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Chancellor to ask regulator to investigate credit card and loan APRs after MSE and Martin Lewis campaign

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has backed calls from MoneySavingExpert.com and founder Martin Lewis to make credit card and loan rates fairer and overhaul the rules so that more people get the rate that is advertised rather than being charged a much higher cost of borrowing.

4 April 2022

Scam ads to be included in the Online Safety Bill after calls from campaigners including Martin Lewis and MoneySavingExpert

Scam ads are to be included in the Government's Online Safety Bill, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced.

8 March 2022

Martin Lewis, Sir Richard Branson, Deborah Meaden and other public figures issue plea to the PM to put scam ads in the Online Safety Bill

Fourteen trusted household names, public figures and celebrities have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for paid-for scam advertising to urgently be included in the upcoming Online Safety Bill.

16 November 2021

Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert and Which? urge minister to share 'legal advice' preventing Government from including scam ads in the Online Safety Bill

Martin Lewis, Which?, MoneySavingExpert (MSE) and, the Money & Mental Health Policy Institute have today written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), calling on her to share 'legal advice' she says is blocking harmful paid-for scam advertising from being included in the upcoming Online Safety Bill.

10 November 2021

The Government will at last tell students in England about the university ‘parental contribution’ following an MSE campaign

The universities minister for England has agreed to MoneySavingExpert.com founder, Martin Lewis’s, call to be upfront with students that their living loans are reduced – often by £1,000s – due to family income, and parents may need to fill the gap.

8 November 2021

Buy now, pay later users may be able to take complaints to the Financial Ombudsman under new Government plans

Shoppers using buy now, pay later (BNPL) services may be able to take complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service in future, as well as claim refunds using Section 75 protection, under new Government proposals.

21 October 2021

Martin Lewis: Enough is enough – the Government must include protection against scam ads in its Online Safety Bill

The MoneySavingExpert and Money and Mental Health Policy Institute founder warned during an evidence session that some take their own lives after being scammed and more needs to be done to protect them.

18 October 2021

Mortgage prisoner review launched amid concerns even MORE homeowners could be trapped on expensive rates

More homeowners than previously thought could be trapped on expensive mortgage rates and unable to switch, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted.

26 July 2021

Eight-week ombudsman referral wait could be halved under new Government plans - something MSE has long campaigned for

An eight-week wait to refer complaints to ombudsmen and alternative dispute resolution schemes could be halved under new Government proposals. The outdated rule is something MoneySavingExpert.com has campaigned to reduce since 2017.

20 July 2021

Give all primary school children a financial education, MPs urge

All children across the UK should be taught basic money skills in primary school by 2030, a cross-party group of MPs have said in a new report published today.

7 July 2021