Mastercard £14bn class action case returns to court next month - what it means for you
A £14 billion landmark class action case against Mastercard, which could see consumers receive hundreds each, is set to return to court next month.
22 February 2021
Order fom Ocado before Christmas? Check your bank statements as customers hit by delayed charges
Some Ocado customers who made orders before Christmas using their Mastercards have only just had their payments taken, leaving them with delayed charges of £100+ in some cases
28 January 2020
Got a prepaid Mastercard? You won't be offered rip-off currency conversions from this week
We've long warned travellers to pay in the local currency rather than pounds to avoid hideous exchange rates - and from Friday, if you've a Mastercard prepaid card you won't be offered transactions in pounds at all
8 April 2019
Visa, Mastercard and American Express act to tackle contactless card security flaw
Card schemes are taking action to deal with a security flaw which means contactless cards can be used AFTER cancellation
23 February 2018
Mastercard to verify payments by selfies or fingerprint scans from next year
All Mastercard users will be able to verify themselves with biometrics such as fingerprint scans or facial recognition
24 January 2018
New 'sustainable' loyalty scheme launched for Mastercard customers
Mastercard customers can collect points when shopping at 'sustainable' retailers as part of a new loyalty scheme
12 December 2017
Avoid holiday rip-offs by ALWAYS keeping hold of the card machine AFTER entering your PIN
Holidaymakers paying by card risk being overcharged by businesses that manipulate payment terminals
17 August 2017
Hopes for Mastercard class action appeal
Former financial services ombudsman has now asked for permission to appeal in Mastercard case
14 August 2017
Mastercard class action legal claim refused by tribunal
An unprecedented legal bid to bring a class action lawsuit against Mastercard has been refused at a tribunal hearing
21 July 2017
Amex mulls payments shake-up to tackle contactless card security flaw
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7 April 2017
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Energy bills set to rocket for millions later this year as experts predict £100+/yr price cap rise – check if you can beat hikes by switching11 June 2021Around 11 million households on standard energy tariffs are likely to see huge price rises this winter, with industry experts Cornwall Insight predicting an increase of more than £100/yr to regulator Ofgem's price cap. But many can beat the hikes and save £100s by switching now.
11 June 2021Monzo users shopping at Tesco stores across the country may have been charged twice after a "technical error". Tesco says it is investigating and adds that it aims to reverse duplicate transactions within a day. Affected Monzo customers can also reverse payments via its banking app. Here's what you need to know.
10 June 2021Thousands of savers hoping to transfer to Nationwide's 'Member Exclusive Fixed Rate ISA' are facing delays, with some waiting as long as three months. It comes after the building society was inundated with requests for the new account, which was a MoneySavingExpert.com best buy at the time of its launch in March.
Thousands of Lifetime ISA bonus payments delayed ahead of stamp duty deadline after HMRC technical error9 June 2021Thousands of Lifetime ISA savers have had their 25% bonus payments delayed by over a week after a HMRC "technical error". It means some first-time buyers looking to purchase a home before the stamp duty holiday ends this month could be left as much as £1,000 out of pocket, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.
Furniture Village customer? Here's the latest on orders and shoppers' details after it was hit by a cyber attack9 June 2021Customers are facing delays as Furniture Village orders have been disrupted after it was hit by a cyber attack. Orders are now being rescheduled but shoppers should consider changing online passwords and remaining alert for suspicious activity as it's unclear if personal information is at risk.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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