Monzo, Revolut and Curve customers hit by glitch
Digital bank and prepaid card provider Monzo has warned its users their payments may be declined due to a fault
6 July 2017
Bank of England warns lenders about steep rise in consumer debt
The Bank of England wants lenders to tighten up mortgage lending criteria and protect themselves from defaults
27 June 2017
Lloyds completes MBNA takeover - but 'no changes whatsoever' for customers
Lloyds Banking Group has completed its takeover of credit card firm MBNA, but customers will see
2 June 2017
Reform of Section 75 credit card protection mooted as more caught out by loophole
A loophole in Section 75 consumer credit card protection could be reviewed in the next Parliament
24 May 2017
Revealed: Section 75 credit card protection may fail due to payment processing loophole - shoppers beware
Shoppers who pay with a credit card for Section 75 protection need to be aware of a processing loophole
25 April 2017
Credit card firms to be forced to help customers in persistent debt, under regulator's plans
The regulator has today unveiled plans to force credit card companies to help customers stuck in persistent debt
3 April 2017
The 'Great 0% Ads Scam' – when 43 months 0% isn't 43 months 0%
The world of 0% credit card advertising is a 'wild west' with consumers left unprotected, an MSE investigation has found
2 April 2017
Regulator to tackle contactless card security flaw after MSE investigation
Bank customers who have cancelled a contactless card may no longer have to check statements for signs of fraud
29 March 2017
STOP paying credit card interest - we've the best-ever deals, but most of you aren't on 'em
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29 March 2017
Halifax pays out 'missing rewards' to 1,000s of Clarity cardholders - are you due £100+?
The bank is belatedly paying customers after failing for years to pay monthly rewards
23 March 2017
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Martin Lewis: Take weekly screen grabs of your online energy account in case your supplier goes bust24 September 2021In the first episode of a new series of his live ITV show, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has urged households across the country to take a screenshot of their energy account incase their provider goes bust. In the past couple of weeks alone, five energy providers have gone bust with households expecting a significant rise in energy bills this winter.
JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares24 September 2021Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?
24 September 2021The change, which the Government says will be implemented as soon as Parliamentary time allows for it, will make it illegal for employers to withhold tips from their workers.
Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts when they shop using Sainsbury's 'scan and go' service in stores24 September 2021Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts of up to 30% off certain items in their Sainsbury's shop when they use its 'scan and go' service in store. But you can't currently get the offers when you shop online at the supermarket.
PCR travel test providers given official warning amid concerns over misleading prices and unfair practices24 September 2021PCR Covid test providers have been told by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to clean up their practices amid concerns they may be breaking consumer law. An open letter has been written by the watchdog identifying a number of "harmful" practices, which it says it will further investigate.
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...
16 August 2021
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