Govt Depts, Public Bodies & Associations
Help to be given to vulnerable people at insurance renewal
Vulnerable people could be given help to check and better understand their insurance renewal notices from next year
3 November 2015
Summer Budget 2015: Millions face insurance hikes
Insurance premium tax will rise from 6% to 9.5% from November, the Chancellor has announced in the Summer Budget
8 July 2015
Competition watchdog to probe big six energy companies
Ofgem has today announced it's referring the energy market for a full competition investigation - the first of its kind
26 June 2014
Car insurance: Competition watchdog wants courtesy car charge cap
The competition watchdog wants to cap the cost of insurers providing courtesy cars in a bid to reduce motor premiums
12 June 2014
Church of England releases rap song to highlight payday loan dangers
The Church of England's released a rap song featuring Martin Lewis which warns of the dangers of taking out payday loans
11 June 2014
Payday lenders must comply with new rules from today
The FCA promises 'tough and decisive action' against payday lenders that do not follow its strict new rules
1 April 2014
Car insurance premiums fall at record rate
Car insurance rates fell by a record 14.1% in 2013, while home insurance premiums are also falling, says the AA
23 January 2014
Unemployment drops sharply – so are interest rates set to rise?
Unemployment has fallen to 7.1% – close to the figure which will be used to decide whether interest rates rise
22 January 2014
Car insurance premiums too high, competition watchdog says
Car insurance premiums are too high and should be cut through a number of 'far-reaching reforms', the CC says
17 December 2013
Annuity rules need tightening to stop rip-offs, report warns
Pensioners face being ripped off when investing in annuities unless rules are tightened urgently, a report warns
9 December 2013
8 travel-money must-knows
Don't overpay to pay (ole!)
Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
2for1 theme parks and attractions
Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and more
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