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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
28 July 2021
New. Broadband price war
Incl cheapest deal in 18mths - '£13/mth'
Travel insurance from £9/week
Incl some Covid cover
New. Help if you're 'pinged' or told to isolate
Martin's video explainer
Slash PCR travel test costs to £40
Avoid £100+ fees
'I reclaimed £3,500 in packaged bank fees'
'...going back to 1990'
15 summer cinema savers
Incl £2.50 entry & free O2 Monday tickets
Updated. Should you join diesel compensation claims?
Against Audi, BMW, Ford etc
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1 August 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights as an employee including who's eligible to be furloughed.
1 August 2021If you're suddenly unable to work due to the coronavirus crisis, or you've been laid off, this guide looks at what benefits you can claim, what you're entitled to under universal credit plus tells you how to make a claim.
1 August 2021Many are worried about the UK impact of the coronavirus on their ability to pay bills and even stay in their home. This guide tells you what help's out there if you can't pay bills or pay loans or credit cards back.
Students urged to apply for university funding now if they plan to get a place via 'clearing' – don't wait for your A-level results30 July 2021Prospective university and college students who plan to go through a process known as 'clearing' to get onto a course should not wait for their exam results before applying for student finance.
Over £28bn in old coins and bank notes still to be cashed in - here's how to make yours spendable again30 July 2021More than £28 billion worth of paper £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are still to be cashed in, while just over £100 million worth of old 'round pound' coins are also yet to be returned. Here's how to make your old notes and coins spendable again.
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.
27 July 2021
22 July 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances