Barclays lets customers block gambling transactions
Barclays has today become the first UK high street bank to allow you to block payments to certain categories of retailer, such as gambling services and premium rate websites and phone lines, in a bid to help vulnerable customers
11 December 2018
60 million unwanted presents will be given this Christmas, charity warns
Almost 60 million unwanted Christmas presents will be exchanged this year, according to new research carried out by a charity which is encouraging consumers to make donations to a good cause instead
27 November 2018
New Curve card claims to be 'the only card you need to carry' - but here's what to watch out for
A new debit card lets you connect your existing debit and credit cards – but there are a few things to watch out for
22 January 2018
Mastercard vs Visa for using abroad – which wins?
Specialist overseas credit cards give you the best deal when you're spending abroad, but are they all the same?
19 May 2015
Winter fuel payments cut for those in hot countries
People living in hot countries will no longer be able to claim winter fuel payments from autumn 2015
26 June 2013
NatWest and RBS cut overseas card charges, but they're still expensive
Holidaymakers using a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) or NatWest debit card will pay lower fees overseas from June
28 March 2013
Spending less at Christmas meant more enjoyment, MSE poll finds
Those who cut back had a better time over Christmas than those who spent more than usual
7 January 2013
Spending squeeze remains tight
There's been no year-on-year improvement in people's real discretionary wealth, a Lloyds TSB report says today
26 November 2012
UK economic dip worse than first thought
Gross domestic product (GDP), a broad measure for the total economy, declined by 0.3% in the final quarter of 2011
28 March 2012
Household spending down amid slump
30 November 2010
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23 July 2021Challenger bank Starling has taken the crown in our latest banking customer service poll, with digital rival Monzo coming a close second and former champion First Direct knocked into third place.
Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans23 July 2021The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.
Martin Lewis explains the financial help you can get if you've been 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the Covid app or NHS Test & Trace22 July 2021Over 600,000 people in England and Wales were 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 app between 8 and 14 July, new figures show. If you're one of them, there's a range of financial support you could get.
Royal Mail warns of delivery delays across 10 areas as workforce hit by Covid-19 absences - here's the full list of postcodes affected22 July 2021Royal Mail has warned that households in 10 areas of England, including Blackpool and Worthing, could face delays to to both parcel and letter deliveries as staff members have been forced to self-isolate due to Covid-19. Here's what you need to know and what you can do if you're facing delays.
22 July 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights as an employee including who's eligible to be furloughed.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
22 July 2021
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