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Virgin Media offers automatic discounts to customers put on hold – but wait to speak to someone in person as you may get a better deal
Virgin Media is offering automated discounts to cable customers put on hold who call up seeking a price cut, MoneySavingExpert.com has learned, although we've also heard of users securing far better deals if they stay on the line and haggle in person.
19 January 2022
Tesco Mobile to hike the cost of out-of-bundle calls and texts from February
Tesco Mobile customers will be charged more than double what they currently pay if they exceed their pay-monthly calls allowance from 9 February. Meanwhile, charges for out-of-bundle services, such as to send picture messages and to make international calls, will also rise for both pay-monthly and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) users.
10 January 2022
Five major events set to impact your personal finances in 2022 - and what to do about them
From the reintroduction of costly European roaming charges to new rules around car and home insurance - here's a quick breakdown of five key events and changes that are set to impact your finances in early 2022 and, more importantly, what to do about them.
6 January 2022
Broadband adverts to show AVERAGE speeds
From next week, adverts from broadband providers will all have to show the average rather than the top speeds they offer
18 May 2018
Netflix hikes prices of top-end subscriptions
TV and movie streaming giant Netflix is increasing the price of some of its subscription packages
6 October 2017
Broadband users to get automatic compensation for outages
Broadband firms will have to repair faults and perform installations quicker and pay automatic refunds under Ofcom plans
25 February 2016
Beat the BT Sport hikes: Millions auto opted in, everyone with BT broadband should check
More than five million BT Sport customers either face a steep price rise or will have to pay £5/month extra
22 July 2015
Netflix increases prices for new customers
New sign-ups to the online TV and movie streaming service Netflix will pay more for standard monthly membership
11 June 2015
Want Netflix? Move quickly – it's hiking prices today
Netflix is upping prices for new customers later today from £5.99/month to £6.99/month
9 May 2014
Amazon Prime cost leaps - but it now includes Lovefilm streaming
Anyone who signs up to Amazon Prime now has to pay £79/year, but can now also access movies and TV shows to stream
25 February 2014
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26 May 2022A new package of measures to help support households through the current cost of living crisis has been revealed by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak today (26 May).
Morrisons becomes the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year - here's how it compares24 May 2022Morrisons has increased the cost of its meal deal by 50p from £3 to £3.50, making it the fourth major retailer to up prices this year. Here's how it compares.
24 May 2022NS&I will increase its Premium Bond prize fund rate, which is equivalent to a yearly interest rate, from 1% to 1.4% from 1 June. The odds of each £1 Premium Bond number winning a prize will also increase from 34,500 to one to 24,500 to one.
24 May 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.
Mis-sold an Amigo loan? Redress could soon be on its way after High Court approves complaints scheme23 May 2022A compensation plan put forward by Amigo Loans to return at least £112 million to borrowers it wrongly mis-sold high-interest loans to has today (23 May) been approved by the High Court. The move is a significant win for borrowers and follows a previous proposal that was rejected by the Court.
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.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
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