MSE to refer Starling bounce back loan complaints to regulator
MoneySavingExpert.com is to ask the financial regulator to investigate after receiving scores of complaints from sole traders who've been rejected for 'bounce back loans' with challenger bank Starling
2 June 2020
Mis-sold Wage Day Advance payday loan customers will get back less than 6% of compensation claims
Compensation will be just 5.68p in every £1 as administrator KPMG says there's no more money available for claims
22 May 2020
Payment freezes confirmed for car finance and high-cost credit customers struggling due to coronavirus
The financial regulator has confirmed a new set of payment freezes for customers struggling due to coronavirus, to be be introduced on Monday
24 April 2020
Payment freezes planned for car finance and high-cost credit customers struggling due to coronavirus
The financial regulator has proposed a new set of payment freezes for customers struggling financially due to Covid-19, on car finance deals, payday loans and buy-now-pay-later agreements
17 April 2020
Credit score builder Loqbox hit by data breach
Some customers of credit history-building tool Loqbox have had personal and financial data compromised after the firm was hit by a "sophisticated and complex" cyber-attack
2 March 2020
Payday lender 247Moneybox collapses
Payday loans provider 247Moneybox has collapsed into administration and will no longer be offering loans
2 December 2019
Payday lender QuickQuid goes into administration – what you need to know
Britain's biggest payday lender has said it will pull out of the UK after a series of complaints and regulatory uncertainty rocked the business
26 October 2019
Peer-to-peer lender Funding Secure goes into administration – what you need to know
Peer-to-peer lender Funding Secure has gone into administration – here's what you need to know
24 October 2019
Zopa launches new credit-scoring tool
Peer-to-peer lender Zopa has launched a new free credit-scoring tool
16 October 2019
Clampdown on car finance commission 'to save drivers £165m'
Motorists are predicted to save around £165 million a year under new proposals from the financial regulator to ban dealers from taking commission linked to the interest rate on car financing
15 October 2019
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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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