Martin Lewis: 'Signs that Pockit, Anna Money, Fair FX and other Wirecard accounts may be unlocked this week'
Thousands of prepaid card users have been left unable to access their own cash after the Financial Conduct Authority today ordered Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd to suspend its operations in the UK and freeze customer funds, after a major accounting scandal at its German parent company.
29 June 2020
Got a prepaid Mastercard? You won't be offered rip-off currency conversions from this week
We've long warned travellers to pay in the local currency rather than pounds to avoid hideous exchange rates - and from Friday, if you've a Mastercard prepaid card you won't be offered transactions in pounds at all
8 April 2019
Monzo users left unable to use prepaid cards after new outage
App-based bank Monzo experienced problems today, with many prepaid card users unable to make payments
25 October 2017
Ukash travel cards to close next month
Ukash cardholders will have to pay a fee to transfer money back to their bank account if they don't spend their balance
9 January 2017
My Travel Cash axes prepaid travel cards – what to do if you've got one
My Travel Cash withdraws prepaid cards so you've until 4 October to withdraw or spend your money
22 August 2016
Ukash U-turn over closure charge as prepaid travel card adds fees
Travellers with a Ukash prepaid card will be hit with a raft of new charges from April
16 February 2016
The 10 travel must-knows before you go
The great jet-away has started so I've compiled a list of need to knows to get the maximum bang for your bucks
30 July 2015
The pound hits an eight year high buying €1.43 – here's how you get that rate
Tourist rates can be rubbish, so here are our top 10 tips to max your rate
21 July 2015
Is it worth changing euros for the summer holidays now?
The euro has weakened even further over the last week and £1 can now buy you €1.34 at the spot rate
26 January 2015
Keep forgetting your PIN? Fingerprint recognition cards on the way
Shoppers will be able to use fingerprint authenticated bank cards to pay for shopping from next year
20 October 2014
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Energy bills set to rocket for millions later this year as experts predict £100+/yr price cap rise – check if you can beat hikes by switching11 June 2021Around 11 million households on standard energy tariffs are likely to see huge price rises this winter, with industry experts Cornwall Insight predicting an increase of more than £100/yr to regulator Ofgem's price cap. But many can beat the hikes and save £100s by switching now.
11 June 2021Monzo users shopping at Tesco stores across the country may have been charged twice after a "technical error". Tesco says it is investigating and adds that it aims to reverse duplicate transactions within a day. Affected Monzo customers can also reverse payments via its banking app. Here's what you need to know.
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Thousands of Lifetime ISA bonus payments delayed ahead of stamp duty deadline after HMRC technical error9 June 2021Thousands of Lifetime ISA savers have had their 25% bonus payments delayed by over a week after a HMRC "technical error". It means some first-time buyers looking to purchase a home before the stamp duty holiday ends this month could be left as much as £1,000 out of pocket, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.
Furniture Village customer? Here's the latest on orders and shoppers' details after it was hit by a cyber attack9 June 2021Customers are facing delays as Furniture Village orders have been disrupted after it was hit by a cyber attack. Orders are now being rescheduled but shoppers should consider changing online passwords and remaining alert for suspicious activity as it's unclear if personal information is at risk.
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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