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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
Twitter tells users to change their passwords
Twitter users have been told to change their password after the firm admitted it hadn't properly stored them
4 May 2018
Household bills continue to rise, MSE Bills Tracker shows
Average overall costs for household bills and expenses are up 1.4% over the 12 months to March 2018
30 April 2018
Victims tricked out of £3.5m a year in loan fee scams
Victims are being scammed out of more £3.5 million a year by fraudsters tricking them into transferring an upfront fee
24 April 2018
'Breathing space' victory for those struggling with debt while in hospital for their mental health
Thousands of people in mental health crisis and struggling with serious debt are set to be given more help
24 April 2018
Internet and phone costs drop for the first time in almost nine years, MSE Bills Tracker shows
The average internet and phone costs fell year-on-year by 0.4%, shows MSE Bills Tracker
3 April 2018
Car hire comparison sites promise to show total costs upfront
More than 30 leading car hire websites have promised to be more upfront about the total price customers will pay
29 March 2018
70,000 ESA claimants to be repaid £1,000s
About 70,000 people on employment and support allowance could be in line to receive up to £20,000 each
21 March 2018
Actor Michael Sheen to take on high cost lenders
Hollywood actor Michael Sheen has launched a new campaign to tackle high cost credit
20 March 2018
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase to allow Faster Payments
UK users of the digital currency exchange Coinbase could now find it easier to withdraw their money
19 March 2018
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17 January 2022Amazon has shelved plans to stop people using Visa credit cards to buy items on the shopping platform from 19 January.
Barclaycard makes mysterious payments to customers who were wrongly charged, with some receiving £300 - here's all you need to know17 January 2022Barclaycard is giving refunds to hundreds of credit card customers who have suffered issues relating to operations procedures, default fees and incorrect interest charges. Here's what you need to know.
Universal Credit and other benefit claimants in Northern Ireland to get £200 towards energy bills - here's what you need to know14 January 2022It comes as part of a new £55 million support package designed to help around 280,000 people with the cost of living.
14 January 2022Savings app Chip has simplified its membership plan structure, reducing it from three plans to two, and has also added its autosaving feature to its free 'Chip' plan. These changes – which came into effect on 14 January – apply to both new and existing customers.
Nationwide pays £60 to banking customers affected by its recent glitch - here's what you need to know13 January 2022Thousands of customers affected by the three Nationwide glitches over the past month could be eligible for compensation, the building society says. If you’ve been financially impacted then it might be worth contacting the bank to see if you can get money back.
29 December 2021
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...
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