'Buy now, pay later' firms banned from backdating interest on money you've already repaid
Firms which offer 'buy now, pay later' deals won't be able to charge backdated interest on money that's already been repaid, under new rules the financial regulator says will come into effect from November
12 June 2019
Lenders 'miss early chances' to spot and help struggling customers
The Financial Conduct Authority has examined the issue of late and missed loan payments to see what help lenders give
13 December 2016
1,000s of Argos store card holders due refund after late-payment overcharging
Argos has announced it's set aside £30m to compensate some of its store card customers after late-payment overcharging
9 June 2016
A masterclass to cut the cost of ALL debts
Martin Lewis tackles cutting the cost of different types of debt one at a time.
13 January 2016
Shopping online at Next? It could hurt your credit rating
If you're buying online from Next for the first time, beware a threat to your chances of getting a loan or mortgage
2 May 2014
Debenhams and Topshop store cards sold by Santander
Many store card customers will have their accounts run by SAV Credit next year, after it bought Santander's business
13 May 2013
Banks agree code to help limit overdraft charges
Britain's major banks have agreed not to issue charges when customers exceed their overdraft limit by a small amount
21 November 2011
Store card inducements to be banned
Shops will no longer be able to offer instant discounts to customers who take out expensive store cards
21 November 2011
Bank charges at centre of Lib Dem manifesto
9 April 2010
Credit card lenders forced into fair charges
15 March 2010
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Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax23 March 2023If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
Bank of England increases base rate to 4.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings23 March 2023The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4% to 4.25%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 17.3% in April – here's what you need to know23 March 2023Millions of BT, EE, O2, Plusnet, Shell, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 17% this spring, on the back of a sharp increase in the cost of living.
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