'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
Revealed: The best time to buy home insurance to save 20%+
Buying your home insurance about three weeks ahead of the start date is likely to get you the cheapest price
7 August 2018
How your email address can affect your insurance premium
Some companies have admitted they may give different quotes on car insurance depending on which email address is used
25 January 2018
Price comparison site investigated over home insurance costs
A price comparison site is being investigated over a potential breach of competition law
26 September 2017
'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
Motorists paying £8 billion a year to park
Parking prices rose 12.5% last year, with high charges deterring shoppers from visiting town centres, a new survey says
6 September 2012
'Smart Meter' energy roll-out plans unveiled
2 December 2009
Tesco offers 50% off home insurance
24 October 2007
8 December 2021
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8 December 2021Zopa has this week closed all of its 60,000 existing investor accounts. If you're an investor, you'll be able to access your money by 31 January 2022 at the latest. If you're a borrower, nothing is changing and you should carry on with your repayments as normal.
7 December 2021The financial watchdog has proposed sweeping changes that would mean financial service providers give consumers better protection while preventing them from harm before it even happens.
7 December 2021Even if your car and home insurance is not up for renewal, everyone should get quotes now because in a month new rules may mean costs will spike.
6 December 2021If you are eligible, the money should be paid automatically but you can claim if you think you've wrongly missed out.
6 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances