Don't fall for high-data deals – most users need less than 3GB a month
Over two-thirds of mobile phone customers use less than 3GB of data a month, a poll of MoneySavingExpert.com users has revealed – as new analysis from Citizens Advice warns £800 million is wasted each year on unused data
31 January 2019
Charities call for action against rule-breaking bailiffs
A third of people contacted by bailiffs experience rule-breaking behaviour, including threats and forced entry, according to Citizens Advice and debt charity StepChange
13 November 2018
Millions pay up to £38/mth for a phone they already own
Four million mobile phone users have been stung paying up to £38 a month extra for a handset they've ALREADY paid for, according to new analysis published today.
19 September 2018
Watchdog extends new customer ban on troubled energy supplier Iresa
Small energy supplier Iresa is still banned from taking on new customers after it failed to make enough improvements
27 June 2018
140,000 prepayment customers couldn't afford to heat their homes
One hundred and forty thousand households have been left without gas or electricity
20 April 2018
Mobile users face paying up to £46/mth extra for a phone they already own
Customers face paying up to £46 a month extra for a phone they already own, if they don't swap mobile phone contracts
20 October 2017
Broadband customers pay £113 annual 'loyalty penalty' for sticking with provider
Research by Citizens Advice has found that monthly broadband bills jump by 43% on average when introductory deals end
11 April 2017
Brexit letter to PM: Consumers must be protected, say MSE, Which? and Citizens Advice
The Prime Minister has been urged not to let consumer rights 'fall by the wayside' during negotiations
28 March 2017
Charges for unpaid council tax 'push people further into debt'
Councils are too quick to call in bailiffs, use court orders and demand upfront payments, says Citizens Advice
8 July 2016
Fraudsters conning investors out of £20k – what you should be looking out for
Victims of fraud are losing an average of £20,000 after falling prey to 'investment' scams
1 July 2016
8 travel-money must-knows
Don't overpay to pay (ole!)
Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
2for1 theme parks and attractions
Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and more
Read the full email
For all the latest deals, guides and loopholes simply sign up today – it's spam-free!
4 July 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
MSE Exclusive: Households in Great Britain due £150 million in council tax refunds – check NOW to see if you're one of the 862,000 due a payout3 July 2022Households are being urged to check NOW if they are one of the 862,000 due a refund of overpaid council tax, with an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com showing residents in England, Scotland and Wales could claim back a total of just over £150 million.
Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022New and existing customers will now need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data in 49 European countries and destinations.
Struggling with energy bill debt? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you're not a customer1 July 2022The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help people clear debts owed to their energy provider – and you don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
Clever ways to calculate your finances