Revealed: 13 major stores' web return rights are WRONG
Many of the UK's biggest retailers are giving online shoppers wrong information about their return rights
1 March 2016
House of Fraser forced to rewrite online returns policy after giving wrong info
House of Fraser has agreed to amend its online returns policy after giving customers incorrect information
9 February 2016
12 MoneySaving things to do NOW – incl urgently beat train fare hikes
It's Christmas week. If you're off work (or bored at it), stuffed with turkey, and desperate to avoid the relatives...
30 December 2015
43 bits of online shopping magic
Many will ruin their 2016 by overspending on Christmas. If there are things you'd buy anyway, you can slash the cost
11 November 2015
Your consumer rights are changing – what you need to know
You'll soon have 30 days to return faulty goods for a full refund, as part of major changes to consumers' rights
29 September 2015
Financial services firms face premium rate number crackdown
From 26 October, financial services firms will be banned from using pricey premium rate numbers for existing customers
23 July 2015
Northern Rock borrowers dealt blow as court rules redress isn't due
About 41,000 Northern Rock mortgage customers with unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £30,000 won't receive redress
23 July 2015
Ombudsman Services gives shoppers new avenue for retail complaints
Shoppers can now get legally binding decisions on retail complaints from the Ombudsman Services
21 May 2015
Consumer rights are changing: MSE asks Jo Swinson what's happening
The new Consumer Rights Bill, which comes into force on 1 October, has been given Royal Assent by the Queen today
26 March 2015
Shoppers lose millions on 'free beauty trials': How to get your money back
RBS and NatWest customers have lost nearly £3 million in fees to 'free trial' health product sites
10 February 2015
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Got a 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.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 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.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
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