.6 billion
1 November 2013
Lloyds' PPI mis-selling bill soars to £8 billion
Lloyds Banking Group fell back into the red as provision for the PPI mis-selling scandal soared to more than £8 billion
29 October 2013
Peer-to-peer savers should be better protected, watchdog says
The FCA has today outlined further regulation to protect consumers investing via peer-to-peer lending sites
24 October 2013
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Waitrose shakes up loyalty card terms to prevent shoppers stacking two newspaper offers together to get bigger discounts21 June 2021Waitrose has shaken up its terms and conditions to prevent shoppers with a daily, weekly or weekend newspaper subscription from using their MyWaitrose card in the same transaction. It means shoppers can no longer stack the two schemes together to get a bigger discount on their shop.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home, Sainsbury's and Wilko branded cat food recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease21 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
21 June 2021Many are worried about the UK impact of the coronavirus on their ability to pay bills and even stay in their home. This guide tells you what help's out there if you can't pay bills or pay loans or credit cards back.
18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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