'I put the wrong date when getting a comparison quote... and my EXISTING insurer hiked my premium'
Here's why you should NEVER guestimate when comparing insurance quotes, even if you're just checking prices
17 August 2018
'We challenged our car insurer mid-policy - it was £40/month, now £16'
Warning: It's predicted car insurance prices are about to spiral up 10%. Urgently check if you can lock in cheaply
3 June 2015
Beat huge insurance admin fees for simple changes
Changing a name, address or job title, or cancelling an insurance policy completely, could result in costly admin fees
21 May 2015
Cancelled Direct Line car insurance? You could be due a refund
Past and present Direct Line customers who've cancelled car insurance mid-term could be in line for a refund
3 February 2014
Car insurance premiums too high, competition watchdog says
Car insurance premiums are too high and should be cut through a number of 'far-reaching reforms', the CC says
17 December 2013
Firms charge existing customers, but not new customers, to call
Many banks, insurers and energy companies operate a two-tier telephone system, penalising loyal customers
21 June 2012
Third party car insurance could soon be dead
Motoring giant the AA thinks third party car insurance could be a thing of the past by the middle of the decade
15 April 2011
How to fight rising insurance admin fees
28 September 2010
BAA workers vote to strike, which could shut six UK airports
12 August 2010
Volcanic ash: most insurers will NOT pay out
21 May 2010
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
Urgent. Shift debt to 27mths 0%
Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
Beware Klarna's new 'pay now' service
You may lose vital protections
17 Netflix hacks
Watch Squid Games etc for less
Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
Ciate £148 of nail polish for £35
Via Advent calendar code
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23 October 2021The Government has announced a £65million package for local councils to help private tenants who are struggling with rent arrears due to the pandemic. Renters will be encouraged to contact their local councils to see if they are eligible.
Sainsbury's new Nectar offer 'discriminates against the elderly and the vulnerable', says 75-year-old shopper22 October 2021A Nectar card holder MSE reader was left disappointed to see that Sainsbury's latest feature to get discounts using the SmartShop app was not available to those who can only shop online or through Click & Collect. He felt this discriminated against those customers, particularly ones who cannot shop in store for health reasons.
Fully vaccinated travellers to England and Wales can save £20 using day two lateral flows tests that will shortly replace PCR tests22 October 2021The Government has today released its approved list of private testing providers that will offer day two lateral flow tests for fully vaccinated travellers to England and Wales. Travellers will be able to save £20 using lateral flow tests compared to pricier PCRs.
22 October 2021MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has reaffirmed his message to consumers to sit tight and avoid switching to a new fixed-price energy deal as more gas and electricity providers go bust. On his weekly The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV he warned people to "do nothing".
22 October 2021The Treasury has launched a new Green Savings Bond that will be welcome news for those wanting to support green projects but the bond only pays interest of 0.65% a year, which is far below the top-paying three-year fixed savings deals. MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has branded the rate "pants".
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...
12 October 2021
7 October 2021
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