Martin Lewis: My mortgage conversation with the Chancellor – and why banks should come to the public's aid
In an urgent private meeting on mortgages with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, and in a separate conversation with Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has stressed the need for proper forbearance measures for struggling mortgage holders, and the need for banks not to ramp up their profit margins.
21 June 2023
Iceland now offers interest-free loans if you're struggling with the cost of living - but be careful as they will impact your credit score
Iceland has begun offering interest-free loans of up to £100 to those struggling with the cost of living, with the money to be used on your Iceland shop. But - as with any borrowing for everyday living expenses - be careful as you may get stuck in a cycle of debt.
19 August 2022
Tesco Bank to scrap current account interest
Tesco Bank customers will no longer earn interest on their current accounts from September
9 July 2020
Ditch Club Lloyds & Bank of Scotland Vantage – they're cutting interest in October
Lloyds and Bank of Scotland are cutting the interest paid on balances of up to £4,000 on their Club Lloyds and Vantage accounts
8 July 2019
Martin: 'After 10 years there's finally an end to unfair bank charges'
Fixed daily overdraft fees will be banned and replaced with a single interest rate next April, the financial regulator has announced
7 June 2019
Price cap proposed for rent-to-own firms to protect vulnerable consumers
The financial regulator has proposed a new price cap on rent-to-own firms to come into place next spring, meaning consumers can't be charged more in interest than they paid for the product
22 November 2018
Lloyds and Bank of Scotland to cut interest on two top current accounts
The rates will drop from July, and Halifax is also increasing the fee on its packaged bank account.
16 April 2018
Some tracker mortgage rate rises to hit TODAY
Some banks will begin raising mortgage rates immediately, in the wake of the interest rate rise
2 November 2017
UK inflation hits five-year high – what it means for you
The UK's key inflation rate hit 3% in September, the highest it's been since March 2012
17 October 2017
Labour pledge to cap credit card interest a 'positive step', says MSE's Martin Lewis
MSE founder Martin Lewis has welcomed Labour's pledge to cap credit card interest
25 September 2017
Martin: It's Meter Reading Week
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27 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
Water bills to rise by less than planned from April 2024 as firms hit with £114 million penalty – here's what we know26 September 2023Some water bills in England and Wales could rise by less than planned from April 2024, as 12 water companies have been hit with a collective £114 million penalty for missing targets on pollution, leaks and customer service.
26 September 2023Ocado is opening up its first round of Christmas delivery slots this week.
26 September 2023The Octopus Tracker tariff is not right for everyone, but if you're willing to regularly keep track of daily price changes, it could mean big savings.
26 September 2023The Agile tariff from Octopus Energy is not right for everyone, but if you use it in the right way, it could mean big savings.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update 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...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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