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
8 travel-money must-knows
Don't overpay to pay (ole!)
Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
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If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
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£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
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30 June 2022Homebuyers who purchase a new leasehold property will no longer have to pay ground rent from today, as long-awaited legislation kicks in. The move could result in savings of £100s a year for homeowners – though new and existing leaseholders still need to beware the dangers of a short lease, as we explain below.
Trying to open a Chase account? There's an up to five-week delay due to high demand - here's what you need to know30 June 2022App-only bank Chase has admitted there are delays of up to five weeks for new customers attempting to open a current account due to high demand. It comes after Chase launched its easy-access savings account - with a then market-leading rate of 1.5% - in March. Here's what you need to know.
Government orders UK airlines to cancel flights earlier rather than later to avoid further travel chaos? Here are your cancellation rights30 June 2022Easyjet and Tui have become the latest airlines to cancel flights at the last minute leaving passengers in the lurch during the school half-term holidays. If your flight is cancelled, you're due an alternative or a full refund. Plus, if it's less than 14 days before departure you could be owed £100s in compensation on top - here's all you need to know.
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.
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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