Credit card charges
Sainsbury's Bank wrongly charges credit card customers late payment fees - check if you're due a refund
Sainsbury’s says affected customers will be refunded automatically but it is worth checking to see if you’ve been wrongly charged.
7 January 2022
New rules to protect those in debt mean your credit card may be suspended if you only make minimum repayments
Credit card customers struggling with persistent debt are to be offered extra help by lenders, under new rules
27 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
Big brands charge customers credit card fees after ban
A number of big-name brands including energy firm E.on and travel giant Expedia have been mistakenly charging customers
19 January 2018
Some credit card users STILL charged fees after ban
A number of firms and councils have been charging fees for credit card payments after they were banned
15 January 2018
Credit and debit card charges banned from Saturday - what you need to know
You should no longer be charged a fee for opting to pay by credit or debit card – but admin fees are still allowed
9 January 2018
Monarch ditches credit card booking fees
Three weeks after Virgin Atlantic ended its 1.5% charge on flights, Monarch says it will scrap its 3% fee
9 December 2016
Shoppers to be able to split credit card payments at the till – but you may end up paying a packet
Card payment machines in shops will give credit card-holders the option of paying for items in instalments
6 December 2016
John Lewis credit card-holders struggle to resolve payment issues after website outage
Customers say they are still battling to get through to the retailer as problems enter their third week
27 October 2016
Tesco to slash rewards points for 2.8m credit card users
Nearly three million Tesco credit card users will lose out from a cap on the fees card firms charge retailers
2 September 2015
19 January 2022
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Amazon Logistics tops MSE’s parcel delivery poll for first time – while CitySprint ranks bottom of the pile20 January 2022It comes after another challenging year for firms providing essential services amid the continuing pandemic.
19 January 2022The high street retailer has brought back its 'Price Advantage' initiative that it trialled last summer, which offers up to 50% off selected products.
Virgin Media offers automatic discounts to customers waiting on hold and seeking a price cut - but wait to speak to someone in person as you may be able to get a better deal19 January 2022Virgin Media is offering automated discounts to cable customers put on hold who call up seeking a price cut, MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has learnt, although we've heard of users securing far better deals if they stay on the line and haggle in person.
Lloyds Bank ordered to settle two-year-old Section 75 claim involving PayPal - here's how you can fight for a refund too19 January 2022Lloyds Bank has been ordered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to settle a so-called 'Section 75' claim that is almost two-years old after the high-street lender tried to avoid making a payout because the items were bought via PayPal.
Martin Lewis: Pay more than £10/mth on your mobile bill? You’re probably burning cash – here’s how to cut costs18 January 2022Bill payers may be surprised to learn that if they’re paying more than £10 a month for their mobile phones, they may be burning through cash. That’s the message from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis this week as he offers tips on cutting the costs of your phone bill.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
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.
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