Applying or renewing your driving licence? Wait until tomorrow if you can
Motorists needing to renew a driving photocard or apply for a provisional licence should wait till tomorrow as fees drop
30 October 2014
Drivers struggle to renew road tax online
The DVLA's website has struggled to cope as thousands went online to try and renew their road tax
1 October 2014
The end is nigh for tax discs - how will it affect you?
You'll soon be able to make road tax payments by monthly direct debit, but you won't be able to transfer it
23 September 2014
Car insurance premiums fall at record rate
Car insurance rates fell by a record 14.1% in 2013, while home insurance premiums are also falling, says the AA
23 January 2014
'Bailiffs harassed me over somebody else's £1,200 parking fine'
A Londoner has been threatened with having goods seized from his home for over £1,000 of somebody else's parking fines
28 August 2013
Private parking ticket appeals service launches
A new appeals service for complaints about private parking charges in England and Wales is launched today
1 October 2012
Compulsory car insurance rules come into force today
Virtually everyone with an uninsured vehicle is breaking the law whether they drive it or not, under rules that will be enforced from today
20 June 2011
Now you must have car insurance
The Continuous Insurance Enforcement scheme makes it an offence to keep an active, uninsured vehicle.
20 May 2011
Compulsory car insurance moves a step closer
Under new rules it will soon be an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle, rather than just to drive when uninsured
20 April 2011
"Staged accidents" drive up car insurance costs - report
11 March 2011
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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