Leeds becomes first mortgage lender to use Netflix, Spotify and council tax payments to 'boost' home loan chances – here's how it works
Leeds Building Society has become the first in the UK to start using payment data recorded on Experian Boost when considering home loan applications.
16 May 2023
Klarna will NOW share your buy now, pay later borrowing data with Experian and TransUnion - here's what it means
From today, shoppers using Klarna's buy now, pay later (BNPL) services will have their repayment data shared with two of the UK's biggest credit reference agencies, so how you manage your repayments could affect your ability to get credit.
1 June 2022
Experian follows TransUnion's move to include buy now, pay later data in customer credit files - here's how it might impact your credit score
Experian has become the second credit reference agency (CRA) after TransUnion to include buy now, pay later (BNPL) data in customer credit files, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.
4 March 2022
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
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21 September 2016
Pay rent on time to now boost your credit score... this and 50 more renters' tips
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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
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2 March 2016
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E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening29 September 2023If you're an E.on Next customer, look out for a message from the firm offering you up to 50% off your bills this winter, as the supplier is launching a new support scheme.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
Martin and MSE among organisations calling for energy social tariff as millions expected to struggle with bills this winter29 September 2023The Government must urgently introduce an energy social tariff to prevent millions of households from falling into fuel poverty this winter, consumer organisations including MoneySavingExpert have said.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption28 September 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update 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...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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