HSBC, First Direct, M&S Bank or John Lewis Finance customer? If you've been in arrears in the past you may be sent a cheque for £100
HSBC Group says an internal review uncovered instances where customers in arrears hadn't received the quality of service expected between 2010 and 2019
14 December 2020
Revealed: 700,000+ overpaid a combined £100m+ on student loans last year – how to reclaim
A huge number of graduates and other student loan borrowers repaid over £100m more than they needed to last year, new figures obtained by MoneySavingExpert.com reveal. The vast majority of this cash hasn't been claimed back - but the good news is, if you've overpaid, it's easy to reclaim
20 October 2020
Student Loans Company's new 'quick repayment' tool is dangerous and irresponsible, says Martin Lewis
MoneySavingExpert.com is today slamming "irresponsible and dangerous" changes made by the Student Loans Company to its website, which fly in the face of evidence and recommendations presented to both it and the Government
10 August 2020
High-cost credit firms rapped for suggesting customers borrow more to fund 'exotic' holidays
Some high-cost credit firms are allowing repeated borrowing which puts consumers at risk of building up high levels of debt, and using marketing messages that suggest customers can borrow extra money in order to fund exotic holidays, a review by the financial regulator has found
6 August 2020
Regulator to ban interest rate-linked car finance commission
The financial regulator has announced it will ban commission models that give car finance dealers an incentive to raise customers’ costs from next year
28 July 2020
Car finance and high-cost credit payment holidays extended
The financial regulator has confirmed further measures to support borrowers struggling to make payments on car finance deals, buy-now-pay-later agreements and other credit products due to the coronavirus pandemic, with many able to get another three-month payment holiday if needed
15 July 2020
Tide halts bounce back loan lending, leaving 10,000s stuck on its waiting list
Business banking fintech firm Tide has stopped offering bounce back loans and has closed its waiting list to new borrowers after failing to secure funding to support its lending
8 July 2020
Car finance and high-cost credit payment holidays set to be extended
The financial regulator has proposed further measures to support borrowers struggling to make payments on car finance deals, buy-now-pay-later agreements and other credit products due to the coronavirus pandemic, with many set to be offered another three-month payment holiday if needed
3 July 2020
Bounce Back Loan MSE Survey results: HSBC & Tide worst service + new customers & sole traders struggle + delays common
Substantial numbers of bounce back loan applicants suffer delays, rejections and credit checks, a MoneySavingExpert.com survey of more than 5,000 small business applicants has found
30 June 2020
Payday lender Sunny goes into administration
Payday loan provider Sunny has collapsed into administration and will no longer be offering new loans
29 June 2020
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27 September 2021Martin Lewis has AGAIN warned the Government against possible retrospective changes to the terms and conditions of existing student loan contracts. In a new video, the MoneySavingExpert.com founder responds to reports of a possible shake-up to student loans, which could see the earnings threshold you start repaying at cut, costing many £400/yr more.
27 September 2021Energy suppliers Avro Energy and Green have become the latest firms to cease trading, affecting more than 800,000 households. If you're with either firm, your energy supply will continue and credit balances are protected. But DON'T switch now – sit tight and wait until your new supplier has contacted you.
British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power open Warm Home Discount schemes for this winter - how to apply and get £140 off your energy bill27 September 2021Households on a low income and in receipt of certain benefits may be able to get £140 off their energy bill this winter under the Warm Home Discount scheme. It comes as major suppliers, including British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power, have reopened their schemes for 2021/22.
27 September 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
27 September 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
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...
16 August 2021
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