Paying your Netflix bill on time could boost your credit score under new scheme – but how good is it?
Consumers can now choose to have transactions such as Netflix subscriptions factored into their Experian credit scores, which it says could help more people access financial products
17 November 2020
CreditLadder introduces £8/mth fees for renters reporting payments to two credit reference agencies
Renters who use CreditLadder to build their credit rating by sending information about their rental payments to credit reference agencies will now need to pay a fee of up to £8/mth if they want their payments to be reported to both Experian and Equifax
16 September 2020
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
Zopa launches new credit-scoring tool
Peer-to-peer lender Zopa has launched a new free credit-scoring tool
16 October 2019
Plusnet Mobile customers' credit files wrongly marked after billing error
Hundreds of Plusnet mobile customers were wrongly marked as being in arrears on their credit files as the result of a "system error" while the firm was switching direct debit provider, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
7 June 2019
Applied for an HSBC product on Wednesday? Check you weren't wrongly declined
Some applicants who applied for HSBC credit cards, mortgages or loans yesterday were wrongly rejected due to problems with credit checks - if you made an application, here's what you need to know
24 January 2019
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
Card firms hiking credit limits of those struggling with debt - what to do if your limit's increased
One in five people with debt problems have had their credit card limit increased without requesting it
30 August 2017
Applying for an Ulster Bank savings account? It could mark your credit file
Savers have been surprised to find applying for a savings account with Ulster Bank could mark their credit file
24 August 2017
Midnight deadline to register to vote in the general election
Want to vote in next month's general election but not yet on the electoral roll? You have to register by 11.59pm Monday.
22 May 2017
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Waitrose shakes up loyalty card terms to prevent shoppers stacking two newspaper offers together to get bigger discounts21 June 2021Waitrose has shaken up its terms and conditions to prevent shoppers with a daily, weekly or weekend newspaper subscription from using their MyWaitrose card in the same transaction. It means shoppers can no longer stack the two schemes together to get a bigger discount on their shop.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home, Sainsbury's and Wilko branded cat food recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease21 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
21 June 2021Many are worried about the UK impact of the coronavirus on their ability to pay bills and even stay in their home. This guide tells you what help's out there if you can't pay bills or pay loans or credit cards back.
18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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