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Railcards WON'T be extended or refunded despite coronavirus lockdown

Millions of railcard holders won't any refund or extension to their cards as a result of the coronavirus lockdown, it's been confirmed – despite many being unable to use them for months while the Government advised against non-essential rail travel

1 October 2020

Low-deposit mortgage deals vanishing – what it means for first-time buyers

Mortgage deals for first-time buyers with a low deposit have been disappearing from the market since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the UK, new data shows

29 September 2020

New Easyjet Holidays 'Protection Promise' offers refund if you change your mind – is it any good?

Easyjet Holidays has launched a new 'Protection Promise', which lets customers who decide not to travel for any reason up to four weeks before departure get a full cash refund, aside from their deposit which will be returned to them as a credit voucher

25 September 2020

Chancellor unveils new Job Support Scheme and extends self-employed grant

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces the new measures in the House of Commons

24 September 2020

Loveholidays and On the Beach quit trade body ABTA so they can avoid paying refunds in full

Loveholidays has followed fellow package travel firm On the Beach in resigning from the trade body ABTA

18 September 2020

Tui promises to pay outstanding refunds by the end of the month

Package holiday giant Tui has promised to pay any outstanding refund requests for holidays cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic by 30 September 2020

16 September 2020

Boost for small businesses after coronavirus insurance test case ruling – could it affect other insurance too?

The High Court has ruled that some insurers should have paid out to small businesses for losses caused by the coronavirus lockdown, in a judgment which could have far-reaching implications

15 September 2020

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays promise to pay outstanding refunds by end of October

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays customers with outstanding refund requests should receive their cash by the end of October, the company's chief executive officer has said

14 September 2020

Social gatherings of more than six banned – your refund rights for holidays, activities and more

Most social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from next week in a bid to combat rising coronavirus cases – which could affect holidays, activities and more. Here's what we know so far about how you could be affected and your refund rights

14 September 2020

Renew Normal commission reveals stark coronavirus divide in finances and attitudes

A third of respondents to a major new survey have said their financial situation has worsened as a result of the pandemic, though some say their spending and saving habits have improved - and the poll also suggests issues related to coronavirus are proving more divisive than Brexit

11 September 2020

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