Final PPI reclaim deadline set – don't delay, reclaim NOW to beat the backlog
The regulator has announced a final deadline of 29 August 2019 for consumers to reclaim mis-sold PPI
2 March 2017
1,000s sign petition demanding ban on pensions and investment cold calling
A petition calling for an end to cold callers selling pensions and investments has been backed by Martin Lewis
28 October 2016
Economy Energy probed by Ofgem over selling practices
Regulator steps in amid fears the company's marketing and telesales practices could have broken the rules
22 September 2016
Water customers 'could switch suppliers,' Ofwat proposes
The regulator says opening up the water market to rival companies could help households save money
19 September 2016
Consultation launched on 2018 PPI reclaim deadline
The FCA's published its consultation on plans to bring in a 2018 deadline for PPI claims
26 November 2015
HSBC sets aside an extra £353m to pay for PPI mis-sellling
HSBC has put aside an additional £353m for PPI mis-selling taking its total bill to £2.46 billion
3 November 2014
RBS sets aside an additional £100m to cover PPI mis-selling claims
RBS says the additional £100 million set aside for PPI reflects 'higher than expected reactive complaint volumes'
31 October 2014
Barclays' PPI mis-selling bill climbs to £5.02 billion
Barclays has set aside an extra £170 million to cover PPI mis-selling claims
30 October 2014
British Gas pays out after mis-selling Sainsbury's Energy deals
Over 4,000 British Gas customers have received compensation after British Gas admitted mis-selling energy
4 July 2014
E.on set for £20m payout after massive mis-selling scandal - are you owed money?
Energy giant E.on expects to pay out £20 million to customers after it was found guilty of serious mis-selling
16 May 2014
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PCR testing firm Randox forced to give customers clearer information on wait times and refund rights following talks with the regulator3 December 2021PCR travel test provider Randox Health has changed its terms and conditions to be clearer on when customers can expect tests and results to arrive and when they can cancel an order and claim a refund.
3 December 2021Martin Lewis warned households to "do nothing" with their energy supply and not to switch in the tenth episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show.
UK Government website still showing £1 Covid test deals despite concerns few consumers can get these prices3 December 2021Companies offering PCR travel tests for as little as 30p can still be found on the UK Government's website despite a number of the cheapest deals being pulled on the back of concerns that travellers are being misled by providers offering super cheap deals just to boost their position in the list.
3 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.
Got a Halifax or Virgin Money travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
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
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