Martin Lewis: A year of being debt-free is far more important than a Christmas splurge
Martin Lewis has warned households against splurging this Christmas, while also highlighting the importance of being honest about their finances in a bid to remain debt-free over the festive period and beyond. Read below and watch the clip from The Martin Lewis Money Show Christmas Special for more.
26 November 2021
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
18 May 2022
12 ways to save only do with apps
Free chocs, free Whopper 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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