High street retailers
Aldi, John Lewis, Sainsbury's and more will close stores on Boxing Day but some still plan sales - here's the full info
Aldi, John Lewis and Sainsbury's are among the major retailers bucking trends by closing stores this Boxing Day.
24 December 2021
Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Burton shopper or gift card holder? Here's what you need to know
The parent company of Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and Burton is reported to be struggling, if you shop with it here's how to play it safe with gift cards and online orders
11 June 2019
Fashion chain Select falls into administration
Women's fashion chain Select has gone into administration
10 May 2019
Debenhams falls into administration – your rights
Debenhams has fallen into administration, and its lenders have taken control of the company
26 April 2019
M&S Energy announces new partnership with Octopus Energy
M&S Energy has announced a new agreement with Octopus Energy to continue supplying gas and electricity from September
18 July 2018
M&S Bank gave loyal insurance customers vouchers - and then said don't use them
M&S Bank has apologised after it sent customers vouchers - only to say they couldn't use them
13 July 2018
M&S Energy ends partnership with SSE – shining a light on its big six tie-up
SSE and M&S Energy have announced that their partnership is set to end in September
9 July 2018
Overpaid your First Direct mortgage? Check your credit report now
First Direct has agreed to change the way it reports mortgage overpayments to credit reference agencies
4 June 2018
M&S to shut 100+ stores - check if yours is closing
Marks & Spencer has announced it will close more than 100 stores by 2022
22 May 2018
Argos cleared over increase in prices before 3for2 sale - but it did make a price-labelling 'error'
The advertising watchdog has cleared Argos over claims it hiked a number of prices just before its popular 3for2 sale
23 March 2018
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£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.
Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
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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