Zopa launches new credit-scoring tool
Peer-to-peer lender Zopa has launched a new free credit-scoring tool
16 October 2019
Equifax fined £500,000 for failing to protect customer data
Credit reference agency Equifax has been fined £500,000 following an investigation into a hack last year, which compromised more than 15 million UK customer records
20 September 2018
Got an Equifax letter saying you were hacked? The helpline's struggling - here's what to do
Almost 700,000 British victims of the Equifax hack are receiving letters offering free identity protection
1 November 2017
Millions of UK records hit by Equifax hack
More than 15 million British records were compromised by a hack earlier this year, Equifax has admitted
11 October 2017
Massive Equifax data breach - what you need to know
Credit report heavyweight Equifax has warned that millions may have had personal details stolen as part of a breach
12 September 2017
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2 March 2016
Experian shakes up how it calculates credit scores: what it means
Experian has shaken up the way it calculates people's credit scores meaning many suddenly dropped or increased
20 November 2015
15 things you need to know about credit scoring
Boost your credit score for mortgages, cards, energy bills, mobiles and more
24 June 2015
Beware split tariff mobile contracts if you're about to apply for credit
If you're planning to buy a latest model phone from O2, be aware that you'll actually be taking out a loan
17 October 2014
Water bills to be added to credit reports
Paying water bills on time could help you get a credit card or mortgage, as Yorkshire Water accounts will be tracked
18 February 2013
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17 September 2021Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before they depart for England from 4 October. In addition, they'll only need to take a cheaper lateral flow test on arrival to England from later next month under an overhaul to the 'traffic light' travel system. Eight destinations will also come off the red list from 22 September.
17 September 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
16 September 2021The next update of the coronavirus 'traffic light' travel system, used to govern the action holidaymakers take when they return to the UK from overseas, is due to take place this week. This will provide the latest information on which destinations will feature on the Government's 'green', 'amber' and 'red' travel lists.
16 September 2021Teletext Holidays and its sister company Alpharooms have agreed to refund £7 million to thousands of customers still waiting to get their money back after their package holidays were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. Here's how to make a claim.
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fifth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know16 September 2021100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
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...
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.
16 August 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances