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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Tesco Bank to close all existing current accounts in November – here's what it means for its 213,000 customers26 July 2021Tesco Bank has announced it will close all existing current accounts on 30 November, with around 213,000 customers affected.
Plans for bailiffs to be self-regulated revealed but Martin Lewis warns compulsory regulation that all firms must follow is needed26 July 2021Plans for bailiffs in England and Wales to be self-regulated have been put forward by the Centre for Social Justice in a bid to better protect people in debt. But Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, warns that the industry-funded body doesn't go far enough, saying that every bailiff firm needs to be "tightly and independently" regulated.
23 July 2021Challenger bank Starling has taken the crown in our latest banking customer service poll, with digital rival Monzo coming a close second and former champion First Direct knocked into third place.
Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans23 July 2021The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.
Martin Lewis explains the financial help you can get if you've been 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the Covid app or NHS Test & Trace22 July 2021Over 600,000 people in England and Wales were 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 app between 8 and 14 July, new figures show. If you're one of them, there's a range of financial support you could get.
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.
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