Monzo becomes first major bank to launch buy now pay later scheme – here’s how it stacks up
Monzo has today (16 September) launched Monzo Flex, a buy now, pay later (BNPL) scheme, Monzo Flex, which will allow customers to make payments and then pay back in instalments.
23 September 2021
Credit score builder Loqbox hit by data breach
Some customers of credit history-building tool Loqbox have had personal and financial data compromised after the firm was hit by a "sophisticated and complex" cyber-attack
2 March 2020
Massive Equifax data breach - what you need to know
Credit report heavyweight Equifax has warned that millions may have had personal details stolen as part of a breach
12 September 2017
New totally free way to get your Experian Credit Report
It's your financial CV. You need to see what it says about you. If wrong it can kill cheap mortgages, mobiles & more
22 February 2017
Do you rent? Here's a new trick to boost your credit rating
Millions of private tenants can boost their credit rating by opting in to a scheme that records if they pay rent on time
11 April 2016
Barclaycard and Tesco Bank customers given free access to credit scores
Barclaycard customers can access their credit scores for free via Experian, while Tesco Bank's teamed up with Noddle
20 November 2015
Experian shakes up how it calculates credit scores: what it means
Experian has shaken up the way it calculates people's credit scores meaning many suddenly dropped or increased
20 November 2015
Erudio customer? Here's what you need to know about paying off your loan
Worried former graduates with Erudio loans have raised questions about when it's wiped and the impact on credit files
21 October 2015
First-time buyer mortgage need-to-knows - from low rates to Help to Buy ISAs
Now's a stonking time to get a mortgage. Rates are close to rock-bottom but you should look at your finances first
7 October 2015
Halifax glitch leaves some bank accounts off credit files
If you've upgraded your Halifax Current Account, your credit file may not be updated due to an IT bug
21 October 2014
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Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022New and existing customers will now need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data in 49 European countries and destinations.
Struggling with energy bill debt? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you're not a customer1 July 2022The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help people clear debts owed to their energy provider – and you don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit.
BT, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone and others pledge to help broadband and mobile customers struggling with bills1 July 2022The UK's biggest broadband and mobile providers – BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone – have agreed to a set of measures aimed to ensure customers struggling to pay their bills during the cost of living crisis don't get cut off from essential services.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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