Mobile phone costs
Three to hit pay-as-you-go customers with steep price hike from February
Three pay-as-you-go mobile users will see the cost of using their phones both in the UK and abroad rocket from 16 February with the price of calls, texts and data increasing by up to 1,650%. But you can leave penalty-free and switch to a cheaper deal
12 January 2021
Apple launches iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max – how to find the cheapest deals
Tech giant Apple has unveiled its range of new iPhones - the iPhone 11, the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. It's also cut the price of its current models including the iPhone XR and iPhone 8.
19 September 2019
Giffgaff fined after overcharging millions of customers
The mobile firm has been fined £1.4 million after an error meant about 2.6 million customers were overcharged by almost £2.9 million
30 July 2019
EE to hike cost of out-of-bundle calls and texts
Pay-monthly EE customers will have to pay more for calls and texts not included in their plans from August, as the mobile giant has announced it's hiking out-of-bundle prices
25 June 2019
Tesco Clubcard customers can now use points to buy a phone
Tesco Clubcard customers can now use vouchers to buy or reduce the cost of new pay-monthly phones with Tesco Mobile
19 June 2019
Virgin Mobile to offer free data or day's refund after outage
Virgin Mobile customers who were affected by Tuesday's outage will be offered free data or compensation, the firm has announced
16 May 2019
New price cap on calls and texts to Europe kicks in today
The price of making an international call from the UK to an EU country will be capped at around 20p/min from today - but you're still likely to be able to save by calling via the internet
15 May 2019
Giffgaff increases pay-as-you-go prices – but boosts allowances too
Mobile operator Giffgaff is increasing the price of its two cheapest pay-as-you-go bundles, known as goodybags, while increasing the number of calls they include.
26 April 2019
Vodafone to increase pay-monthly mobile prices by 2.5%
Vodafone customers on pay-monthly mobile contracts and mobile broadband contracts and will see a 2.5% price rise from next month
20 March 2019
Virgin Mobile announces price hikes for 250,000 customers
About 250,000 Virgin Mobile customers will see their bills rise from April
21 February 2019
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18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
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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