Money and Mental Health Policy Institute
Urgent action called for as mental health sufferers consider or attempt suicide after finances hit during the pandemic
People with mental health problems have faced a much bigger hit to their finances during the pandemic than the wider population and are three times more likely to have fallen into serious debt, according to the results of a major national survey published today.
24 November 2021
Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert and Which? urge minister to share 'legal advice' preventing Government from including scam ads in the Online Safety Bill
Martin Lewis, Which?, MoneySavingExpert (MSE) and, the Money & Mental Health Policy Institute have today written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), calling on her to share 'legal advice' she says is blocking harmful paid-for scam advertising from being included in the upcoming Online Safety Bill.
10 November 2021
Halifax and Bank of Scotland awarded 'Mental Health Accessible' accreditation as they improve services for vulnerable customers
The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has awarded Halifax and Bank of Scotland its 'Mental Health Accessible' accreditation for businesses.
29 September 2021
Campaigners call for action to fix 'absurd' universal credit flaws stopping vulnerable people getting help managing benefits
Campaigners have called on the Government to fix "absurd flaws" with the benefits system that prevent vulnerable people from getting help from family and friends to manage their Universal Credit accounts. Without this help, campaigners warn claimants ultimately risk losing their benefits.
26 May 2021
New help for millions in debt crisis - you can now get two months' 'breathing space' from interest and enforcement action
New rules giving those in England and Wales who are struggling with problem debt a 60-day grace period to get their finances back under control come into force today, in a huge victory for MoneySavingExpert.com and others who've campaigned hard on the issue.
4 May 2021
Campaigners call for new online harms regulator to cover scams as mental health sufferers 'three times as likely' to fall victim to fraud
Mental health sufferers are three times more likely to fall victim to online scams, while the coronavirus pandemic has made the threat worse - and now campaigners are calling on the Government to act
9 December 2020
Victory over debt threats as Government agrees to end distressing default letters
The Government has today agreed to change old laws which force lenders to send intimidating letters to people struggling with debt, in a key campaign victory for the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute charity set up by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis
7 October 2020
Millions in debt crisis to be helped by two-month 'breathing space'
New rules which will give people struggling with problem debt a grace period of 60 days to get their finances back under control are set to help millions, according to new estimates published by the Government
6 February 2020
GPs 'missing critical opportunity' to help people with mental illness avoid financial problems
Healthcare professionals have a "crucial role" in helping people with mental health problems avoid financial difficulties, according to a new report – but many patients aren't being offered this support
3 December 2019
Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander planning to let you block gambling transactions
At least four more high street banks - the Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander - are working on plans to help customers restrict their spending on gambling, after Barclays became the first to do so last month
4 January 2019
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30 June 2022Homebuyers who purchase a new leasehold property will no longer have to pay ground rent from today, as long-awaited legislation kicks in. The move could result in savings of £100s a year for homeowners – though new and existing leaseholders still need to beware the dangers of a short lease, as we explain below.
Trying to open a Chase account? There's an up to five-week delay due to high demand - here's what you need to know30 June 2022App-only bank Chase has admitted there are delays of up to five weeks for new customers attempting to open a current account due to high demand. It comes after Chase launched its easy-access savings account - with a then market-leading rate of 1.5% - in March. Here's what you need to know.
Government orders UK airlines to cancel flights earlier rather than later to avoid further travel chaos? Here are your cancellation rights30 June 2022Easyjet and Tui have become the latest airlines to cancel flights at the last minute leaving passengers in the lurch during the school half-term holidays. If your flight is cancelled, you're due an alternative or a full refund. Plus, if it's less than 14 days before departure you could be owed £100s in compensation on top - here's all you need to know.
Shoppers unhappy as supermarket comparison site Trolley could be forced to close - here's what's happening28 June 2022Supermarket price comparison site Trolley is on the brink of shutting down over licensing issues. If it closes, hundreds of thousands of users will no longer be able to use it to save money when grocery shopping - here's what's happening.
28 June 2022Netflix has confirmed it will introduce a cheaper subscription plan for its users that includes adverts. We don't have all the details yet but here's what we do know.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 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.
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.
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