Saga gives Platinum cardholders last-minute lifeline on outstanding balances
Over-50s financial provider Saga is to throw a last-minute lifeline to Platinum credit cardholders who've yet to settle outstanding balances ahead of the card's closure next week, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal - after leaving customers in limbo for two months
20 March 2019
Saga to axe Platinum travel credit card
Over-50s financial provider Saga has announced it's closing its Platinum credit card in March, and customers have been told any outstanding balance will be "due and owing in full at that point". If you can't pay it off by then, your debt may be transferred but your interest rate could rise - here's what we know so far
16 January 2019
Revealed: Millions face paying insurance firms admin fees of up to £50 to renew
Millions of loyal customers face extra fees of up to £50/year simply for sticking with their existing insurance company
12 July 2016
Jetting off this summer? Act now to save
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3 June 2015
Pensioners' energy bills 'doubled since 2005'
The average annual spend on energy bills for over-65s soared to £1,355.90 last year, compared with £668.98 in 2005
11 January 2013
Saga calls for savings scheme to beat 'care crisis'
The Government should introduce a personal savings scheme to fund people's care in later life, says Saga
30 November 2012
Savers lose nearly £18 billion a year
Record low interest rates and multi-billion-pound emergency measures from the Bank of England are hitting deposits
18 June 2012
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13 June 2012
Call to raise cash Isa limit
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19 March 2012
Pension age rise 'a bitter blow'
The Government's plans to bring forward an increase in the state pension age to 67 have been met with dismay by elderly groups
30 November 2011
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