Student tuition fees in England set to be frozen for another year
Student tuition fees in England are set to be frozen for another year under new plans put forward by the Government today
21 January 2021
Martin Lewis' 'how to slash all debt costs' January masterclass
Can't afford to clear your debt? You can't afford not to try to move it to 0%, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis writes. You could save £1,000s on credit cards, mortgages, overdrafts, loans, store cards, buy-no-pay-later (BNPL) and more - here's how
21 January 2021
Revealed: 100,000+ overpaid student loans last year because they were on the WRONG payment plan – how to reclaim
More than 100,000 people overpaid student loans in the last year alone as they were recorded as being on the wrong loan plan – and many can reclaim £100s or even £1,000s
15 December 2020
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
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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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