Avios to reduce ways points can be spent – make your non-flight booking ASAP
If you've been stashing Avios points to fund a non-flight reward you'll need to make your booking before the end of 2016
16 November 2016
Alpharooms customers' hotel rooms not paid for due to 'technical issues'
Holidaymakers have reported being asked to pay again for already booked hotel rooms
17 October 2016
Turkey crisis – your travel rights
The crisis in Turkey means thousands of holidaymakers have had their travel plans thrown into chaos
16 July 2016
12 holiday tips to stop weak pound adding £100s
Brexit fear means the pound's down against the dollar and euro. But you can still save money with these top tips
13 July 2016
Booking.com security warning after fake reviews – don't show your confirmation email
If you've booked a hotel on Booking.com be careful who you share your confirmation email with
6 July 2016
14 tips to slash holiday costs - flight and hotel tricks, cheap car hire and more
Flight and hotel tricks, bargain villas, euros, car hire, insurance and more
27 January 2016
The 10 travel must-knows before you go
The great jet-away has started so I've compiled a list of need to knows to get the maximum bang for your bucks
30 July 2015
More hotel room discounts on the way after competition probe
Hotels and online travel agents in the UK will have more freedom to discount rooms following an OFT investigation
31 January 2014
Hotel room prices could fall following an OFT investigation
Three travel firms will 'relax' an agreement, which prevented other online travel agents from selling discounted rooms
9 August 2013
EU plans to boost package holiday protection
120 million holidaymakers could benefit from improved protection when booking breaks
10 July 2013
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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 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.
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.
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