PayPal to introduce £9 a year fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it
PayPal is set to introduce an annual fee of up to £12 for users whose accounts have been inactive for a year or more - but you can avoid the charge by logging into your account before the deadline in December
7 December 2020
eBay shakes up seller fees and switches to direct payments – what you need to know
eBay sellers will soon be paid directly into their bank rather than into PayPal accounts. It means PayPal will no longer take a slice of your earnings, but eBay's hiking fees. We explain the full details on what's happening and who the winners and losers are
26 November 2020
PayPal warning: Paying someone you don't know? DON'T use 'friends and family'
PayPal users encouraged by sellers to make payments via its 'friends and family' option instead of 'goods and services' are unnecessarily leaving themselves without payment protection
10 March 2020
Craft Channel customers left reeling over missing orders – your rights
Orders from the shopping channel have failed to arrive amid a change of ownership, with viewers feeling strung along
6 February 2017
'I reclaimed £1,300 after Lowcostholidays collapsed, so thanks MSE!' – users share their success stories
More than 130 holidaymakers with the defunct travel firm have told us they got their money back using our tips
26 August 2016
The top 15 life hacks of 2015
£67-worth of shopping for 11p, PayPal warning, cheap stolen goods, Easyjet refund and more top life hacks
9 December 2015
Social Discount Network order failed to arrive? How to get your money back
Dozens of angry shoppers who ordered from 'Social Discount Network' say they've been left in the dark over their items
23 October 2015
Buy cheap stolen goods – plus other life hacks
Here are our fifteen weird, wonderful, powerful (and of course legal) ways to save money
30 June 2015
Buying goods using PayPal? You'll get better protection from June
If you buy goods using PayPal, you'll have longer to complain when things go wrong under changes from June
16 April 2014
Sim-only provider Ovivo shuts down: Know your rights
Mobile phone firm Ovivo shut down last night without warning, leaving 50,000 customers in the lurch
20 March 2014
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Martin Lewis tells ministers it's time to stop hiding the student living loan parental contribution - parents should be told they may be expected to pay £1,000s12 June 2021While tuition fees get all the column inches, the biggest practical problem most students face is hidden. The living loan and/ or grant students receive is slashed based on parental income but there's no warning this gap needs filling. Today, MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has written to ministers to urge them to stop hiding the university parental contributions built into the student finance system.
Energy bills set to rocket for millions later this year as experts predict £100+/yr price cap rise – check if you can beat hikes by switching11 June 2021Around 11 million households on standard energy tariffs are likely to see huge price rises this winter, with industry experts Cornwall Insight predicting an increase of more than £100/yr to regulator Ofgem's price cap. But many can beat the hikes and save £100s by switching now.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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