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
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£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
Millions of 4G smartphone owners may be due up to £30 payout after claims handset prices were inflated20 May 2022Around 29 million 4G Apple and Samsung smartphone owners in the UK could be entitled to a payout of up to £30 if a collective action case by Which? is successful - although there are no guarantees. It comes after the consumer group claimed inflated manufacturing costs were passed onto consumers
19 May 2022Boots and Co-op are the latest retailers to increase the price of their meal deals. Boots has upped costs from £3.39 to £3.59, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in its London shops, while Co-op's meal deal has jumped from £3.50 to £3.75.
Financial regulator to punish banks and building societies that don't protect people's access to cash19 May 2022Under the new 'Financial Services and Markets Bill' banks and building societies will have to ensure cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available to customers in communities across the UK.
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3 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.
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Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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