Pensioners to get £25 a week state pension boost
Pensioners will be able to buy top-ups of as much as £25 in extra state pension per week from autumn next year
3 April 2014
Annuities code to protect retirees begins
A new code of conduct for annuity providers has been launched today
1 March 2013
FSA to probe annuities market 'failure'
The financial regulator is launching a review into whether people buying an annuity are getting a
31 January 2013
Pension charges under the microscope in OFT investigation
The workplace pension market is to be investigated amid concerns over high charges and poor competition
17 January 2013
Government pledge over high pension charges
Employers could be letting workers down by enrolling them in workplace pensions that aren't value for money
11 October 2012
Do you really need to pay for financial advice?
Danny Cox, from financial advisers Hargreaves Lansdown, asks whether DIY investing is the future
14 September 2012
Pensions auto-enrolment delay 'a mistake'
Tom McPhail, from financial adviser firm Hargreaves Lansdown, says the Government hold-up could discourage pension saving
23 December 2011
Pension income could fall due to quantitative easing
Pensioners could soon get a reduced income when buying a retirement cash stream, experts warn
7 October 2011
Plans to improve annuity choice unveiled
New rules will come into force to help consumers get better deals when turning their pension into a regular income
27 September 2011
'Don't panic', investors are told, amid market slump
Experts point out investments are usually a long-term game so there may be time for the market to bounce back
5 August 2011
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23 May 2022Three's £2 a day roaming charges come into effect from today (23 May) for holidaymakers who wish to use their normal monthly allowance in Europe. The change will effect new and upgrading pay monthly and Sim-only customers.
£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
Millions of 4G smartphone owners may be due up to £30 payout after claims handset prices were inflated20 May 2022Around 29 million 4G Apple and Samsung smartphone owners in the UK could be entitled to a payout of up to £30 if a collective action case by Which? is successful - although there are no guarantees. It comes after the consumer group claimed inflated manufacturing costs were passed onto consumers
19 May 2022Boots and Co-op are the latest retailers to increase the price of their meal deals. Boots has upped costs from £3.39 to £3.59, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in its London shops, while Co-op's meal deal has jumped from £3.50 to £3.75.
Financial regulator to punish banks and building societies that don't protect people's access to cash19 May 2022Under the new 'Financial Services and Markets Bill' banks and building societies will have to ensure cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available to customers in communities across the UK.
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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