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
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Energy bills set to rocket for millions later this year as experts predict £100+/yr price cap rise – check if you can beat hikes by switching11 June 2021Around 11 million households on standard energy tariffs are likely to see huge price rises this winter, with industry experts Cornwall Insight predicting an increase of more than £100/yr to regulator Ofgem's price cap. But many can beat the hikes and save £100s by switching now.
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Thousands of Lifetime ISA bonus payments delayed ahead of stamp duty deadline after HMRC technical error9 June 2021Thousands of Lifetime ISA savers have had their 25% bonus payments delayed by over a week after a HMRC "technical error". It means some first-time buyers looking to purchase a home before the stamp duty holiday ends this month could be left as much as £1,000 out of pocket, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.
Furniture Village customer? Here's the latest on orders and shoppers' details after it was hit by a cyber attack9 June 2021Customers are facing delays as Furniture Village orders have been disrupted after it was hit by a cyber attack. Orders are now being rescheduled but shoppers should consider changing online passwords and remaining alert for suspicious activity as it's unclear if personal information is at risk.
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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