Contactless card security flaw largely fixed, in win for MSE's two-year campaign
The financial regulator has said that "almost all" contactless transactions from the two biggest card schemes are now processed 'online' in order to combat a security flaw which meant crooks could use cards months after they'd been cancelled
29 January 2019
Guest comment: How the financial regulator's tackled contactless card fraud
The FCA’s Christopher Woolard gives an update on the regulator’s work to protect consumers from contactless card fraud - and what you can do if you think you’ve been targeted
29 January 2019
'I was charged £700 extra using contactless on the tube' – don't be caught out
A London commuter was shocked to find she'd overpaid by more than £700 for her year's travel after tapping in and out using the same debit card on different devices. If you use Apple Pay or another mobile payment device on the underground or trains in London, make sure you don't get caught out
25 January 2019
Got an unused Oyster card? You could claim a share of £350m
Millions of London commuters and visitors could pocket a share of the almost £350 million floating around on unused Oyster cards
13 November 2018
Contactless payments now 'more popular' than chip and PIN
Contactless payments are now more popular than chip and PIN card payments when people pay in UK stores
16 October 2018
Warning as card users UK-wide charged twice last Wednesday – check NOW
Check your statements now to see if you've been affected
3 September 2018
Church of England to accept donations via contactless
The Church of England will introduce contactless card terminals at 16,000 churches, cathedrals and religious sites today
20 March 2018
Visa, Mastercard and American Express act to tackle contactless card security flaw
Card schemes are taking action to deal with a security flaw which means contactless cards can be used AFTER cancellation
23 February 2018
Mastercard to verify payments by selfies or fingerprint scans from next year
All Mastercard users will be able to verify themselves with biometrics such as fingerprint scans or facial recognition
24 January 2018
Contactless card security flaw still not fully fixed 18 months on
A flaw which means contactless cards can be used AFTER they've been cancelled has still not been fully fixed
24 January 2018
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18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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