Fake reviews, subscription traps and unprotected Christmas savings clubs to be tackled under Government crackdown
Cash saved in Christmas savings clubs is to be protected under new laws, the Government has today (19 April) announced. There are also plans to crack down on fake reviews and 'subscription traps', while the competition regulator's powers will be beefed up in a bid to better protect consumers.
19 April 2022
Savers getting raw deal following November’s base rate rise, MSE data reveals
Savings account rates have barely risen since November's base rate rise, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
19 June 2018
NS&I to close three-year Investment Bond applications today
NS&I to close three-year Investment Bond applications TODAY
10 April 2018
Savings protection limit set to return to £85,000
The Bank of England is set to restore the savings protection limit to £85,000 per institution
21 November 2016
Challenger bank 'Fidor' launches in the UK today: But how good is it?
Fidor Bank is an online-only bank established in Germany in 2009, but it's not covered by the UK's FSCS protection
18 September 2015
Chancellor faces renewed call to prevent 'absurd' savings protection cut
Andrew Tyrie has written to Chancellor George Osborne calling for him to prevent an 'absurd' savings protection cut
11 September 2015
Chancellor called to prevent 'absurd' savings protection cut
A fall in the amount of savings protected if your bank goes bust is 'absurd' says the chairman of the Treasury Committee
22 July 2015
Government savings protection to be cut
The amount of money protected if your bank, building society or credit union goes bust will fall from £85,000 to £75,000
3 July 2015
New rules confirmed, which give more protection to savers if their bank fails
The FSCS limit will be increased from £85k to £1 million for temporary balances under new rules outlined by the Bank
1 April 2015
Government unveils Pensioner Bond rates – and they're market-leading
Pensioner Bonds will pay market-leading rates of 2.8% on a one-year bond and 4% on a three-year bond from January 2015
12 December 2014
18 May 2022
12 ways to save only do with apps
Free chocs, 1.5% savings and more
Martin: 'Aged around 45 to 70?'
'You may be able to turn £800 into £5,500+'
New. Top way to spend abroad
Unbeatable exchange rates and cashback
10% off discount 'best-before' store
Eg, 23p Pepsi , £4,50 for 1kg Lindt
Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
Martin not exactly impressed
Lloyds' free £125 bank bribe
But others pay more
Debt cost-cutting masterclass
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Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
Over 100,000 Vodafone customers unable to redeem Airtime Rewards to put towards their phone bill – here’s what you can do18 May 2022More than 100,000 Vodafone customers have been unable to redeem Airtime Rewards against their mobile phone bill since the start of May due to a technical glitch. The cashback scheme has implemented a temporary fix, which sees cashback paid into your bank account, for now. Here is all you need to know.
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
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.
3 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.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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