Discount & Comparison Sites
Hacked LivingSocial warns users to change passwords
Millions of LivingSocial users should change their passwords now after a security breach put customer data at risk
29 April 2013
Gumtree closes Daily Deals section but vouchers still valid
Gumtree's Daily Deals section has closed, but users with deals vouchers can still redeem them
17 July 2012
Daily deals firms get warning from OFT
Warning letters have been sent to 35 daily deals companies telling them to clean up their act
25 June 2012
Daily deals code of conduct launches... but without Groupon
A new trade association for the daily deals industry has developed a code of conduct which aims to protect consumers
13 June 2012
Groupon told to clean up its act by OFT
The daily deals site has been given three months to improve its trading practices following an OFT investigation
16 March 2012
MSE issues code of conduct call to daily deals sites
The major sites such as Groupon, kgbdeals and LivingSocial offer many great deals but too often we hear of consumers unable to access them
29 July 2011
Tastecard 'misleading' restaurant vouchers advert banned by ASA
Taste Marketing wrongly issued an email stating its plastic entitles users to a 'whopping 50% OFF at all our UK venues'
23 March 2011
Groupola reprimanded over misleading iPhone 4 sale
The OFT has taken action against Groupola after the site heavily promoted an iPhone 4 offer when there were only eight available
10 March 2011
Currys and PC World launch laptop trade-in scheme
25 November 2010
Cashback Kings & Rpoints on verge of going bust
11 November 2010
1 December 2021
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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