Charities call for action against rule-breaking bailiffs
A third of people contacted by bailiffs experience rule-breaking behaviour, including threats and forced entry, according to Citizens Advice and debt charity StepChange
13 November 2018
'I cleared £180,000 of debt in 12 years - such a relief'
A MoneySaver who racked up £180,000 in debt has told how she finally became debt-free 12 years later
19 January 2018
Record numbers seek debt help in 2016, warns charity
Over 300,000 owing an average of £14,000 each turned to StepChange for help between January and June
7 September 2016
1.6 million families in 'extreme' debt
Millions are spending at least 40% of their wages on debt repayments, research has found
23 August 2016
StepChange's debt research reignites calls for 'breathing space' scheme
Stark survey results showing the poor treatment of people in debt have reignited calls for a 'breathing space' scheme
8 June 2016
Give those in debt crisis 'breathing space' to buy food, Martin Lewis and StepChange urge Government
MSE's Martin Lewis and charity StepChange have called on the Government to help those struggling with temporary debt
3 February 2016
Guest Comment: You can tackle debt and stress at the same time
As it's Mental Health Awareness Week, the chief executive of StepChange explains what it's doing to help people
15 May 2015
PayPlan 'Cover My Payments' member? Check if you should ditch it and get your money back
Letters sent by PayPlan cast doubts over whether people fully understood the membership schemes they were buying
5 May 2015
Vulnerable consumers pay triple high street prices for rent-to-own goods
Cash-strapped customers who buy TVs and washing machines through rent-to-own (RTO) schemes are paying three times more
10 February 2015
Payday loan debt problems soar
The number of people struggling to cope with payday loan debts has risen by more than 13,000 in the past year
2 September 2014
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Martin Lewis: Take weekly screen grabs of your online energy account in case your supplier goes bust24 September 2021In the first episode of a new series of his live ITV show, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has urged households across the country to take a screenshot of their energy account incase their provider goes bust. In the past couple of weeks alone, five energy providers have gone bust with households expecting a significant rise in energy bills this winter.
JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares24 September 2021Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?
24 September 2021The change, which the Government says will be implemented as soon as Parliamentary time allows for it, will make it illegal for employers to withhold tips from their workers.
Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts when they shop using Sainsbury's 'scan and go' service in stores24 September 2021Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts of up to 30% off certain items in their Sainsbury's shop when they use its 'scan and go' service in store. But you can't currently get the offers when you shop online at the supermarket.
PCR travel test providers given official warning amid concerns over misleading prices and unfair practices24 September 2021PCR Covid test providers have been told by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to clean up their practices amid concerns they may be breaking consumer law. An open letter has been written by the watchdog identifying a number of "harmful" practices, which it says it will further investigate.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
16 August 2021
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