Travellers warned of 10-week passport renewal wait - so apply NOW if hoping to go away this summer
Hopeful holidaymakers have been urged to apply for new passports or to renew existing ones as soon as possible to avoid delays of up to ten weeks. Usually passports take between four and six weeks to be processed.
12 April 2021
Passport application backlog of 410,000 due to coronavirus delays
There is currently a backlog of 410,000 UK passport applications due to coronavirus-related delays, according to new Government figures
22 July 2020
Three million pay extra for passports after leaving it late to renew
More than three million applications for pricier premium and fast-track passport renewals have been made in the past five years, costing travellers an extra £130 million, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
20 November 2018
Post Office launches 'digital' passport renewals
The Post Office will now let you renew your passport online at 725 branches across the UK - but it'll cost £15 more than doing it yourself
9 November 2018
Revealed: Passport applicants given shorter renewals after stealth rule change
Travellers have found time left on their existing passport hasn't been added to their new one after renewing
13 September 2018
Warning: 75,000 a week miss out on cheapest passport application rates
100,000s of Brits are paying more than they need to for a new or replacement passport, official data shows
3 July 2018
Passport prices go up on 27 March - how to beat the hike
Online passport application costs are set to increase by £3 and postal application costs by £12.50
30 January 2018
Worried about airport security delays? Here's what you need to know
UK passengers flying to and from Europe are facing long queues at some airports – here's what you need to know
2 August 2017
20 nifty over-50s MoneySaving tips
Are you missing out on pension credit worth £35 a week? This, and many other over-50s MoneySaving tips
8 June 2016
US border agency blunder ruins holidays and costs British tourists £100s
Holidaymakers have had to cancel holidays and pay for new passports after their travel documents were mistakenly revoked
1 April 2016
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
Beware Klarna's new 'pay now' service
You may lose vital protections
17 Netflix hacks
Watch Squid Games etc for less
Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
Ciate £148 of nail polish for £35
Via Advent calendar code
John Lewis' £100 voucher is back
If you do BIG spends there
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26 October 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Wales, following the successful roll-out of versions in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
26 October 2021This so-called "number spoofing" tactic is commonly used by fraudsters to encourage the recipient to believe a call is legitimate, which means they are more likely to answer it.
26 October 2021A UK rate rise is on the cards, so can you lock-in cheaply now to save £1,000s?. Here's Martin's mortgage heads up.
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26 October 2021The Treasury has launched a new Green Savings Bond that will be welcome news for those wanting to support green projects but the bond only pays interest of 0.65% a year, which is far below the top-paying three-year fixed savings deals. MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has branded the rate "pants".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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