Jobseekers urged to apply for FREE travel card giving 50% off train and bus fares
If you're on jobseekers allowance or are job hunting and claiming Universal Credit, you may be entitled to a 50% discount on train and bus travel to help you get back into work under a little discount known scheme.
17 November 2021
Flexible season tickets on sale from 21 June as Government unveils major rail overhaul
Flexible train season tickets will be available to buy across England from next month, as part of a wide-reaching Government shake-up of rail fares. A new refund system for delayed and cancelled trains has also been announced.
20 May 2021
Rail passengers waiting over six weeks for season ticket refunds
Some rail passengers have waited six weeks or more for refunds on their season tickets, according to a new survey from the transport watchdog
20 May 2020
South Western Railway announces extra compensation for strike disruption
South Western Railway will pay some passengers extra compensation worth up to the cost of five days' travel, following severe disruption due to strikes in December
18 February 2020
Travel disruption as Storm Ciara hits: your rights
All you need to know if affected by road, rail or flight disruption as the country is hit by Storm Ciara.
10 February 2020
Eurostar to launch direct Amsterdam-London train
Eurostar will launch a direct train from Amsterdam to London in April, with tickets from as little as £35
5 February 2020
Train passengers still struggling to buy railcards weeks after website update
Some train passengers have been left unable to buy or renew their railcards online for weeks, due to ongoing "technical issues" with the Railcards website
10 January 2020
London passengers overpay £184m for pricey travelcards – here's how to avoid paying extra
Over 37 million peak daily London travelcards were bought over the last five years, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal – even though they're ALWAYS more expensive than paying by Oyster card or contactless
12 December 2019
ScotRail scraps plans to make station toilets free
7 August 2019
Virgin Trains calls for compulsory seat reservations
Virgin Trains has proposed making seat reservations compulsory on long-distance trains, saying it would cut overcrowding and guarantee every passenger a seat
24 April 2019
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021The contactless card payment limit is rising from £45 to £100 on 15 October. But Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Starling will let you set your own limit, and others plan to do the same in future. Some providers will also let you turn off contactless completely. Here's what you need to know.
2 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
Shoppers will be able to withdraw cash in more than 2,000 stores across the UK without having to buy anything or pay a fee1 December 2021More than 2,000 retailers will allow shoppers to withdraw cash at the checkout without needing to buy an item or pay a fee by the end of the year.
Former Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga customer? Set up your direct debit with new supplier E.on NOW, or you'll overpay1 December 2021Former customers of failed suppliers Igloo, Symbio and Enstroga risk overpaying by about £100/year unless they take action NOW, as new provider E.on Next has been unable to transfer across direct debit mandates. You need to set up a new one with E.on Next by Friday 3 December, or you'll end up paying more, as direct debit is the cheapest way to pay
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances