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
Record numbers taking out voluntary arrangements to cope with debts
Record numbers of Individual Voluntary Arrangements were taken out last year by people struggling with debt, according to new Government figures
31 January 2020
Urgent call for Ofgem to step in after debt collectors contact 130,000 Spark Energy customers
Almost 130,000 Spark Energy customers have been contacted by debt collectors in the wake of its takeover by Ovo Energy, even though many have continued making normal payments and had no idea they owed any money, MoneySavingExpert can reveal. If you've had a letter, text or email from a debt collection firm, don't panic - we've full help on what it means and what you need to do
8 March 2019
Charities call for action against rule-breaking bailiffs
A third of people contacted by bailiffs experience rule-breaking behaviour, including threats and forced entry, according to Citizens Advice and debt charity StepChange
13 November 2018
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Provident to limit loan mis-selling payouts for four million customers under new redress scheme – what it means for you4 August 2021Anyone with a current or future guarantor, doorstep or payday loan mis-selling claim against Provident, Glo, Greenwood or Satsuma, some of the sectors' biggest lenders, likely won't now get the full amount they're owed.
Check piggybanks and down sofas as there's at least £1.4bn in old notes and coins out there – here's how to make them spendable again3 August 2021More than £28 billion worth of paper £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are still to be cashed in, while just over £100 million worth of old 'round pound' coins are also yet to be returned. Here's how to make your old notes and coins spendable again.
3 August 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
3 August 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
2 August 2021Over a million more homes and businesses in England are set to get ultrafast broadband connectivity as part of a £5 billion upgrade – though work on the project won't start until next year at the earliest.
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.
27 July 2021
22 July 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances