Argos to dish out £5 gift cards to 114,000 customers with extended warranties after failing to make them aware of cheaper alternatives
More than 100,000 Argos customers who bought an extended warranty from the retailer between July 2019 and October 2020 will soon get a £5 e-gift card.
26 March 2021
Asda scraps free plastic bags for fruit and veg - you'll now need to pay 30p or bring your own
Supermarket giant Asda has ditched free plastic bags for fruit and vegetables and shoppers now need to bring their own or pay 30p for a reusable one in-store
22 March 2021
Asda introduces 50p fee for click and collect - here's how it compares to other supermarkets
Asda has introduced a 50p charge for 'Click & Collect' delivery slots but the move has frustrated some shoppers using the service during the pandemic. It joins other major supermarkets that already charge for this service. Here's what's happening and how Asda's new fee compares
12 March 2021
Electrical appliances to cost £75/yr less to run and last longer under new rules
Electrical appliances including fridges, washing machines and televisions are expected to be cheaper to run, easier to repair and last longer under new rules announced by the Government today
10 March 2021
Tesco fixes technical error which led to shoppers being double-charged
A "technical error" which led to large numbers of Tesco shoppers being double-charged has now been "resolved", according to the supermarket giant.
23 February 2021
Tesco double-charges shoppers due to 'technical error' – full help
Angry Tesco shoppers have complained after card payments made at the supermarket were taken twice over the past week
16 February 2021
'Virgin Red' loyalty scheme launches and you can earn points on shopping and switching - here's what you need to know
Virgin has today launched a new loyalty scheme called 'Virgin Red' that allows members to earn points on everything from spending at Boots and M&S to switching energy provider.
15 February 2021
Boohoo buys Dorothy Perkins, Burton and Wallis - what it means for gift cards and returns
Online fashion retailer Boohoo has bought the Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton brands from the Arcadia Group for £25.2 million.
8 February 2021
Buy now, pay later firms to be regulated – and all shoppers will face affordability checks
The announcement from the Government is a campaigns win for MoneySavingExpert.com and its founder Martin Lewis, who has long called for the "explosive" industry to come under the financial watchdog's eye to protect consumers.
2 February 2021
Asos buys Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge - what it means for gift cards and returns
Online fashion retailer Asos has snapped up Arcadia's Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, and HIIT brands and stock for £330 million.
1 February 2021
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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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