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
Hit by floods or storms? Tips for insurance and travel problems
Storms have battered home and left tens of thousands of homes remain without power. We explains your rights
13 February 2014
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances