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Mortgage rates at historic lows – can you save?
Many people can slash £1,000's a year off their mortgage costs, so everyone should check if they can save now
18 February 2015
Mortgage prices edging up – despite base rate staying at 0.5%
The cost of a new mortgage is showing signs of edging up despite the Bank of England base rate remaining unchanged
8 May 2014
New mortgage rules: How do they affect you?
Potential home buyers who want a mortgage will have to have their finances scrutinised more closely from tomorrow
25 April 2014
Overpaying your mortgage in December could save £100s
Borrowers with mortgages where the interest is calculated once a year could save by overpaying now
17 December 2013
Best buy mortgage deals could be at risk
Some best buy deals have been pulled after a rise in the rate at which banks lend to each other
15 August 2013
Mortgage rates hit record lows... but watch out for high fees
Some mortgages with higher headline rates may be more suitable, highlighting the importance of factoring in fees
8 February 2013
How mortgage overpayments this month can save £100s
Borrowers with mortgages where the interest is calculated once a year could save by overpaying in the next few weeks
7 December 2012
Co-op launches lowest-ever five-year fixed mortgage
The deal has prompted brokers to suggest homeowners consider fixing their mortgage given the ultra-low offers available
26 November 2012
Mortgage rates down... but top deals hard to get
Mortgage rates have fallen, but the top deals are still only available to borrowers with a sizeable deposit
16 October 2012
HSBC launches lowest-ever five-year fixed mortgage
HSBC has launched a five-year fixed deal with a record low rate amid a time of economic uncertainty
13 July 2012
18 May 2022
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17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills17 May 2022NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.
17 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
Customers of collapsed rent-to-own firm BrightHouse unlikely to receive any form of refund - here are all the details16 May 2022Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.
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.
3 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.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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