Ratesetter investors furious as 'technical issue' delays withdrawals after account closures
Thousands of Ratesetter investors have been left waiting to get their cash back from closed accounts after a 'technical issue' delayed withdrawals made over the Bank Holiday weekend and on Tuesday. The peer-to-peer lender says it's now fixed the problem though, and says payments should arrive in customers' accounts by the end of Thursday (8 April).
8 April 2021
Budget 2017: Tax-free dividend allowance to be slashed
The tax-free dividend allowance is to be cut from £5,000 to £2,000 from April next year, the Chancellor has said
8 March 2017
1,000s sign petition demanding ban on pensions and investment cold calling
A petition calling for an end to cold callers selling pensions and investments has been backed by Martin Lewis
28 October 2016
Fraudsters conning investors out of £20k – what you should be looking out for
Victims of fraud are losing an average of £20,000 after falling prey to 'investment' scams
1 July 2016
Best-buy savings accounts often beat investing in the stock market, study finds
Putting money into a best buy savings account may no longer be the poor relation of investing in shares
15 June 2016
Major peer-to-peer lenders still months off unveiling Innovative Finance ISAs amid approval backlog
Only two peer-to-peer lending platforms out of 94 are currently able to offer the new Innovative Finance ISA
8 April 2016
Financial advice firms warned they face fines or bans
The FCA has found three quarters of financial advice firms are failing to keep clients properly informed about charges
8 April 2014
Banks not giving adequate investment advice, says FSA
One in four investors are not receiving good enough advice from their bank, a mystery shopping review by the FSA shows
13 February 2013
Barclays scraps staff sales commission, but will it stop mis-selling?
Barclays is to abolish sales incentives for frontline branch and telephone staff
15 October 2012
Do you really need to pay for financial advice?
Danny Cox, from financial advisers Hargreaves Lansdown, asks whether DIY investing is the future
14 September 2012
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
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Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
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You may lose vital protections
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Watch Squid Games etc for less
Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
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22 October 2021The Treasury has launched a new Green Savings Bond that will be welcome news for those wanting to support green projects but the bond only pays interest of 0.65% a year, which is far below the top-paying three-year fixed savings deals. MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has branded the rate "pants".
21 October 2021Tesco has tweaked its rules on how Clubcard holders can spend their points at Cineworld, which has meant some customers have lost out on big savings at the cinema chain.
Buy now, pay later users may be able to take complaints to the Financial Ombudsman under new Government plans21 October 2021Shoppers using buy now, pay later (BNPL) services may be able to take complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service in future, as well as claim refunds using Section 75 protection, under new Government proposals.
21 October 2021Goto Energy, which has about 22,000 household customers, has become the latest energy provider to cease trading – meaning a total of 13 suppliers have gone bust in the past six weeks.
Virgin Media and O2 launch Volt, their first joint product which offers to boost mobile data and broadband speeds for customers of both firms – how it works20 October 2021Newly-merged O2 and Virgin Media have launched a new product called Volt, allowing eligible customers to get their mobile data allowances doubled and their broadband speeds boosted to the next level at no extra charge.
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...
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