Rewards shake-up for John Lewis and Waitrose Partnership credit card
John Lewis and Waitrose are changing the rewards you can earn on their Partnership credit card from September, increasing what you can earn for spending with the two stores but slashing what you get for spending elsewhere
17 July 2020
Further help on overdrafts, loans and credit cards confirmed for those hit by coronavirus
The financial regulator has confirmed it will order lenders to take further steps to help customers hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic, including asking them to extend the deadline by which customers have to ask for interest-free overdrafts of up to £500 or payment holidays on credit and store cards, loans and catalogue debt
1 July 2020
Pockit, FairFX and other prepaid cards begin to work again after Wirecard restrictions lifted
Customers of Pockit, Anna Money, FairFX and more should now, or very shortly, be able to use their cards as usual, after the financial regulator lifted restrictions on Wirecard
30 June 2020
Martin Lewis: 'Signs that Pockit, Anna Money, Fair FX and other Wirecard accounts may be unlocked this week'
Thousands of prepaid card users have been left unable to access their own cash after the Financial Conduct Authority today ordered Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd to suspend its operations in the UK and freeze customer funds, after a major accounting scandal at its German parent company.
29 June 2020
MBNA credit card customers wrongly chased for 'overdue' bills after agreeing payment holidays
MBNA credit card customers who agreed a payment holiday because they are struggling due to coronavirus have been mistakenly sent text messages chasing 'overdue' payment. If you're received one of these texts you can safely ignore it – so long as you're sure your payment holiday has been confirmed
23 April 2020
Regulator warns lenders against suspending credit cards for all those in persistent debt
The financial regulator has written to credit card firms telling them to review how they treat customers in 'persistent debt'
3 February 2020
Gambling on credit cards to be banned from April
Gambling businesses will be banned from allowing consumers in England, Scotland and Wales to use credit cards to gamble from April
14 January 2020
Warning. Tandem to end fee-free cashback credit card in March – should you pay £6/month to keep it?
Challenger bank Tandem has announced it is to start charging for its popular cashback credit card, with existing customers unable to use their cards from 9 March unless they pay a £5.99/mth membership fee
8 January 2020
Curve 'all-in-one' debit card to charge 1.5% fee for HMRC payments
Curve is to close a loophole which essentially allowed customers to make payments to HMRC using a personal credit card
26 November 2019
Lloyds Trustcard customers only have weeks to spend their points ahead of reward shake-up
Lloyds is revamping its legacy Trustcard credit card reward scheme, meaning customers will earn cashback rather than points – but some will have just weeks to redeem hundreds of pounds of points to avoid losing them
31 October 2019
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27 September 2021Martin Lewis has AGAIN warned the Government against possible retrospective changes to the terms and conditions of existing student loan contracts. In a new video, the MoneySavingExpert.com founder responds to reports of a possible shake-up to student loans, which could see the earnings threshold you start repaying at cut, costing many £400/yr more.
27 September 2021Energy suppliers Avro Energy and Green have become the latest firms to cease trading, affecting more than 800,000 households. If you're with either firm, your energy supply will continue and credit balances are protected. But DON'T switch now – sit tight and wait until your new supplier has contacted you.
British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power open Warm Home Discount schemes for this winter - how to apply and get £140 off your energy bill27 September 2021Households on a low income and in receipt of certain benefits may be able to get £140 off their energy bill this winter under the Warm Home Discount scheme. It comes as major suppliers, including British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power, have reopened their schemes for 2021/22.
27 September 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
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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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