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
Monzo reveals new overseas ATM fees
App-based Monzo Bank is introducing fees for overseas ATM withdrawals over £200/mth from 18 Dec for its current account
17 October 2017
New fee-free overseas credit card to offer 0.5% cashback
App-based Tandem Bank is launching a top credit card for use abroad which also comes with 0.5% cashback on spending
16 October 2017
Monzo to curb free overseas ATM withdrawals
App-based Monzo Bank looks set to stop offering free overseas ATM withdrawals on its popular prepaid card
13 September 2017
Top pick overseas debit card closes to new customers
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society is no longer accepting new applications for its Gold Classic current account
7 October 2016
My Travel Cash axes prepaid travel cards – what to do if you've got one
My Travel Cash withdraws prepaid cards so you've until 4 October to withdraw or spend your money
22 August 2016
Take Martin's five-minute wallet workout – save £100s
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20 April 2016
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24 March 2016
Crown Currency Exchange director jailed for three years over fraud
A Crown Currency Exchange director has been jailed for fraud after thousands of traders were left without their money
12 November 2015
The 10 travel must-knows before you go
The great jet-away has started so I've compiled a list of need to knows to get the maximum bang for your bucks
30 July 2015
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Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
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£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
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4 July 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
MSE Exclusive: Households in Great Britain due £150 million in council tax refunds – check NOW to see if you're one of the 862,000 due a payout3 July 2022Households are being urged to check NOW if they are one of the 862,000 due a refund of overpaid council tax, with an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com showing residents in England, Scotland and Wales could claim back a total of just over £150 million.
Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022New and existing customers will now need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data in 49 European countries and destinations.
Struggling with energy bill debt? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you're not a customer1 July 2022The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help people clear debts owed to their energy provider – and you don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit.
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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