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Martin Lewis video: Should you keep Premium Bonds now the prize fund has dropped to 1%?
Around 21 million people with a staggering £99 billion saved in NS&I Premium Bonds saw their chance of winning fall this month, as the prize-fund rate dropped from 1.4% to 1%. But should you stick or twist? MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis reveals whether Premium Bonds are still worth it
4 December 2020
First-ever financial education textbook to hit schools in Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, funded by Martin
The first-ever financial education textbook to hit schools in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – part funded by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis – has been announced today, following the successful roll out of the original version in England
28 July 2020
Fake 'Martin Lewis' scam ads firm shut down in court – but victims lost £1.5m
An online cryptocurrency trading company which falsely claimed it was supported or endorsed by high-profile entrepreneurs including MSE founder Martin Lewis has been wound-up - but only after it lost almost £1.5 million of its victims’ funds
30 June 2020
MoneySavingExpert.com turns 17 – here's how we've changed over the years and helped you save BILLIONS
MoneySavingExpert is 17 years old this weekend – and to celebrate, we're taking a look back at how the site has evolved since 2003 and some of our users' most eye-catching success stories
21 February 2020
Searching for 'Martin Lewis PPI'? Make sure you don't get caught out by an ad
Users searching for the terms 'Martin Lewis PPI' and 'Money Saving Expert PPI' on Google are being met with links to claims firms - which may charge commission on reclaims - at the top of their search
7 August 2019
Had a cold caller at your door? They're NOT from MoneySavingExpert.com
We've heard reports of cold callers claiming to be from MoneySavingExpert.com. So once again we're warning everyone – MoneySavingExpert NEVER cold calls
23 July 2019
Martin Lewis, Citizens Advice and Facebook launch major initiatives to fight scam ads
Both initiatives have launched today
16 July 2019
MSE Charity celebrates 10 years since giving its first grant
The MSE Charity is celebrating 10 years since its first grants were handed out
3 April 2019
Beware scammers collecting 'donations' for Martin's financial education textbooks
The charity behind the UK's first-ever financial education textbook has alerted police after a report that an elderly man was tricked into paying £100s to fraudsters claiming to be collecting donations for the book
20 December 2018
New Editor-in-Chief joins MSE
Marcus joins from the BBC, where he’s most recently been working on digital strategy for the Director General’s office
18 September 2018
18 May 2022
12 ways to save only do with apps
Free chocs, 1.5% savings 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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£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
Millions of 4G smartphone owners may be due up to £30 payout after claims handset prices were inflated20 May 2022Around 29 million 4G Apple and Samsung smartphone owners in the UK could be entitled to a payout of up to £30 if a collective action case by Which? is successful - although there are no guarantees. It comes after the consumer group claimed inflated manufacturing costs were passed onto consumers
19 May 2022Boots and Co-op are the latest retailers to increase the price of their meal deals. Boots has upped costs from £3.39 to £3.59, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in its London shops, while Co-op's meal deal has jumped from £3.50 to £3.75.
Financial regulator to punish banks and building societies that don't protect people's access to cash19 May 2022Under the new 'Financial Services and Markets Bill' banks and building societies will have to ensure cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available to customers in communities across the UK.
Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
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.
3 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.
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.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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