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Accessing your pension for the first time or transferring it? You'll now be offered a free Pension Wise guidance session

If you’re aged 55 or over and have a UK-based workplace or private pension pot that you've paid into that you want to access for the first time or transfer elsewhere, you must now be offered guidance from the free impartial Government service, Pension Wise.

1 June 2022

Toy subscription service Whirli goes into administration - what it means for refunds and returns

Children's toy subscription service Whirli has gone into administration. The collapse affects around 10,500 customers. Here's what it means for your refund and return rights.

23 May 2022

Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem

Beware 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.

17 May 2022

WARNING: British Airways customers should ignore emails related to a fixed rate investment - it's a scam

A number of British Airways customers have emailed MoneySavingExpert.com after receiving bogus emails advertising a new sustainability investment offered by the airline and managed by investment bank Credit Suisse. But you should ignore the email as it's a scam - here's all you need to know.

6 May 2022

Fake reviews, subscription traps and unprotected Christmas savings clubs to be tackled under Government crackdown

Cash saved in Christmas savings clubs is to be protected under new laws, the Government has today (19 April) announced. There are also plans to crack down on fake reviews and 'subscription traps', while the competition regulator's powers will be beefed up in a bid to better protect consumers.

19 April 2022

Warning: Beware scam calls about the Government's £150 council tax rebate

Households should beware cold callers asking for their bank account details in order to seemingly pay them the Government’s £150 council tax rebate as it’s likely to be a scam. MoneySavingExpert.com has seen a number of reports from councils urging residents to beware fraudsters, while officials have also cautioned households to watch out.

16 April 2022

Over 74,000 scams axed after 10 million-plus reports to the Government - what to do if you've been scammed

Tens of thousands of scams related to the NHS, online delivery firms and cryptocurrency investments, which often use the face of celebrities, including MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis, have been stamped out since a new Government reporting service was set up almost two years ago.

18 March 2022

Scam ads to be included in the Online Safety Bill after calls from campaigners including Martin Lewis and MoneySavingExpert

Scam ads are to be included in the Government's Online Safety Bill, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced.

8 March 2022

Stamp prices to rise by 12% – but there is a way to beat the increase

From 4 April the price of a first-class stamp will rise by 10p, while a second-class stamp will rise by 2p.

4 March 2022

Self-employed or a high earner? Don't miss the upcoming self-assessment tax return deadline

If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their online self-assessment tax return, you've less than a month until the deadline. Here's what you need to do to avoid a £100 fine.

11 January 2022