'I was hounded by bailiffs and turned down for a mortgage – because of my credit file doppelganger'
A man called Andy Smith who shares his name and date of birth with someone else has told how his namesake's financial problems had a knock-on effect on his life for over a decade
23 July 2019
Want to have your say on the investigation into the leasehold market? You've got until tomorrow
Homeowners have until tomorrow to give their views on the leasehold housing market to the competition watchdog
11 July 2019
Birmingham Midshires pays compensation to mortgage customers
Birmingham Midshires is paying compensation to some customers after wrongly calculating their monthly mortgage payments, and one customer has already received over £1,600. Here's what you need to know
3 July 2019
No-fault evictions set to be banned in England
Renters in England would no longer face evictions at short notice without good reason under new plans outlined by the Government
15 April 2019
Government to sell former Northern Rock mortgages
The Government has announced it is selling off 66,000 mortgages and unsecured loans originally held by NRAM, formerly part of failed lender Northern Rock
2 April 2019
Homeowners could switch to a cheaper mortgage more easily as lending rules are set to be relaxed
Tens of thousands of mortgage prisoners are now one step closer to being freed, after the financial regulator began consulting on relaxing mortgage affordability rules, in an important step forward for MoneySavingExpert.com's long-running campaign.
26 March 2019
New housing complaints service to help tenants and homeowners escalate their disputes
A new single complaints service for renters and homeowners in England is to be launched, in a step forward for MoneySavingExpert's campaign for reform - but there's still more to be done
24 January 2019
Rule change to free mortgage prisoners could happen 'fairly quickly'
FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey, was speaking to MPs this morning
15 January 2019
Lifeline for mortgage prisoners as MSE campaign takes huge step forward
The announcement is a huge step forward for MoneySavingExpert.com, which has been campaigning on the issue for years
10 January 2019
Online estate agent Emoov goes into administration
Online estate agent Emoov is set to go into administration, sparking fears customers could be left out of pocket
4 December 2018
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Autumn Budget 2021: Concerns raised over potential moves to raise the 0.75% charging cap on pensions27 October 2021The Government said it is to consult on possible changes to the 0.75% cap on pension fund charges, potentially raising the ceiling so that the funds can be used to invest in more expensive projects, such as renewable energy.
Autumn Budget 2021: Universal Credit cash boost confirmed for millions of workers but £20 uplift won't return27 October 2021The taper rate, which is the amount Universal Credit payments are reduced by when you're in work, will fall from 63% to 55%.
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