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
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
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Autumn Budget 2021: Concerns raised over potential moves to raise the 0.75% charging cap on pensions27 October 2021The Government said it is to consult on possible changes to the 0.75% cap on pension fund charges, potentially raising the ceiling so that the funds can be used to invest in more expensive projects, such as renewable energy.
Autumn Budget 2021: Universal Credit cash boost confirmed for millions of workers but £20 uplift won't return27 October 2021The taper rate, which is the amount Universal Credit payments are reduced by when you're in work, will fall from 63% to 55%.
Autumn Budget 2021: Cuts announced to alcohol and air passenger duties, while the levy on fuel is frozen for the 12th year in a row27 October 2021Sizeable cuts to alcohol and air passenger duties were announced by Rishi Sunak in today's Autumn Budget 2021, while the Chancellor froze the levy on fuel for the 12th year in a row.
Autumn Budget 2021: From minimum wage increases to fuel duty freezes - here's a full round-up of today's big announcements27 October 2021Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver his Autumn Budget to the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 October, where he'll set out the Government’s financial strategy.
27 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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