Zopa to close ALL investor accounts - what this means for you
Zopa has this week closed all of its 60,000 existing investor accounts. If you're an investor, you'll be able to access your money by 31 January 2022 at the latest. If you're a borrower, nothing is changing and you should carry on with your repayments as normal.
8 December 2021
Over 78,000 QuickQuid borrowers expected to receive payouts after being mis-sold loans - but they'll only get back up to half of what they paid
Around 78,500 QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket borrowers, who were mis-sold loans they couldn't afford, are expected to receive refunds of some of the interest and fees they were charged. But they'll only get back up to half of what they paid - and some will receive less than a third.
30 November 2021
How to borrow at 0%, ie, no cost (or as close to it as possible) – Martin Lewis's cards, loans, buy-now pay-later and overdrafts masterclass
Borrowing is dirt cheap right now, with the cheapest ever loan rates, the longest 0% spending card we've seen since mid 2020, and many more best buys.
30 November 2021
Student loan interest rates to drop for many next month and repayment thresholds to rise for some from April – what you need to know
Student loan interest rates will drop for many from September, the Department for Education has confirmed.
13 August 2021
Martin Lewis tells ministers it's time to stop hiding the student living loan parental contribution - parents should be told they may be expected to pay £1,000s
While tuition fees get all the column inches, the biggest practical problem most students face is hidden. The living loan and/ or grant students receive is slashed based on parental income but there's no warning this gap needs filling. Today, MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has written to ministers to urge them to stop hiding the university parental contributions built into the student finance system.
12 June 2021
Student loan interest rates set to drop in September – what you need to know
Student loan interest rates are set to drop for many students from September.
23 April 2021
FCA raises concerns over Amigo’s proposed redress scheme but 'won’t take action to block it'
The financial watchdog does not support a redress scheme proposed by the guarantor loans sector's largest lender, Amigo Loans, it's been revealed. But the Financial Conduct Authority doesn't plan to take action to stop the scheme if it's agreed on by borrowers and sanctioned by the High Court
25 March 2021
Student loan repayments to drop for many Scots by £500/yr from April
Many Scots with student loans will see repayments drop sharply next month, as the income threshold at which student loans begin to be repaid will rise from £19,390 to £25,000. The change may mean you pay less in the long run too, as many with student loans won't finish paying them off before they're automatically wiped after 30 years, though others could accrue more interest - we've full analysis below
18 March 2021
Millions could be due £750 payout as landmark legal claim filed against Experian - what you need to know
A landmark legal claim launched against credit reference agency Experian could see 49.8 million adults in England and Wales in line for compensation worth £750 each if successful - although there are no guarantees. Here's what you need to know
1 March 2021
Ratesetter to close all investor accounts and move borrowers’ loans to Metro Bank
All 45,000 existing investor accounts will be closed on 2 April. Here's what the change means for investors and borrowers alike.
3 February 2021
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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
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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