High street retailers
iPhone X goes on sale - how to find the best deal
Apple's shiny new iPhone X is now on sale and if you're hell-bent on one, buying it the right way could save £500
3 November 2017
MSE reports Argos to advertising watchdog over 3for2 toy sale
The advertising watchdog will
29 September 2017
Challenger bank Tandem to buy Harrods Bank - what it means for you
A challenger bank is set to buy Harrods Bank, which would see existing customers moved across to the Tandem brand
20 September 2017
MSE investigation reveals John Lewis IS 'knowingly undersold'
John Lewis's famous 'Never Knowingly Undersold' policy has been called into question after it failed to reduce prices
16 May 2017
Debenhams Flowers customers hit by cyber-attack
Debenhams Flowers customers have had personal details stolen in a cyber-attack
5 May 2017
Two banks WILL offer switching bonuses to Norwich & Peterborough customers facing account closures
Several banks have agreed to provide switching incentives to N&P customers whose current accounts will close in August
9 February 2017
John Lewis slashes 90-day returns policy
John Lewis shoppers now have 35 days to return unwanted goods after the retailer slashed its 90-day policy
8 February 2017
£300+ of free cash for bagging top deals
Incl last chance £35 M&S vouchers, £100 switching to one of four top current accounts plus more quick cash & vouchers
30 November 2016
John Lewis credit card-holders struggle to resolve payment issues after website outage
Customers say they are still battling to get through to the retailer as problems enter their third week
27 October 2016
John Lewis credit card-holders left unable to pay off their bills after website overhaul
Customers with a John Lewis Partnership credit card have been hit by days of technical problems
14 October 2016
1 December 2021
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances