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
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
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Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
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Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
Ciate £148 of nail polish for £35
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Virgin Media and O2 launch Volt, their first joint product which offers to boost mobile data and broadband speeds for customers of both firms – how it works20 October 2021Newly-merged O2 and Virgin Media have launched a new product called Volt, allowing eligible customers to get their mobile data allowances doubled and their broadband speeds boosted to the next level at no extra charge.
20 October 2021Lloyds Banking Group, which owns Lloyds and Halifax, is to shut 48 branches next year, citing a fall in customer demand for the closures. We have full details below on which banks are being closed and what to do if your local branch is affected.
20 October 2021More than 10 million pensioners could see their state pension rise by £5.55/wk from April 2022 after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that inflation stood at 3.1% in the year to September - a figure that is typically used to calculate the following year's state pension increase.
Millions of BT landline customers could be in line for up to £500 if a new class action case is successful20 October 2021BT is facing a £600 million class action case after it's been claimed some 2.3 million customers have been overcharged for their landline since October 2015.
Households in England and Wales to be offered new £5,000 Government grant from April 2022 to help replace gas boilers with heat pumps19 October 2021Brits wanting to fit a low-carbon heat pump in their homes in England and Wales could receive a £5,000 grant from the Government to help replace less efficient gas boilers from April 2022. The initiative is part of a £3.9 billion project to make all heating systems low carbon by 2035.
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...
12 October 2021
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