Financial watchdog releases Christmas anti-fraud jingle to help consumers scupper loan fee scammers
The finance watchdog has released a Christmas jingle music video as part of an anti-fraud campaign to help protect consumers from loan fee fraud this festive season.
9 December 2021
Martin Lewis: If you need to call your bank, you can just dial 159
If you need to call your bank; just dial 159. That's the message MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis gave in the second episode of his new series of The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV.
1 October 2021
Contactless payment limit to rise to £100 from 15 October
The contactless payment limit, which is the amount you can spend on card without entering a PIN, will rise from £45 to £100 from 15 October, it's been confirmed. It comes after chancellor Rishi Sunak formally announced the plans in the spring Budget.
27 August 2021
HMRC stops scammers spoofing its official phone numbers
HMRC says it's developed new technology which stops fraudsters spoofing its most commonly-used numbers to trick taxpayers into handing over money
1 June 2019
TSB launches refund guarantee for fraud victims
TSB has promised to refund customers who lose money through any type of fraud under its Fraud Refund Guarantee
15 April 2019
Name-check service for online payments likely to be delayed
A service that aims to combat money transfer scams and incorrect payments by checking the name of the person or company you're sending money to online could be delayed until next year
14 February 2019
Contactless card security flaw largely fixed, in win for MSE's two-year campaign
The financial regulator has said that "almost all" contactless transactions from the two biggest card schemes are now processed 'online' in order to combat a security flaw which meant crooks could use cards months after they'd been cancelled
29 January 2019
Guest comment: How the financial regulator's tackled contactless card fraud
The FCA’s Christopher Woolard gives an update on the regulator’s work to protect consumers from contactless card fraud - and what you can do if you think you’ve been targeted
29 January 2019
Banks to start checking name of who you're sending cash to online
A new 'name check' service is being set up to tackle money transfer scams and lower the risk of online payments being sent to the wrong account - with some banks expected to start using it early next year
18 October 2018
£2.75m a day stolen by fraudsters
Scammers stole more than £500 million from UK bank customers in the first half of 2018, figures have shown
25 September 2018
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Martin Lewis: Up to 7 million missing out on benefits they're entitled to - are you? Plus, is it worth switching to universal credit?24 January 2022Martin also explained that if you're entitled to universal credit you'll be eligible for 'help to save' scheme - a Government scheme that offers a 50% savings bonus for low-income earners.
24 January 2022In addition, those who aren't fully vaccinated will no longer be required to take a day eight test or self-isolate on arrival to England.
24 January 2022The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
MPs call state pension shortfalls for women a 'shameful shambles' - here's how to check to see if you are owed money21 January 2022if you think you've been affected and underpaid it's important you check to see if you are owed money.
Tens of thousands of Three customers to lose 'free' roaming abroad as they're 'forced' onto new contracts - here's all you need to know21 January 2022MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal that the mobile operator is 'forcing' certain customers to sign up to new plans, which means they'll lose their 'free' roaming benefit.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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