Warning: Holiday booking scams jump by a third - here's how to avoid them
Holidaymakers should watch out as new data from Lloyds Bank shows travel-related scams have increased by a third over the year to March, with fraudsters targeting those booking package holidays, flights, hotels and caravans. Here’s how to try and avoid them - and what to do if you've been scammed.
29 April 2022
Universal credit and other benefits to rise from today - how to check you're not missing out
Millions of people will see a slight increase to their benefit payments starting from this month. Benefits such as universal credit, child benefits and state pension payments will see a rise. Here’s everything you need to know.
11 April 2022
Over 1.2 million subscription payments cancelled as people feel the squeeze of the cost of living crisis, according to Lloyds Bank
Over 1.2 million subscription payments have been stopped since summer 2021, as customers becoming increasingly worried about the cost-of-living crisis, research by Lloyds Bank has revealed.
8 April 2022
People cut back on adding money to their pensions and investment ISAs as the cost of living crisis takes its toll – finds poll
A quarter (24%) of people have stopped paying into long-term investments, such as ISAs or pensions, as the cost-of-living crisis takes its toll, research by Interactive Investor has found.
8 April 2022
Struggling to pay your vet bills? The RSPCA is warning people to avoid home remedies and to go elsewhere for your pet's prescription
An increasing number of people are struggling to afford pet bills amid the cost-of-living crisis. But, thanks to guidance released by the RSPCA, there are small things pet owners can do to help them save extra cash.
8 April 2022
Friday is the cheapest day to fly, research suggests – with flights to Milan the best value for money
Friday is the cheapest day to travel by plane, research conducted by Skyscanner has revealed. Out of the seven days of the week holidaymakers could save 9% by travelling out of the UK on this day.
6 April 2022
Growing numbers told they won't get £150 council tax rebate this month with further delays expected - but set up your direct debit now
People should brace for the prospect that the £150 council tax rebate might not come in April, with reports of local councils informing residents that a software issue has caused delays. Make sure you’ve set up a direct debit now to help prevent further delays.
6 April 2022
Chase launches market-leading savings account that pays 1.5% and allows you to put away up to £250,000 – here’s all you need to know
JP Morgan’s digital bank Chase has today (28 March) launched the Chase Saver account, a new option for customers to increase their savings, offering a 1.5% AER variable rate. Savers will be able to deposit up to £250,000 across all accounts from any other bank account they have.
28 March 2022
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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.
BT, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone and others pledge to help broadband and mobile customers struggling with bills28 June 2022The UK's biggest broadband and mobile providers – BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone – have agreed to a set of measures aimed to ensure customers struggling to pay their bills during the cost of living crisis don't get cut off from essential services.
Struggling with energy bills but don't get the £150 council tax help? Check our council-by-council list to see if you're due further support28 June 2022If you weren't eligible for the £150 council tax rebate to help with the cost of living but are struggling to pay your energy bills, you may be entitled to a one-off cash payment. We've trawled the websites of every UK council to see which ones have released their eligibility criteria for the money, and so check below.
27 June 2022New subscribers to Now should watch out for its £5 a month Boost package being added automatically when they take out the streaming service. Here's what to look for and how to unsubscribe.
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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