The pound hits an eight year high buying €1.43 – here's how you get that rate
Tourist rates can be rubbish, so here are our top 10 tips to max your rate
21 July 2015
High Court approves Sentinel redress scheme
About two million existing and former Sentinel customers will get letters from next month detailing how to claim
13 July 2015
Mis-sold Sentinel card protection customers back redress scheme
Nearly 99% of those who voted said 'yes' to a Sentinel redress scheme going ahead
3 July 2015
EU agrees card charges shake-up, but will shoppers pay less and could it limit future credit card deals?
The European Parliament has voted to cap debit and credit card transaction fees, but will the savings be passed on?
10 March 2015
Is it worth changing euros for the summer holidays now?
The euro has weakened even further over the last week and £1 can now buy you €1.34 at the spot rate
26 January 2015
Keep forgetting your PIN? Fingerprint recognition cards on the way
Shoppers will be able to use fingerprint authenticated bank cards to pay for shopping from next year
20 October 2014
Contactless payments coming to London's Tube in September
You'll be able to use contactless payments on London's Tube system from 16 September, Transport for London's confirmed
25 July 2014
Should you call your bank before going abroad?
When you use your card to make purchases abroad, it can mean you display an abnormal spending pattern
8 July 2014
Debit cards worse than credit cards for summer holidays
On a family holiday spending of £1,000 some will unwittingly lose out by £90, just because of which plastic they choose
23 June 2014
Mis-sold CPP card protection? Watch for a claim form in the post this month
Card Protection Plan card insurance customers can start claiming compensation from mid-February, says the FCA
3 February 2014
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
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.
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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances