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Government to tackle 'subscription traps', ban fake reviews and safeguard Christmas savings cash as it unveils new consumer protections
The Government has announced a new set of wide-ranging consumer protection rules which will require Christmas savings clubs to safeguard customers' money, firms to make it easier to cancel subscriptions and regulators to stamp out "dodgy tactics" used to lure online shoppers, plus much more.
20 July 2021
Warning issued by regulator over 'clone firm' using fake MoneySavingExpert and Martin Lewis email addresses
The financial regulator has warned consumers to beware of fraudulent emails from scammers pretending to be MSE or our founder Martin Lewis, after identifying a copycat firm falsely using our name.
14 April 2021
Equifax fined £500,000 for failing to protect customer data
Credit reference agency Equifax has been fined £500,000 following an investigation into a hack last year, which compromised more than 15 million UK customer records
20 September 2018
Wonga goes into administration - what it means for you & Martin Lewis's view
Wonga has gone into administration, marking the end of the road for the UK's largest payday loan firm. Below you can read MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis's view
31 August 2018
Pension scam victims lost an average £91,000 each
Regulators are warning about the highly sophisticated scams in a new TV ad
14 August 2018
Lifetime ISA should be scrapped, says influential group of MPs
A group of MPs has called for the Lifetime ISA to be scrapped, just a year after it was launched
26 July 2018
Over one million have just seven days to renew their tax credits
More than a million people are yet to renew their tax credits, with just one week to go until the 31 July deadline
24 July 2018
Ticketmaster customers warned their data may have been stolen
Ticketmaster customers' personal and payment information may have been accessed in an online 'security incident'
27 June 2018
Facebook bug made up to 14 million users' posts public
Facebook has said a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May
8 June 2018
Claims firms could have to point consumers to free alternatives
Claims firms may have to clearly spell out their fees and direct customers to free alternatives BEFORE they sign up
6 June 2018
13 October 2021
Martin's home & car insurance alert
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Warning. Ryanair bans passengers
Who got Covid chargeback refunds
'DO NOTHING. Don't switch'
Martin's energy bills crisis Q&A
Contactless card limit rises to £100
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Martin Lewis: Enough is enough - the Government must include protection against scam ads in its Online Safety Bill18 October 2021The MoneySavingExpert and Money and Mental Health Policy Institute founder warned during an evidence session that some take their own lives after being scammed and more needs to be done to protect them.
Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free school meals and change their driving licence details in one place18 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
18 October 2021GOTO Energy, which has about 22,000 household customers, has become the latest energy provider to cease trading – meaning a total of 13 suppliers have gone bust in the past six weeks.
18 October 2021The UK consumer watchdog is to take court action against Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms over the travel companies failure to fully refund customers for holidays cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic.
18 October 2021Shoppers in the UK can now use Klarna to pay for items in full, immediately when shopping online. It's a shake-up to the buy now, pay later service, which until now, only enabled users to delay payments or to split repayments into instalments.
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...
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