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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

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

'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme offers 50% off meals out in August – who's in?

The Chancellor has announced that the Government will offer an 'eat out to help out' discount scheme in August, giving people up to £10 off some meals at restaurants, cafes and pubs

1 September 2020

Holidaymakers being denied refunds for multi-household UK bookings – despite deciding against trips to avoid breaking Government rules

Holidaymakers who have booked stays in the UK with several other households are finding they are unable to get refunds for their bookings – even though travelling could go against Government coronavirus guidance

28 August 2020

Tesco axes cheap grocery delivery and collection slots

Tesco has started charging flat fees for grocery delivery and Click & Collect slots, in a major shake-up which means cheaper times are no longer available and some customers will have to pay much more

28 August 2020

Regulator proposes 'tailored support' for mortgage holders once payment holidays end

The Financial Conduct Authority has said firms should consider a range of support options – including waiving or reducing payments – under new proposals to help mortgage customers who are still struggling once coronavirus-related payment holidays end on 31 October 2020

26 August 2020