New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works
Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
23 June 2022
How to borrow at 0%, ie, no cost (or as close to it as possible) – Martin Lewis's cards, loans, buy-now pay-later and overdrafts masterclass
Borrowing is dirt cheap right now, with the cheapest ever loan rates, the longest 0% spending card we've seen since mid 2020, and many more best buys.
30 November 2021
Urgent action called for as mental health sufferers consider or attempt suicide after finances hit during the pandemic
People with mental health problems have faced a much bigger hit to their finances during the pandemic than the wider population and are three times more likely to have fallen into serious debt, according to the results of a major national survey published today.
24 November 2021
Why has HSBC really paid likely 100,000s people £100s in refunds and compensation? And could it owe even more?
Former and existing HSBC, First Direct, John Lewis Finance and M&S Bank customers have been receiving payments from HSBC Banking Group - which the lenders come under - out of the blue over the past 10 months, and we still haven't really been told why. We’ve been pushing HSBC for answers and have put questions to the bank from ourselves and a former whistleblower to find out what’s going on.
13 July 2021
New help for millions in debt crisis - you can now get two months' 'breathing space' from interest and enforcement action
New rules giving those in England and Wales who are struggling with problem debt a 60-day grace period to get their finances back under control come into force today, in a huge victory for MoneySavingExpert.com and others who've campaigned hard on the issue.
4 May 2021
Martin Lewis helps mum clear £30,000 debts - here's how she did it
Martin Lewis has helped a struggling mum to clear £30,000 in debt with the help of his tips - and if you're struggling with debt, here's how you can cut your costs and do the same
22 January 2021
Martin Lewis' 'how to slash all debt costs' January masterclass
Can't afford to clear your debt? You can't afford not to try to move it to 0%, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis writes. You could save £1,000s on credit cards, mortgages, overdrafts, loans, store cards, buy-no-pay-later (BNPL) and more - here's how
21 January 2021
'Irresponsible' Klarna ads banned by advertising watchdog
Four 'irresponsible' Instagram posts promoting buy now, pay later service Klarna have been banned
23 December 2020
Victory over debt threats as Government agrees to end distressing default letters
The Government has today agreed to change old laws which force lenders to send intimidating letters to people struggling with debt, in a key campaign victory for the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute charity set up by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis
7 October 2020
Millions in debt crisis to be helped by two-month 'breathing space'
New rules which will give people struggling with problem debt a grace period of 60 days to get their finances back under control are set to help millions, according to new estimates published by the Government
6 February 2020
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Standard first-class stamp prices to rise by an inflation-busting 8% from 2 April – here's how to beat the hike1 March 2024Other stamp prices will also rise, including second-class stamps by a larger 13% – though if you buy stamps at their current price, you'll still be able to use them after the price goes up.
Help mortgage prisoners NOW, Government urged – as one year passes since Martin Lewis-funded report put forward solutions29 February 2024The call comes nearly a year after the publication of a major report, funded by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, which put forward costed solutions to the nightmare situation facing up to 200,000 people in the UK.
The Body Shop to close almost half its stores as it falls into administration – your shopping, refund and gift card rights explained29 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop will close 75 stores over the next four to six weeks after falling into administration earlier this month. This comes after seven stores were closed on 27 February, resulting in almost half of its 198 stores shutting their doors for good and hundreds of staff facing redundancy
Tesco shopper? Today is your LAST CHANCE to spend or extend £18 million of expiring Clubcard vouchers29 February 2024If you've got a Tesco Clubcard, urgently check when your vouchers expire as £18 million worth will run out by the end of today (29 February).
British Gas extends half-price electricity on Sundays offer for some smart meter users until April 2024 – here's what's happening28 February 2024British Gas is extending its offer of half-price electricity on Sundays for some smart meter customers until April 2024.
3 January 2024It 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.
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12 December 2023If 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...
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