Fares for London bus and tube passengers to jump by the biggest amount in a decade – here’s what is happening
Londoners who use the tube and bus will have to pay more, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced today. Single tube fares will rise by 10p in Zone 1 and between 10p and 30p across the rest of the underground network.
14 February 2022
TfL to shake up Oyster card deposit refunds – check if you can get cash back
Transport for London customers who buy an Oyster card from Sun 23 Feb will only be able to get their £5 deposit refunded if they keep the card for more than a year
10 February 2020
London passengers overpay £184m for pricey travelcards – here's how to avoid paying extra
Over 37 million peak daily London travelcards were bought over the last five years, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal – even though they're ALWAYS more expensive than paying by Oyster card or contactless
12 December 2019
Got an unused Oyster card? You could claim a share of £350m
Millions of London commuters and visitors could pocket a share of the almost £350 million floating around on unused Oyster cards
13 November 2018
Millions of Londoners using unregistered Oyster cards - here's why you should register yours
Millions of Londoners risk not being able to get a refund if their Oyster card is lost or stolen
9 April 2018
Have you got an unused Oyster card lying around? You can claim part of £223m if so
Transport for London is now sitting on £223m in unused Oyster card credit, its latest figures have revealed
8 August 2016
London Tube and bus fares to rise by 1%
Tube and bus fares in London will rise by 1% on average from 2 January 2016
13 November 2015
Tube fares to rise 2.5% next year, but daily usage caps will fall
Tube fares will increase by slightly less next year than they did this year, but the daily cap for PAYG users will fall
11 November 2014
Contactless payments scheme launches on the London Underground
From today millions of people will be able to travel on the London Underground using contactless payment cards
16 September 2014
Contactless payments coming to London's Tube in September
You'll be able to use contactless payments on London's Tube system from 16 September, Transport for London's confirmed
25 July 2014
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Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
Over 100,000 Vodafone customers unable to redeem Airtime Rewards to put towards their phone bill – here’s what you can do18 May 2022More than 100,000 Vodafone customers have been unable to redeem Airtime Rewards against their mobile phone bill since the start of May due to a technical glitch. The cashback scheme has implemented a temporary fix, which sees cashback paid into your bank account, for now. Here is all you need to know.
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
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.
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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