High street retailers
M&S, HSBC and First Direct cutting interest on regular savings accounts to 5%
Market-leading regular savers are cutting their headline rates for new customers - but you could still lock in at 6%
29 September 2016
Tesco Bank launches longest-ever 0% spending card
Tesco Bank has launched the longest-ever 0% purchases card, offering 28 months of interest-free spending
20 September 2016
Profit from the credit card price war
Banks are desperate to lend, so you can take advantage of blockbuster deals
24 August 2016
Britain's biggest bank tarts revealed: 'We made £1,565 switching'
MoneySavers who've racked up £100s by switching banks have battled it out for the title of Britain's biggest bank tart
19 July 2016
1,000s of Argos store card holders due refund after late-payment overcharging
Argos has announced it's set aside £30m to compensate some of its store card customers after late-payment overcharging
9 June 2016
BHS holding 'closing sales' as it shuts up shop – what it means for you
BHS will be holding ‘closing sales’ over the coming weeks after it was confirmed the company is going into liquidation
2 June 2016
My 5 best card tricks – pervert your plastic
Manipulate credit cards to get a FREE £100, 2 return flights, a free £30 M&S voucher, perfect exchange rates at no cost
1 June 2016
19 shopping tricks they want kept schtum
From 25% off gift cards to decoding price tags, haggling online, free Amazon delivery tricks & more
18 May 2016
Free £30 M&S voucher up for grabs with 19mth 0% spending card
Spend just 1p on this 0% credit card and you'll get a £30 M&S voucher, and access to a decent 0% deal too
5 May 2016
Got an Austin Reed gift card? Use it ASAP now the firm's in administration
Austin Reed gift-card holders should redeem their coupons as soon as possible after the retailer entered administration
28 April 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