Paying your Netflix bill on time could boost your credit score under new scheme – but how good is it?
Consumers can now choose to have transactions such as Netflix subscriptions factored into their Experian credit scores, which it says could help more people access financial products
17 November 2020
Applied for an HSBC product on Wednesday? Check you weren't wrongly declined
Some applicants who applied for HSBC credit cards, mortgages or loans yesterday were wrongly rejected due to problems with credit checks - if you made an application, here's what you need to know
24 January 2019
Competition watchdog raises concerns over Experian's purchase of Clearscore
The competition watchdog is set to investigate Experian's purchase of fellow credit reference service ClearScore
20 July 2018
Eat neighbours' food for free + 21 more hacks
Including Amazon delivery trick, free roaming, iPhone 7 saver, free credit score
21 September 2016
Pay rent on time to now boost your credit score... this and 50 more renters' tips
You don't need landlord's permission to save £100s
27 April 2016
Do you rent? Here's a new trick to boost your credit rating
Millions of private tenants can boost their credit rating by opting in to a scheme that records if they pay rent on time
11 April 2016
Are you financially attractive?
Test whether your credit history is good enough to turn lenders on
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
11 ways to check if you're due £1,000s
Sentinel reclaim letters are being sent out, but it's not the only scandal: PPI, energy credit, bank charges and more
19 August 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
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18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
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.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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