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Government blames 'legal advice' for not including protection against scam ads in its Online Safety Bill
"Legal advice" is the "only reason" the Government hasn't included protection against paid-for scam adverts in its upcoming Online Safety Bill, according to new comments made by secretary of state for digital Nadine Dorries.
5 November 2021
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
1 December 2021
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PCR testing firm Randox forced to give customers clearer information on wait times and refund rights following talks with the regulator3 December 2021PCR travel test provider Randox Health has changed its terms and conditions to be clearer on when customers can expect tests and results to arrive and when they can cancel an order and claim a refund.
3 December 2021Martin Lewis warned households to "do nothing" with their energy supply and not to switch in the tenth episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show.
UK Government website still showing £1 Covid test deals despite concerns few consumers can get these prices3 December 2021Companies offering PCR travel tests for as little as 30p can still be found on the UK Government's website despite a number of the cheapest deals being pulled on the back of concerns that travellers are being misled by providers offering super cheap deals just to boost their position in the list.
3 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Got a Halifax or Virgin Money travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances