Going to the US? Check your passport ASAP – and your rights if it goes wrong
Here's how to check your passport, what to do if you've not got the right document and what your rights are
10 May 2016
100,000s may need new passport to visit US after rule change
Hundreds of thousands UK passport holders may no longer be able to fly to the USA under an ESTA following rule changes
6 May 2016
US border agency blunder ruins holidays and costs British tourists £100s
Holidaymakers have had to cancel holidays and pay for new passports after their travel documents were mistakenly revoked
1 April 2016
Google cracks down on copycat government websites
Copycat websites that charge customers for free Government services will find it harder to lure in victims
23 April 2014
Google axes ads for London congestion charge copycats
Google has removed ads linking to unofficial London congestion charge sites after motorists were stung by extra charges
26 February 2014
Filing a tax return? Avoid self-assessment copycat sites
If you're filing a self-assessment tax form, avoid sites that charge up to £1,000 when you can do it yourself for free
21 January 2014
US travellers warned over Esta sites after Boris Johnson aide stung by £50 copycat
All visitors to the US must fill out an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation form, but the real cost is £9
24 June 2013
Esta site struggling ahead of new US tourist tax
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Martin Lewis: Take weekly screen grabs of your online energy account in case your supplier goes bust24 September 2021In the first episode of a new series of his live ITV show, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has urged households across the country to take a screenshot of their energy account incase their provider goes bust. In the past couple of weeks alone, five energy providers have gone bust with households expecting a significant rise in energy bills this winter.
JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares24 September 2021Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?
24 September 2021The change, which the Government says will be implemented as soon as Parliamentary time allows for it, will make it illegal for employers to withhold tips from their workers.
Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts when they shop using Sainsbury's 'scan and go' service in stores24 September 2021Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts of up to 30% off certain items in their Sainsbury's shop when they use its 'scan and go' service in store. But you can't currently get the offers when you shop online at the supermarket.
PCR travel test providers given official warning amid concerns over misleading prices and unfair practices24 September 2021PCR Covid test providers have been told by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to clean up their practices amid concerns they may be breaking consumer law. An open letter has been written by the watchdog identifying a number of "harmful" practices, which it says it will further investigate.
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...
16 August 2021
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