NatWest and RBS to cancel 1,000s of PPI policies – check if you need yours
NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank will cancel thousands of customers' PPI policies from 11.59pm on 29 December – if you need a policy, you'll have to find another provider.
10 October 2019
Almost 80% of retail sales paid for by card
Shoppers paid for almost £300 billion of purchases on their credit and debit cards last year, according to data from the British Retail Consortium, while just £78 billion of purchases were paid for in cash
19 September 2019
Barclaycard cans free overseas spending on top-pick Platinum Cashback Plus card
Customers who apply for the Barclaycard Platinum Cashback Plus card from today will pay a fee every time they buy something or withdraw cash overseas – but if you've already got the card you'll continue to be able to use it for free abroad
27 June 2019
Barclaycard customers sent credit cards which don't work
Barclaycard customers have been left in the lurch after the firm sent out a malfunctioning batch of credit cards, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
30 May 2019
Amazon slashes credit card rewards bonuses
Amazon has cut the points its Platinum Mastercard offers for non-Amazon purchases – you'll now get just 0.5 points for every £2 you spend at other retailers, which is half as many as before
2 May 2019
Appeal court revives £14 billion Mastercard class action
A lawsuit against Mastercard - which aims to see 46 million consumers each receive £100s in compensation - has been revived after a court granted permission to appeal a decision to dismiss the case
16 April 2019
Got a prepaid Mastercard? You won't be offered rip-off currency conversions from this week
We've long warned travellers to pay in the local currency rather than pounds to avoid hideous exchange rates - and from Friday, if you've a Mastercard prepaid card you won't be offered transactions in pounds at all
8 April 2019
Saga gives Platinum cardholders last-minute lifeline on outstanding balances
Over-50s financial provider Saga is to throw a last-minute lifeline to Platinum credit cardholders who've yet to settle outstanding balances ahead of the card's closure next week, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal - after leaving customers in limbo for two months
20 March 2019
Contactless card security flaw largely fixed, in win for MSE's two-year campaign
The financial regulator has said that "almost all" contactless transactions from the two biggest card schemes are now processed 'online' in order to combat a security flaw which meant crooks could use cards months after they'd been cancelled
29 January 2019
Guest comment: How the financial regulator's tackled contactless card fraud
The FCA’s Christopher Woolard gives an update on the regulator’s work to protect consumers from contactless card fraud - and what you can do if you think you’ve been targeted
29 January 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.
27 September 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
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...
16 August 2021
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