Chancellor pledges measures to help boost switching
George Osborne has pledged to save families up to £470 a year by boosting competition and cutting red tape
30 November 2015
Chancellor faces renewed call to prevent 'absurd' savings protection cut
Andrew Tyrie has written to Chancellor George Osborne calling for him to prevent an 'absurd' savings protection cut
11 September 2015
Chancellor called to prevent 'absurd' savings protection cut
A fall in the amount of savings protected if your bank goes bust is 'absurd' says the chairman of the Treasury Committee
22 July 2015
Government savings protection to be cut
The amount of money protected if your bank, building society or credit union goes bust will fall from £85,000 to £75,000
3 July 2015
RBS fined £56m over IT meltdown
RBS is to pay fines totalling £56 million following an IT meltdown in 2012, which left customers locked out of accounts
20 November 2014
Ulster Bank fined £2.75m over 'unacceptable' IT failure
Ulster Bank has been fined almost £2.75 million over an IT failure that prevented thousands from using their accounts
12 November 2014
Lloyds’ PPI mis-selling bill nears £10 billion
Lloyds Banking Group has set aside another £1.8 billion for PPI claims, taking the total bill to nearly £10 billion
3 February 2014
Barclays' PPI mis-selling bill nears £4 billion
Barclays reveals it's setting aside more cash to cover its PPI mis-selling
30 July 2013
Laiki Bank UK savers to escape Cyprus banking levy
Around 15,000 savers in the UK arm of Cypriot bank Laiki, will have their deposits protected under British rules
2 April 2013
Treasury sets out new financial watchdog powers
17 February 2011
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Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
Over 100,000 Vodafone customers unable to redeem Airtime Rewards to put towards their phone bill – here’s what you can do18 May 2022More than 100,000 Vodafone customers have been unable to redeem Airtime Rewards against their mobile phone bill since the start of May due to a technical glitch. The cashback scheme has implemented a temporary fix, which sees cashback paid into your bank account, for now. Here is all you need to know.
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
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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.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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