Tesco Bank adds more customers to trial of new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points - and budgeting help
Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
30 September 2021
American Express is shaking up its British Airways Avios credit cards from September - here's what it means for you
Card provider American Express is making a number of changes to its two British Airways rewards credit cards from 1 September. The shake-up will see annual fees hiked for some, while for others the spending threshold to earn a 'free' companion flight is falling - although they will now only be able to use this on economy class tickets. Here's what's happening.
31 August 2021
Warning - if your debit and credit card contact details aren't up to date, online payments could be declined due to new fraud checks
Card users are being urged to ensure their bank or lender has up-to-date contact details for them as providers begin to roll out new measures to verify transactions. If your card provider can't reach you to prove your transaction is legitimate, your payment could be declined. Here's what you need to know.
7 June 2021
Barclaycard unexpectedly cuts credit limits by £1,000s – what to do if you're affected
Barclaycard has slashed many customers' credit card spending limits this week, with one MoneySaver reporting a £16,000 cut
20 April 2021
Mastercard £14bn class action case returns to court next month - what it means for you
A £14 billion landmark class action case against Mastercard, which could see consumers receive hundreds each, is set to return to court next month.
22 February 2021
The FCA’s Chris Woolard: The way forward for buy now pay later (guest comment)
The Financial Conduct Authority's former interim chief executive Christopher Woolard CBE sets out his findings on buy now pay later products, how credit is changing and what needs to happen next.
2 February 2021
Tesco Bank to raise minimum repayments by average £20/month for up to 125,000 customers
Up to 125,000 Tesco Bank credit card customers could see their minimum repayments rise by £20 a month on average from March, in a move the lender says is a bid to combat persistent debt. For many, higher repayments are a good thing, as you clear debt quicker and pay less overall, but it can also hit cashflow and give you less flexibility. Here's what's happening and what to do if you're struggling
29 January 2021
Barclaycard increases minimum credit card repayments as major shake-up kicks in
Some Barclaycard customers could see the minimum monthly payment on their credit card jump sharply – in some cases by more than 50% – as part of a major overhaul that kicks in today. Higher repayments mean you clear debt quicker and pay less interest overall, but it can hit cashflow. Fees for UK cash withdrawals and busting credit limits have also been scrapped, plus a block on gambling introduced
26 January 2021
Barclaycard to hike minimum payments in major credit card shake-up
Barclaycard customers could see the minimum monthly payment on their credit card jump sharply in January – in some cases by up to a third – as part of a major overhaul of its terms which will also see fees for withdrawing cash and busting credit limits scrapped, plus a total block on gambling
25 January 2021
20 October 2021
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25 October 2021The national living wage paid to workers aged 23 and over will rise from £8.91/hr to £9.50/hr from 1 April, the Government has announced. The national minimum wage for workers aged under 23 and apprentices will also rise.
25 October 2021Full-time students studying for an undergraduate degree at a university in England will be charged no more than £9,250/yr in tuition fees in the 2022/23 academic year, the UK Government has confirmed.
25 October 2021If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.
25 October 2021The price of petrol in the UK has hit a record high, peaking at an average of 142.94p a litre on the back of continued oil price rises. Motoring group the RAC says data from Sunday (24 October) shows that average prices are now at their highest level ever recorded, surpassing the previous high of 142.48p a litre notched up in April 2012.
25 October 2021Nine energy suppliers have gone bust in recent weeks, including Igloo, Symbio, Avro and People's Energy, leaving over 1.7 million energy customers needing a new supplier.
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...
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