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Financial services firms face premium rate number crackdown
From 26 October, financial services firms will be banned from using pricey premium rate numbers for existing customers
23 July 2015
Call rates for 084, 087, 09 and 118 to be clearer, but prices vary wildly
The price you'll pay to call banks, businesses and government departments from landlines and mobiles will become clearer
29 May 2015
BT told to refund callers over unclear directory enquiry charges
Callers who've rung BT's 118500 directory enquiries number since September 2011 could be due a refund
5 February 2014
Did you know 0844 numbers can cost double 0845? Don't get fleeced by premium rate calls
MoneySavingExpert.com is warning people to check which 08 numbers are free to call and which will cost an arm and a leg
20 August 2013
Calls to 'freephone' 0800 numbers to really be free
17 December 2010
Bank charges at centre of Lib Dem manifesto
9 April 2010
GPs to be banned from using premium rate phone lines
14 September 2009
Lib Dems demand free calls to customer service lines
9 September 2009
Growing number of savers oblivious to interest paid
9 September 2009
16 June 2021
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18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
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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