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
Some travel insurers hiked premiums by 2000% for mental health problems
Research shows 45% of people with mental health problems never disclose their illness to their travel insurer
22 August 2018
First Direct tops first official bank service league table
New rules mean banks have to publish how likely their customers are to recommend them on service
15 August 2018
Pension scam victims lost an average £91,000 each
Regulators are warning about the highly sophisticated scams in a new TV ad
14 August 2018
Banks may have to give loyal customers better interest rates
The regulator has raised concerns that long-standing customers are losing out
25 July 2018
Banks asked how prepared they are for TSB-style meltdown
Banks are being asked how well prepared they are for a cyber attack or TSB-style IT meltdown by the Bank of England
6 July 2018
FCA rule change could mean more are able to reclaim PPI commission
More consumers may be able to reclaim cash if they paid high levels of commission on PPI and weren't reminded of this
4 July 2018
Retirement 'wake-up' packs to be sent to help protect pensions savers
Over 50s are to be sent retirement 'wake-up' packs to give more help and guidance on how to access their pension savings
28 June 2018
Regulator under fire for lack of 'urgency' on mortgage prisoners
The Financial Conduct Authority has been accused of having no
14 June 2018
Tesco Bank promises to refund credit card customers who were charged for spending via Curve
Tesco Bank has 'paused' charging its credit card customers a 3.99% fee if they spend via a Curve debit card
14 June 2018
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27 June 2022New subscribers to Now should watch out for its £5 a month Boost package being added automatically when they take out the streaming service. Here's what to look for and how to unsubscribe.
24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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