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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Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
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Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and more
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