Spotify to hike prices for some by up to £24/yr
Spotify has emailed customers with its 'Premium Family' subscription notifying them that prices will rise by £2/mth from June.
26 April 2021
MPs warn concert-goers to avoid Viagogo
A committee of MPs has today taken the "highly unusual" step of warning consumers not to buy or sell tickets through secondary ticket selling website Viagogo
19 March 2019
Advertising watchdog lifts sanctions on Viagogo
The ASA has lifted sanctions placed on Viagogo after it changed the way it displayed prices
4 September 2018
'Don't buy tickets from Viagogo' – a warning from Martin
Three major secondary ticketing websites have promised to give better information about the tickets they are selling
25 April 2018
Competition watchdog to take action against ticket resale websites
The competition watchdog has today announced that it will take enforcement action against secondary ticketing websites
28 November 2017
Amazon launches fully fledged music streaming – here's how to get a discount
The online merchant unveiled Amazon Music Unlimited in the UK yesterday, with a subscription priced at £9.99/mth
15 November 2016
Spotify drops five-plays-per-song limit for free users
Spotify reverts to allowing free users unlimited access to all songs for 10 hours each month
19 March 2013
Fans overpay on ticket website, Channel 4 investigation claims
Channel 4's Dispatches claims the majority of tickets offered for sale on website Viagogo are not from fans
24 February 2012
Spotify cuts free music benefits
Free streaming site Spotify is cutting the amount of music users can listen to as part of its 'Open' service
14 April 2011
Fans told to Take That on concert refunds
16 December 2010
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19 May 2022Boots and Co-op are the latest retailers to increase the price of their meal deals. Boots has upped costs from £3.39 to £3.59, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in its London shops, while Co-op's meal deal has jumped from £3.50 to £3.75.
Financial regulator to punish banks and building societies that don't protect people's access to cash19 May 2022Under the new 'Financial Services and Markets Bill' banks and building societies will have to ensure cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available to customers in communities across the UK.
Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
Thousands of Vodafone customers unable to redeem Airtime Rewards to put towards their phone bill – here’s what you can do19 May 2022Almost 14,000 Vodafone customers have been unable to redeem Airtime Rewards against their mobile phone bill since the start of May due to a technical glitch. The cashback scheme has implemented a temporary fix, which sees cashback paid into your bank account, for now. Here is all you need to know.
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
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3 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.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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