Payday loan powers to be debated by MPs
MPs will debate whether regulators should have greater powers over payday lenders
12 July 2013
MPs overpaid by £11,000 already according to the public
There is widespread opposition to pay rises for MPs, according to a poll of over 10,000 MoneySavingExpert.com users
11 July 2013
MPs brand OFT 'ineffective' for not protecting vulnerable
The Public Accounts Committee has slammed the OFT for failing to take tough action against 'predatory' lenders
31 May 2013
Banks should warn over savings safety limit, survey says
Banks should make it clear to savers when their deposits exceed the £85,000 compensation limit, an FSCS survey has found
10 April 2013
Credit card interest should be capped, MP says
Labour's Yvonne Fovargue wants interest to stop once a user has paid interest equivalent to three times the sum borrowed
28 November 2012
Anger at Newcastle United's Wonga sponsorship deal
The football club has signed a four-year deal with the company, but civic leaders and MPs have condemned the decision
10 October 2012
Energy firms should pay compensation for doorstep mis-selling, MPs say
The Energy and Climate Change select committee is concerned many are pressured by salesmen into poor-value contracts
25 July 2011
"Staged accidents" drive up car insurance costs - report
11 March 2011
MPs to vote over payday loan curbs
20 January 2011
Drivers face soaring car insurance costs
10 November 2010
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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
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.
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