Mr Motivator joins Arnie for last-chance PPI campaign
With just over two months to go until the PPI complaints deadline, the financial regulator has enlisted '90s icon Mr Motivator to join Arnold Schwarzenegger's animatronic head in urging consumers to make a claim
17 June 2019
10,000s risk wasting money by choosing to repay their student loan when they don't have to
Tens of thousands of university leavers are risking wasting cash – in some cases over £20,000 – by voluntarily paying off their student loan even though they aren't earning enough to have to
24 May 2019
Steep rise in payday loan claims – but 1,000s are being stung by unnecessary fees
The number of complaints against payday loan firms soared by 130% in the past year, new figures from the the financial watchdog show. But the majority of claimants are using claims management firms, meaning they won't get the full compensation payout if successful.
16 May 2019
New rules for claims management firms from today
Unhappy customers who have used claims management firms will be able to escalate their complaints to the financial ombudsman from today, as the sector will now be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
1 April 2019
WHSmith staff given average £40 uniform rebate - are you owed?
Over 10,000 current and former WHSmith employees have been paid uniform rebates of around £40 on average, after the company asked its staff to wear certain clothes to work - here's what you need to know
27 March 2019
Compensation limit for financial complaints to increase to £350k
Consumers can be awarded up to £350,000 in compensation when they complain to the financial watchdog from next month
8 March 2019
'My friends claimed £5,000 after I told them about the marriage tax allowance'
One MoneySaver has made it his mission to spread the word about the marriage tax allowance - and so far his friends have managed to claim almost £5,000 between them
6 March 2019
Up to 150,000 rejected PPI claimants to receive letters saying they can complain again
The financial watchdog has said that up to 150,000 PPI customers, whose mis-selling claims were previously rejected, should be written to and told that they can make a new complaint
4 February 2019
Claims management firms will have to give more info upfront
The financial regulator has published a new set of rules for claims management companies, including providing customers with more transparent fee information and telling them about free alternatives
18 December 2018
Private parking appeals up 7% – but fewer are successful
More motorists are contesting private parking tickets but those who are successful has dropped by more than 10%, according to figures published by the UK's largest private parking appeals service
11 December 2018
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