Warning issued to motorists over copycat DVLA websites that charge a premium for services
Motorists have been warned by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to avoid copycat websites that charge a premium for services you can get for free or at a much lower cost via official Government websites. Here's what to look out for and what to do if you've paid over the odds.
30 June 2021
Clampdown on car finance commission 'to save drivers £165m'
Motorists are predicted to save around £165 million a year under new proposals from the financial regulator to ban dealers from taking commission linked to the interest rate on car financing
15 October 2019
Morrisons starts charging for air at petrol stations
Morrisons has scrapped a scheme which offered customers free air for their tyres when they spent £15 or more on fuel
10 July 2019
Car tax is going up for most – what will you pay?
Owners of all but the most carbon-efficient cars will pay more road tax this year, with inflation-linked rises kicking in from Mon 1 Apr
2 April 2019
Motorists overcharged by £1,000+ for car finance loans
Some car finance customers are paying more than £1,000 extra in interest charges due to certain commission incentives, the Financial Conduct Authority has said
4 March 2019
Driving to Europe after Brexit? Here's when you'll need to ask your insurer for a green card
Some major insurers have told MoneySavingExpert they've started issuing 'green cards' to motorists who want to drive in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit - but one big name isn't yet providing them. Here's how to apply and how long each insurer will take to send them
13 February 2019
Pothole damage payouts double after harsh winter
The number of successful pothole claims following incidents on motorways or major A roads more than doubled in the last financial year, according to new figures from Highways England.
22 November 2018
Affected by the VW emissions issue? The deadline to join a lawsuit is approaching
Drivers who bought Volkswagen cars which produced more pollution than advertised could potentially claim £1,000s in compensation by joining a 'class action' (should it win) – but you'll need to be quick as the deadline for joining a claims group is in a matter of days
16 October 2018
Private parking firms could hand out 6.5 million tickets this year
Almost six and a half million private parking tickets could be handed to UK drivers this financial year
20 August 2018
Learners waste £100,000s a year on driving tests they instantly fail
Learners are failing their driving test for reasons such as forgetting L plates or their not being up to scratch
16 July 2018
28 July 2021
First Direct's £100 bank switch bribe - go quick
Ends 9am Wed
New. Broadband price war
Incl cheapest deal in 18mths - '£13/mth'
Travel insurance from £9/week
Incl some Covid cover
New. Help if you're 'pinged' or told to isolate
Martin's video explainer
Slash PCR travel test costs to £40
Avoid £100+ fees
'I reclaimed £3,500 in packaged bank fees'
'...going back to 1990'
15 summer cinema savers
Incl £2.50 entry & free O2 Monday tickets
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Card providers to 'reserve' up to £100 when you pay at supermarket fuel pumps - here's what's happening27 July 2021Motorists paying for fuel at automated supermarket pumps across the UK now face having up to £100 on their debit or credit card temporarily "reserved" while they fill up to make sure they can afford the fuel in advance. Here's what's happening and what it means for you.
27 July 2021Virgin Mobile is to close down its pay-as-you go (PAYG) services from January 2022 in a move that impacts 123,000 customers. Here's what it means for your plan, mobile number, and unused credit.
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Mortgage prisoner review launched amid concerns even MORE homeowners could be trapped on expensive rates26 July 2021More homeowners than previously thought could be trapped on expensive mortgage rates and unable to switch, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted.
Plans for bailiffs to be self-regulated revealed but Martin Lewis warns compulsory regulation that all firms must follow is needed26 July 2021Plans for bailiffs in England and Wales to be self-regulated have been put forward by the Centre for Social Justice in a bid to better protect people in debt. But Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, warns that the industry-funded body doesn't go far enough, saying that every bailiff firm needs to be "tightly and independently" regulated.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
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