New 16-18 Railcard set to cut costs of peak train travel
A new railcard to cut the cost of peak-time travel for 16 to 18-year-olds who are studying or training is to be trialled
4 December 2017
Details of 26-30 Railcard trial confirmed ahead of Budget launch
Full details of how the new 26-30 Railcard will work have been revealed, just a day before the Budget
21 November 2017
Greater Anglia launches rail discount card for over-50s
A new over-50s' discount card to bag 20% off rail tickets has been launched by Greater Anglia
3 November 2017
Digital 16-25 Railcards now available
From today you'll be able to store a digital version of your new 16-25 Railcard on your phone
23 October 2017
A new app for railcards is en route
A new app will mean passengers can store their railcard on their phone
29 July 2017
Forgetful railcard users now able to claim refunds if they're told to pay full fare
Train passengers who forget their railcards will be able to claim a refund if they're forced to pay a higher fare
21 March 2017
20 nifty over-50s MoneySaving tips
Are you missing out on pension credit worth £35 a week? This, and many other over-50s MoneySaving tips
8 June 2016
Take Martin's five-minute wallet workout – save £100s
Pull out your purse or wallet and follow Martin's tips to see how much cash you can save
20 April 2016
Today's the day to bag the cheapest Christmas train tickets
To get cheap train tickets sadly involves tactics - one of those is timing it right, and now's the moment for Xmas
7 October 2015
25 MoneySaving tips for the under-25s
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23 September 2015
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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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