One in seven worry about money 'every day' during the run-up to Christmas
Nearly one in seven Brits worry about money every day in the lead-up to Christmas, according to National Debtline
6 December 2017
New advice service launched for those with mental health and debt problems
The charity Mental Health UK has set up a new debt advice service for those with money and mental health problems
28 November 2017
Increase in debts passed to bailiffs by local authorities - here's what you need to know
The number of debts passed to bailiffs by local authorities in England and Wales has jumped 14% in two years
14 November 2017
A credit card debt-cutting masterclass
A host of new cards and offers to help you slash debt + get paid to shift credit and store cards to 0%
4 January 2017
12 MoneySaving tips to do NOW – incl gift return rights, mega sales & free £200
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30 December 2016
Lenders 'miss early chances' to spot and help struggling customers
The Financial Conduct Authority has examined the issue of late and missed loan payments to see what help lenders give
13 December 2016
Call for 'breathing space' bill to give those with debt a year’s respite
People experiencing money troubles could soon benefit from up to a year's 'breathing space' from the drivers of debt
20 October 2016
StepChange's debt research reignites calls for 'breathing space' scheme
Stark survey results showing the poor treatment of people in debt have reignited calls for a 'breathing space' scheme
8 June 2016
PayPlan 'Cover My Payments' member? Check if you should ditch it and get your money back
Letters sent by PayPlan cast doubts over whether people fully understood the membership schemes they were buying
5 May 2015
Payday loan crisis calls up 94%
The National Debtline charity took over 20,000 calls for help with payday loans in 2012, up 94% from the previous year
27 February 2013
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£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
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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.
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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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