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: Take weekly screen grabs of your online energy account in case your supplier goes bust24 September 2021In the first episode of a new series of his live ITV show, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has urged households across the country to take a screenshot of their energy account incase their provider goes bust. In the past couple of weeks alone, five energy providers have gone bust with households expecting a significant rise in energy bills this winter.
JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares24 September 2021Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?
24 September 2021The change, which the Government says will be implemented as soon as Parliamentary time allows for it, will make it illegal for employers to withhold tips from their workers.
Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts when they shop using Sainsbury's 'scan and go' service in stores24 September 2021Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts of up to 30% off certain items in their Sainsbury's shop when they use its 'scan and go' service in store. But you can't currently get the offers when you shop online at the supermarket.
PCR travel test providers given official warning amid concerns over misleading prices and unfair practices24 September 2021PCR Covid test providers have been told by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to clean up their practices amid concerns they may be breaking consumer law. An open letter has been written by the watchdog identifying a number of "harmful" practices, which it says it will further investigate.
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...
16 August 2021
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