Five major airlines 'wrongly denied' flight delay payouts to passengers
The UK aviation regulator is taking action against five major airlines it says have been failing to pay compensation
22 February 2017
Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery parent firm goes bust – all future cruises cancelled
All Leisure Holidays Ltd has ceased trading today, affecting over 13,000 customers
4 January 2017
Monarch worries? Your rights if the worst happens
Social media has been rife with rumours about the airline Monarch's financial health - your rights explained
27 September 2016
BA technical glitch leads to lengthy flight delays – claim £100s in compo for free
If you've been affected by today's BA IT glitch, which sparked lengthy delays, you may be able to claim £100s in compo
6 September 2016
20 airlines now signed up to ombudsman-style schemes for flight delays
Those denied compensation for flight delays are now more likely to be able to appeal to an ombudsman-style scheme
11 August 2016
Airlines' extra fees on regulator's radar – how you can swerve these charges
The practice of airlines charging extra fees will be reviewed by the regulator to see if they're unfair on passengers
20 June 2016
Ryanair passengers to be able to complain to Ombudsman Services
Passengers flying with Ryanair will soon be able to get a legally binding decision on flight delay gripes
23 November 2015
Airline passengers to get ombudsman, but they may have to wait till spring to use it
Ombudsman Services has been approved to take on complaints about airlines and to deliver legally binding decisions
1 October 2015
Ryanair faces legal action for wrongly rejecting flight delay claims
The CAA says Ryanair has been wrongly rejecting flight delay and cancellation compensation claims
18 September 2015
Jet2 or Wizz Air passenger? Resubmit flight delay claim after regulator intervention
The regulator says the airlines have promised to improve how they deal with complaints
19 August 2015
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update 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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances