Unity Mutual launches new type of Lifetime ISA
Unity Mutual has launched a new type of stocks and shares Lifetime ISA, offering a guaranteed 1.25% interest rate until April, as well as a 25% Government bonus towards your first home or retirement - here's what to watch out for
7 November 2018
Martin Lewis slams 'con' linking him to binary trading – don't be tempted by risky investment
An advert is falsely claiming Martin made money from a type of investment which he would never use or recommend
16 February 2017
Autumn Statement 2016: Pensions freedoms loophole tightened
Older savers who carry on putting money in a pension after withdrawing cash from it face new curbs
23 November 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
HSBC investment mis-selling compensation net widened
HSBC has widened the redress net following the revelation salesmen mis-sold investments to the dying
8 December 2011
HSBC to pay £40m for mis-selling to the elderly
HSBC subsidiary NHFA sold risky investments to those in their 80s who had little time to claw back losses before they died
5 December 2011
Hope for child trust fund holders who want 'better' junior Isas
The Government will consider allowing child trust fund holders to convert their money into a junior Isa in future
11 November 2011
Child trust fund warning as vouchers set to expire
The last set of child trust fund vouchers will be automatically invested in potentially poor-paying accounts unless parents act soon
17 October 2011
Guest Comment: How financial advice will change for good
If you have a financial adviser there are fundamental changes on the horizon which will affect how you access and pay for advice
30 September 2011
ICB report recommends banks separate retail and investment arms to avert future crises
The report states UK banks should ring-fence money deposited by the public from 'casino' operations
12 September 2011
8 travel-money must-knows
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Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
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Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022New and existing customers will now need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data in 49 European countries and destinations.
Struggling with energy bill debt? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you're not a customer1 July 2022The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help people clear debts owed to their energy provider – and you don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit.
BT, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone and others pledge to help broadband and mobile customers struggling with bills1 July 2022The UK's biggest broadband and mobile providers – BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone – have agreed to a set of measures aimed to ensure customers struggling to pay their bills during the cost of living crisis don't get cut off from essential services.
30 June 2022Homebuyers who purchase a new leasehold property will no longer have to pay ground rent from today, as long-awaited legislation kicks in. The move could result in savings of £100s a year for homeowners – though new and existing leaseholders still need to beware the dangers of a short lease, as we explain below.
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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