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Travel insurers lead coronavirus-related complaints made to Financial Ombudsman
The Financial Ombudsman Service has received about 3,500 coronavirus-related complaints so far this year – and issues with travel insurance providers were the most common
26 August 2020
Steep rise in payday loan claims – but 1,000s are being stung by unnecessary fees
The number of complaints against payday loan firms soared by 130% in the past year, new figures from the the financial watchdog show. But the majority of claimants are using claims management firms, meaning they won't get the full compensation payout if successful.
16 May 2019
New rules for claims management firms from today
Unhappy customers who have used claims management firms will be able to escalate their complaints to the financial ombudsman from today, as the sector will now be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
1 April 2019
Almost 90% of TSB complaints upheld by ombudsman
Around nine out of 10 TSB customers who complained about the bank to the Financial Ombudsman Service won their case, figures released today reveal
13 March 2019
Compensation limit for financial complaints to increase to £350k
Consumers can be awarded up to £350,000 in compensation when they complain to the financial watchdog from next month
8 March 2019
Claims management firms will have to give more info upfront
The financial regulator has published a new set of rules for claims management companies, including providing customers with more transparent fee information and telling them about free alternatives
18 December 2018
Scammers are posing as the Financial Ombudsman, watchdog warns
Scammers are calling consumers pretending to be the Financial Ombudsman Service to collect personal information
26 June 2018
Overpaid your First Direct mortgage? Check your credit report now
First Direct has agreed to change the way it reports mortgage overpayments to credit reference agencies
4 June 2018
Complaints about high-cost credit reach highest-ever level
The number of complaints about high-cost credit has reached its highest level on record, according to new figures
30 May 2018
MSE tells MPs of need for urgent reform to ombudsman ‘farce’
MoneySavingExpert.com is calling on the Government to overhaul the 'farcical' ombudsmen complaints route
1 November 2017
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17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills17 May 2022NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.
17 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
Customers of collapsed rent-to-own firm BrightHouse unlikely to receive any form of refund - here are all the details16 May 2022Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.
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.
3 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.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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