Biggest savings shake-up for a generation
A step-by-step guide to maximizing every penny's performance following the biggest savings shake-up for a generation
10 February 2016
Sent money to the wrong bank account? Now it should be easier to get it back
People who send money electronically to the wrong bank account will be given more help getting it back
28 January 2016
Warning: Remortgage ASAP or lose chance? Rates at historic lows and changes afoot
Remortgage rates (where you switch mortgage to save) are rock-bottom. Everyone check now of you can save
29 April 2015
Got mortgage problems? Get help early, Ombudsman says
The Financial Ombudsman Service says complaints are up - but too many people are leaving it too late to seek help
14 May 2014
No current account competition probe, OFT says
The Office of Fair Trading tells banks they won't face a competition investigation - for now
15 May 2013
House prices down 1.2% over year, says Halifax
House prices fell to £159,486 in September, representing a 1.2% fall on a year ago and a 0.4% drop month-on-month
4 October 2012
Consumers risk being sold wrong products, says FSA report
Consumers searching for the best deals face a 'major risk' of being sold financial products they do not need
14 March 2012
Santander worst for bank service and First Direct best - again
Santander has been voted the worst bank for customer service while First Direct is top dog, in a poll of MSE users
22 February 2012
Banks shun junior Isa launch
None of the big six banks plan to have a junior Isa in place for the launch date on Tuesday
27 October 2011
Santander still by far the worst bank for customer service
A poll of MoneySavingExpert.com users shows Santander is still bottom for service, with First Direct the best
25 August 2011
18 May 2022
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Martin: 'Aged around 45 to 70?'
'You may be able to turn £800 into £5,500+'
New. Top way to spend abroad
Unbeatable exchange rates and cashback
10% off discount 'best-before' store
Eg, 23p Pepsi , £4,50 for 1kg Lindt
Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
Martin not exactly impressed
Lloyds' free £125 bank bribe
But others pay more
Debt cost-cutting masterclass
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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.
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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.
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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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