Family & Health
Coronavirus Finance & Bills Help
Many are worried about the UK impact of the coronavirus on their ability to pay bills and even stay in their home. This guide tells you what help's out there if you can't pay bills or pay loans or credit cards back.
1 August 2021
Students urged to apply for university funding now if they plan to get a place via 'clearing' – don't wait for your A-level results
Prospective university and college students who plan to go through a process known as 'clearing' to get onto a course should not wait for their exam results before applying for student finance.
30 July 2021
Coronavirus Life-in-Lockdown Help
The Prime Minister has unveiled sweeping restrictions on public movement to tackle the spread of coronavirus. This has had a huge impact on daily life, affecting everything from weddings and train travel to music events and sport. To help, we're working flat out to answer your questions on these topics and more
19 July 2021
Google Photos to stop offering unlimited free storage
Google Photos will stop giving users unlimited free online storage for photos and videos from 1 June - meaning those who routinely use the service may need to start paying fees or saving photos elsewhere.
28 May 2021
New help for millions in debt crisis - you can now get two months' 'breathing space' from interest and enforcement action
New rules giving those in England and Wales who are struggling with problem debt a 60-day grace period to get their finances back under control come into force today, in a huge victory for MoneySavingExpert.com and others who've campaigned hard on the issue.
4 May 2021
New FREE guide on what to teach kids about spending money safely online launched
Not-for-profit internet safety body Internet Matters has launched a free ten-point guide with tips to help kids and young people build good online money management habits.
13 April 2021
Couple gets 'severe mental impairment' council tax discount backdated TEN years after appeal - how to fight for a backdated payment
A MoneySaving couple have received a £3,500 council tax refund after taking their local authority to a tribunal and forcing it to backdate a discount to 2009 - and their success story shows how others may be able to win refunds for previous years too
24 March 2021
New private parking ticket appeals service to launch next year
A new private parking ticket appeals service will launch next year, the Government has confirmed. Meanwhile, a raft of measures designed to make private parking tickets cheaper and fairer have also been announced
22 March 2021
Bupa to refund health insurance customers one month's premium after coronavirus disruption
Bupa UK health insurance customers will be refunded the equivalent of around one month's premium after coronavirus disrupted some people's planned medical treatments last year
18 March 2021
Martin Lewis urges Government action on online scams to help protect millions of people with mental health problems
It comes as new research has found those with mental health problems are three times more likely to be victims of online scams.
17 March 2021
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Provident to limit loan mis-selling payouts for four million customers under new redress scheme – what it means for you4 August 2021Anyone with a current or future guarantor, doorstep or payday loan mis-selling claim against Provident, Glo, Greenwood or Satsuma, some of the sectors' biggest lenders, likely won't now get the full amount they're owed.
Check piggybanks and down sofas as there's at least £1.4bn in old notes and coins out there – here's how to make them spendable again3 August 2021More than £28 billion worth of paper £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are still to be cashed in, while just over £100 million worth of old 'round pound' coins are also yet to be returned. Here's how to make your old notes and coins spendable again.
3 August 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
3 August 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
2 August 2021Over a million more homes and businesses in England are set to get ultrafast broadband connectivity as part of a £5 billion upgrade – though work on the project won't start until next year at the earliest.
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.
27 July 2021
22 July 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances