Revealed: The best time to buy home insurance to save 20%+
Buying your home insurance about three weeks ahead of the start date is likely to get you the cheapest price
7 August 2018
Admiral auto-renewal letters over-stated how much customers paid
Admiral has sent auto-renewal letters showing 'last year's premium' as the amount quoted, instead of that actually paid.
19 May 2017
'We challenged our car insurer mid-policy - it was £40/month, now £16'
Warning: It's predicted car insurance prices are about to spiral up 10%. Urgently check if you can lock in cheaply
3 June 2015
'Halifax, Lloyds TSB and NatWest's fake letters as bad as Wonga's'
MoneySavingExpert.com has compiled a 'fake' letter ranking based on the debt collection letters we've received
1 August 2014
Provident is latest firm caught sending misleading payment demands
Short-term lender Provident is the latest firm to have used dubious 'legal' tactics to pressure people to pay off debts
17 July 2014
Student living costs ‘to hit £9,250 a year’
Students heading to university this autumn can expect to spend an average £9,254 a year on leisure and essentials
16 August 2012
Low income consumers pay higher credit costs
Low income consumers are typically paying £174 a year on extra costs on credit from high street lenders
5 January 2012
Emergency firm Homecall+ goes bust: your rights
Thousands of homeowners could be left without full cover after home emergency insurance provider Homecall+ went bust
19 May 2011
Third party car insurance could soon be dead
Motoring giant the AA thinks third party car insurance could be a thing of the past by the middle of the decade
15 April 2011
Insurance costs could rise before 2012 gender ban
2 March 2011
18 May 2022
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Martin: 'Aged around 45 to 70?'
'You may be able to turn £800 into £5,500+'
New. Top way to spend abroad
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10% off discount 'best-before' store
Eg, 23p Pepsi , £4,50 for 1kg Lindt
Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
Martin not exactly impressed
Lloyds' free £125 bank bribe
But others pay more
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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.
Thousands of Vodafone customers unable to redeem Airtime Rewards to put towards their phone bill – here’s what you can do19 May 2022Almost 14,000 Vodafone customers have been unable to redeem Airtime Rewards against their mobile phone bill since the start of May due to a technical glitch. The cashback scheme has implemented a temporary fix, which sees cashback paid into your bank account, for now. Here is all you need to know.
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
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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