169 million old £1 coins still out there - here's how to make them spendable again
Almost 170 million old £1 coins have yet to be returned to the Royal Mint
8 August 2018
Poundworld goes into administration - but no stores are closing for now
Poundworld has become the latest retail casualty on the British high street as it called in administrators today
11 June 2018
Old £1 coins go out of circulation this week - but some shops WILL still take them
Hundreds of shops will continue to accept old round £1 coins after they stop being legal tender this Sunday
9 October 2017
Old £1 coins already unusable in many parking and self-service machines
Many parking and self-service machines across the country have already stopped accepting the old £1 coin
29 September 2017
New 12-sided £1 coin enters circulation – what you need to know
Britain's iconic £1 coin is to be phased out after more than three decades in circulation by a 12-sided replacement
27 March 2017
Buy currency now? Book car hire early? 14 holiday cost-cutting tips
Let's be blunt – it's more expensive to go abroad now. So here are 14 holiday cost-cutting tips...
18 January 2017
Martin Lewis: What Donald Trump's victory means for UK consumers
Martin has had lots of questions from UK consumers on how the US election result will impact their finances
9 November 2016
Going away and worried about the plummeting pound? How to get the best travel cash rate
The value of the pound reached 31-year lows last night, after a 'flash crash' meant it was worth just $1.18 at one point
7 October 2016
Going on holiday? Find out where your pound goes furthest
According to a survey by the Post Office Travel Money, you'll the most bang for your buck in Bali
10 January 2014
Plunging pound hits holidaymakers... how to make your cash go further
The pound is at a 16-month low against the resurgent euro, as well as being at a 31-month low against the US dollar
25 February 2013
18 May 2022
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Martin: 'Aged around 45 to 70?'
'You may be able to turn £800 into £5,500+'
New. Top way to spend abroad
Unbeatable exchange rates and cashback
10% off discount 'best-before' store
Eg, 23p Pepsi , £4,50 for 1kg Lindt
Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
Martin not exactly impressed
Lloyds' free £125 bank bribe
But others pay more
Debt cost-cutting masterclass
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3 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.
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