Mobile and broadband providers to make it easier for users to cancel under new rules
The change comes under new rules that took effect earlier this month (17 June), which are designed to help consumers make more informed choices about the deal that works best for them.
22 June 2022
Plusnet and John Lewis broadband customers to get automatic compensation for service issues – here's how to get money back
Plusnet and John Lewis broadband customers will be automatically compensated for delayed repairs and loss of service.
5 May 2022
Shell Energy to axe £15 broadband switching 'cease fee'
Shell Energy is to scrap a controversial £15 'cease fee' it charges customers who switch away from the firm or cancel their contract, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal. It comes after we queried the fee with regulator Ofcom and it asked Shell Energy to explain the charge - though Shell insists it was already reviewing the fee as it prepares to take on 450,000 Post Office customers later this year.
4 October 2021
Mobile firms to be banned from selling 'locked' phones
Mobile companies will be banned from selling 'locked' phones which only work with their network, under new rules coming into force at the end of next year
27 October 2020
More broadband firms agree to cut prices for vulnerable and out-of-contract customers after Ofcom review
EE, Plusnet and Sky have become the latest broadband firms to commit to doing more to help vulnerable and out-of-contract customers, as part of an Ofcom review which the watchdog claims could result in total savings for consumers of £270 million per year
28 July 2020
Phone and broadband firms told to treat vulnerable customers fairly under new regulator guidance
Phone, broadband and pay-TV firms must give extra support to vulnerable customers – which could include payment holidays and tariff advice – under new guidance from communications watchdog Ofcom
23 July 2020
Broadband shake-up tackles rip-off prices for loyal customers – but most could save more by switching
Some of the biggest broadband providers are set to cut costs for those loyal customers paying expensive out-of-contract prices by March 2020, under new measures announced by the telecoms regulator. Yet don't be fooled, the best deals will still be for switchers.
26 September 2019
Giffgaff fined after overcharging millions of customers
The mobile firm has been fined £1.4 million after an error meant about 2.6 million customers were overcharged by almost £2.9 million
30 July 2019
118 directory enquiry call charges capped from today
From today, people who call directory enquiry services will be charged a maximum of £3.65 per 90 seconds, after a price cap was introduced by Ofcom.
2 April 2019
Regulators 'need to do more' to prove they protect consumers
The spending watchdog has said that the regulators for financial services, energy, water and communications sectors are unable to prove they are offering enough protection for consumers
20 March 2019
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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.
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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