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
Banks told it'll be harder to blame fraud victims
Banks have been told not to assume their customers are at fault if they're targeted by sophisticated scammers
22 August 2018
Fraud alert as TSB customers see £1,000s taken from accounts
TSB customers have hit out at the bank after thousands of pounds taken from their bank accounts
17 May 2018
Lost money to a scam involving a Western Union wire transfer? You can now claim a refund from the US
Fraud victims who paid money to scammers via Western Union wire transfers over a 13-year period can now try for refunds
30 November 2017
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Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
15 June 2021Thousands of Triodos savers will be asked to switch to managing accounts online-only going forward. The so-called "ethical" financial provider is rolling out the move over the next few years, although vulnerable customers and those who can't access services digitally should get in touch as exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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