Martin Lewis: Outdated LISA rules COSTING first-time buyers and need a radical overhaul
Change is needed to help half a million younger people with Lifetime ISAs as many risk lock-out and £1,000+ in fines to get their money back.
22 January 2023
London Capital & Finance investors in line for up to £68,000 payout under new Government scheme - but they won't get back everything lost
Around 8,800 London Capital & Finance (LCF) investors are set to receive compensation of up to £68,000 under a new Government scheme, the Treasury has announced today.
19 April 2021
London Capital & Finance investors given compensation hope under new Government scheme
London Capital & Finance (LCF) investors have been given compensation hope after the announcement that HM Treasury will set up a scheme for those who lost money when the bond firm went bust. It comes as a damning report reveals the firm hadn't been effectively supervised by the financial watchdog
17 December 2020
Spending Review 2020: National minimum wage to increase by 2.2% this April
The so-called national living wage will rise from £8.72 to £8.91 an hour and will be extended to workers aged 23 and over from April 2021, the Chancellor has announced
25 November 2020
Shoppers to be able to get cashback without buying anything under new proposals
Consumers would be able to get cashback from shops without making a purchase under new Government proposals, which are designed to protect access to cash
15 October 2020
Treasury Minister replies: 'Martin, I'll listen to your mortgage policy plans, but I've lines you can't cross'
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury has responded to news that MSE founder Martin Lewis is funding research to try to release 250,000 mortgage prisoners
2 March 2020
Millions in debt crisis to be helped by two-month 'breathing space'
New rules which will give people struggling with problem debt a grace period of 60 days to get their finances back under control are set to help millions, according to new estimates published by the Government
6 February 2020
Minister considering extending regulation to help mortgage prisoners
Treasury Minister John Glen has said that he is willing to consider extending the limits of the financial regulator's powers to help more 'mortgage prisoners' who are stuck on expensive deals with unregulated lenders and lenders that no longer offer new mortgages
28 January 2020
No new 1p or 2p coins produced last year
For the first time in decades, the Royal Mint didn't produce any new 1p or 2p coins in 2018
8 August 2019
Government to sell former Northern Rock mortgages
The Government has announced it is selling off 66,000 mortgages and unsecured loans originally held by NRAM, formerly part of failed lender Northern Rock
2 April 2019
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E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening29 September 2023If you're an E.on Next customer, look out for a message from the firm offering you up to 50% off your bills this winter, as the supplier is launching a new support scheme.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
Martin and MSE among organisations calling for energy social tariff as millions expected to struggle with bills this winter29 September 2023The Government must urgently introduce an energy social tariff to prevent millions of households from falling into fuel poverty this winter, consumer organisations including MoneySavingExpert have said.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption28 September 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update 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...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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