Financial Conduct Authority
Martin Lewis: 'Dear Government, don't be yankers' – MSE, Citizens Advice and Which? renew calls for buy now, pay later regulation
Citizens Advice, MoneySavingExpert and Which? have teamed up again to renew calls for the Government to urgently protect buy now, pay later users.
20 November 2023
Banks to be fined if they fail to provide free access to cash under new laws – here's what's happening
Banks and building societies will face fines if they fail to protect consumers' free access to cash under new powers being given to the financial regulator.
18 August 2023
Savers to be sent switching prompts in crackdown on low rates - here's what's happening
Savers with accounts that pay low or no interest will soon be prompted to consider alternatives under a crackdown by the regulator.
31 July 2023
Section 75 refunds and Consumer Credit Act shake-up to be explored – here's what's happening
Your right to a refund when credit card purchases go wrong could be shaken-up under plans put forward to potentially overhaul the Consumer Credit Act, which encapsulates Section 75 protections.
12 July 2023
Help for struggling mortgage borrowers confirmed – but Martin Lewis says it's 'a thin sandwich'
New guidance designed to help homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments has been published by the financial regulator, though it has been likened to an "empty sandwich" by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
10 March 2023
More than seven million people now struggling to pay their bills - here's the help you can get if you're facing financial difficulty
Almost eight million people in the UK are currently struggling to pay their bills, according to the financial regulator. If you are facing financial difficulty, we explain how to check if you're eligible for support and how to try and cut costs and save on essential bills.
21 October 2022
'Buy now, pay later' firms, and retailers offering their services, warned not to mislead shoppers in adverts - here's what to watch out for
'Buy now, pay later' (BNPL) firms - and retailers promoting their services - have been warned by the financial regulator not to mislead shoppers in adverts and promotions.
19 August 2022
Buying a prepaid funeral plan? You now have more protection after regulator intervenes
From today, all prepaid funeral plans in the UK will be policed by the financial regulator – meaning you'll be protected if you buy a plan from an authorised firm and it later goes bust.
29 July 2022
Financial watchdog tells lenders to treat borrowers better as the cost of living crisis worsens - here's all you need to know
Lenders must make sure they're meeting customers' needs as more people are turning to borrowing as the cost of living rises, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says. The regulator has written to 3,500 lenders to remind them of the standards they should meet.
16 June 2022
London Capital & Finance victims could get more FCA compensation following its failings, complaints commissioner says
London Capital & Finance (LCF) investors could get more compensation after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was criticised over the way it treated victims. The regulators complaints commissioner said the FCA’s approach is “unjustified” and does “not stand up to scrutiny”.
18 March 2022
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8 December 2023Around 2,000 Think Money customers have been locked out of their accounts after the current account provider relaunched its app.
7 December 2023The annual cost of a standard colour TV licence will rise to £169.50 from 1 April 2024 – an increase of £10.50 on the current price of £159 a year – the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced.
Morses Club borrower? It's launched a new redress scheme for mis-sold loans – here's what it means for you7 December 2023Borrowers with mis-selling claims against Morses Club likely won't now get the full amount they're owed, after the High Court approved a new scheme put forward by the firm to limit payouts and set a time restriction on claims.
5 December 2023It’s possible to earn 8% interest on your savings – more than four times what many earn – and gain an extra £200 on top. MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis explains how.
5 December 2023Expats who bank with Barclays face having their UK accounts closed following a "strategic review" by the bank, leaving some customers worried about the alternatives available to them. .
8 December 2023
4 December 2023It 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.
Martin Lewis: Energy bill credit – how much is too much? Stop the rip-off and get back £100s, by understanding the monthly direct debit energy cycle…28 November 2023Martin Lewis dissects how much energy bill credit is too much, and when it's best to ask for it back
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22 November 2023
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