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Hear Martin's new podcast, which combines tips from his BBC Radio 5 Live show alongside Nihal Arthanayake, with extra tricks and inside information you won't find anywhere else. 
 

Credit Cards back2basics | How credit scoring really works | Insider flight tips | Top Savings & More

The Martin Lewis Podcast: Released on 12 June 2024

Listen to this week’s podcast for free on BBC Sounds | Apple Podcasts | Spotify or most other places that you get podcasts from (and why not subscribe while you’re there). In this week’s podcast, Martin discusses

- Credit card back to basics guide
- How does credit scoring really work?
- Salary and worker's rights

Listeners also 'Tell Us' their hotel and flight booking tips.

Can you challenge rent rises? Plus renters rights, from repairs and damp, to pets & disputes

This is outside our expertise, but don’t worry, MSE’s founder & chair has got it covered, via his spin-off BBC Not The Martin Lewis Podcast, where he takes on subjects he doesn’t cover, by putting your questions to a team of specialists.

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It includes details on key topics, with specific information for all four UK nations, including… 

- Can you challenge a rent rise? 
- What if your property needs repairs or is damp?
- Can your request for a pet be rejected? 
- How to deal with letting agents & council landlords

Pre-Election FREE cash bank giveaways | Do you pay tax on state pension | Cheap Weddings

The Martin Lewis Podcast: Released on 5 June 2024

Listen to this week’s podcast for free on BBC Sounds | Apple Podcasts | Spotify or most other places that you get podcasts from (and why not subscribe while you’re there). In this week’s podcast, Martin discusses

- Do you have to pay tax on your pension?
- Banks that are currently willing to pay you to switch
- The difference between 'typical' and 'representative' APR on credit cards and loans

Listeners also 'Tell Us' their budget wedding stories. 

Cheapest way to spend abroad | How inflation cut will hit mortgages & savings | Time to fix energy

The Martin Lewis Podcast: Released on 22 May 2024

Listen to this week’s podcast for free on BBC Sounds | Apple Podcasts | Spotify or most other places that you get podcasts from (and why not subscribe while you’re there). In this week’s podcast, Martin discusses

- The cheapest way to spend abroad
- How the inflation cut will hit mortgages and savings rates
- Should you fix your energy tariff?

Listeners also 'Tell Us' when they've complained about something and won.

The Money-Festo: How to improve Britain including shrinkflation, term-time holidays, tax-cuts for downsizers and more…

The Martin Lewis Podcast: Released on 15 May 2024

Listen to this week’s podcast for free on BBC Sounds | Apple Podcasts | Spotify or most other places that you get podcasts from (and why not subscribe while you’re there). In this week’s podcast it's a 'Tell Us' special, Martin discusses

- The Money-Festo: How to improve Britain, including:

- Shrinkflation
- Term-time holidays
- Tax-cuts for downsizers
- And more...

Under 73? Turn £800 or less into £5,400 or more. The clock’s ticking… it’s all about National Insurance

The Martin Lewis Podcast: Released on 8 May 2024

Listen to this week’s podcast for free on BBC Sounds | Apple Podcasts | Spotify or most other places that you get podcasts from (and why not subscribe while you’re there). In this week’s podcast, Martin discusses

- Under 73? Turn £800 or less into £5,400 or more... it’s all about National Insurance

Listeners also 'Tell Us' whether they've ever taken money from their children's accounts to help with household expenses, and Nihal answers a mastermind on flight compensation rights.

Finally, energy fixes that save you cash | Your grandparents’ financial wisdom | Mental health & benefits

The Martin Lewis Podcast: Released on 1 May 2024

Listen to this week’s podcast for free on BBC Sounds | Apple Podcasts | Spotify or most other places that you get podcasts from (and why not subscribe while you’re there). In this week’s podcast, Martin discusses

- Finally, energy fixes that save you cash
- Your grandparents' financial wisdom
- Mental health & benefits

He also explains what the potential reforms to PIP might mean for you. Listeners also 'Tell Us' the best financial tips they've been given by grandparents. 

Big warning for Barclaycard customers | Beat broadband & mobile rip offs | Zara trick

Released on 24 April 2024

In this week's episode, Big warning for Barclaycard customers | Beat broadband & mobile rip offs | Zara trick, Martin gives a warning to all Barclaycard customers and shares some key tips on how to bring down broadband and mobile bills after recent hikes. In this week's 'Tell Us', listeners give their tips on buying overseas, and Martin explains his Zara shopping trick. 

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Shop-staff insider tips | Save v overpay mortgage | Child Benefit changes

Released on 17 April 2024

In this week's episode, Shop-staff insider tips | Save v overpay mortgage | Child Benefit changes, Martin reacts to new inflation figures, and discusses whether it's worth overpaying on your mortgage. He also explains what the recent child benefit changes mean for parents. In this week's 'Tell Us', listeners who've retail experience share their tips for getting better deals in shops.  

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Are you due £1000s back on car finance? Your next steps | Cheap energy fix

Released on 20 March 2024

This week's episode, Are you due £1000s back on car finance? Your next steps | Cheap energy fix, Martin talks through what may happen next for those who used his car finance reclaim tool. He also gives his reaction to the recent inflation announcement, and listeners 'Tell Us' about the most expensive things they've bought in cash. 

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Savers: should you urgently get money in a cash ISA?

Released on 13 March 2024

In this week's episode, Savers: should you urgently get money in a cash ISA?, Martin explains the difference between regular savings accounts and cash ISAs, and how to maximise your ISA allowance. Listeners also 'Tell Us' the most surprising questions their children have asked about money, and Nihal answers a Mastermind question on car insurance. 

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"Sorry, go to manufacturer, not us" | Budget | Myrie's money mastermind

Released on 7 March 2024

In the second of this week's two podcasts, "Sorry, go to manufacturer, not us" | Budget | Myrie's money mastermind, Martin discusses his recent session with the Education Committee, where he talked about the importance of financial education in schools for young people. He also gives his reaction to the Chancellor's Spring Budget, and talks consumer rights after his experience with a faulty tech item. 

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What the Budget really means for you & Clive Myrie plays Martin’s Mastermind

Released on 6 March 2024

In the first of this week's two podcasts, What the Budget really means for you & Clive Myrie plays Martin’s Mastermind, Martin reacts to the Chancellor's Spring Budget, including cuts to National Insurance, changes to debt relief orders and new repayment terms to Universal Credit budgeting advance loans. He also talks about his campaign win on child benefit, and his thoughts on next steps for his Lifetime ISA campaign. 

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Energy prices DOWN 12.3% - why are standing charges rising? Should you fix? And a car finance complaining update

 
Released on 28 February 2024

This week's episode, Energy prices DOWN 12.3% - why are standing charges rising? Should you fix? And a car finance complaining update, Martin talks about the recent energy price cap announcement and what that means for fixing or switching your energy tariff. He also gives an update on car finance mis-selling, explaining what to do next if you've already sent in a letter. In this week's 'Tell Us', listeners share their financial lightbulb moments.

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Can you beat the energy price cut? Trains crisis

 
Released on 21 February 2024

This week's episode, Can you beat the energy price cut? Trains crisis, Martin gives his thoughts on options for fixing or switching your energy tariff, as predictions say the energy price cap will soon be cut. He also talks about his recent nightmare rail journey, and shares some money saving tips. In this week's 'Tell Us', listeners share their stories of asking for a pay rise. 

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Hidden car finance commission scandal: are you one of millions owed £1,000s?

 
Released on 7 February 2024

This week's episode, Hidden car finance commission scandal: are you one of millions owed £1,000s?, Martin explains how the FCA's new review into car finance mis-selling could affect you. His new step-by-step guide sets out how to find out if you've been affected and how to complain. He also talks about his new investigation into whether you're actually being held in a queue when you call a customer service helpline. In the 'Tell Us', listeners share their money saving tips that they can't believe others don't follow.

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In the wrong council tax band? 100,000 are and are due £1,000s back

Released on 31 January 2024

In this week's episode, In the wrong council tax band? 100,000 are and are due £1,000s back, Martin tells you how to check if you're paying too much council tax or if you could be eligible for a discount. In the 'Tell Us', landlords share their tips for tenants to make sure they're getting the best deal.  

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Don’t pay over £7/month for your mobile, and salespeople’s secret tips

Released on 24 January 2024

This week's episode, Don’t pay over £7/month for your mobile, and salespeople’s secret tips, Martin reminds you about the upcoming self-assessment tax deadline. He then talks about how to slash your mobile and broadband bills, and salespeople 'Tell Us' their secret tips for consumers.

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Car finance reclaim £1,000s? Married MoneySaving & haggling stories

Released on 17 January 2024

This week's episode, Car finance reclaim £1,000s? Married MoneySaving & haggling stories, Martin talks about the FCA's new investigation into car finance mis-selling that could lead to reclaims worth potentially £1,000s. He also discusses how to claim a backdated bereavement payment if your partner died after 2001, and this week's 'Tell Us' is all about your best haggling stories.

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Chats with the Chancellor & how to cut credit card debt

Released on 10 January 2024

This week's episode, Chats with the Chancellor & how to cut credit card debt, Martin tells Nihal about his visit to 11 Downing Street and his conversation with the Chancellor. He has a masterclass in how to cut your credit card debt and you 'Tell Us' some of your financial tips and tricks from 2023.

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Money Mastermind Special 2023

Released on 20 December 2023

This week's episode, Money Mastermind Special 2023, it's the festive one - a compilation of the best Money Mastermind's of the year. Regular listeners will know Martin quizzes Five Live's Nihal Arthanayake on his financial knowhow each week, so we've compiled some of the best for you lucky, lucky podcast listeners to enjoy.

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The terrible human cost of scams, and finally, a cheap energy deal

Released on 14 December 2023

In this week's episode, The terrible human cost of scams, and finally, a cheap energy deal, Martin gives listeners his advice on how to spot a scam and hears the terrible experience of ‘Lisa’, who was scammed by criminals using Martin’s name. Martin also has some energy saving deals to share, and answers more of your questions on personal finance.

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How to understand pensions, APRs, the economy, tax and more...

Released on 7 December 2023

In this week's episode, How to understand: pensions, tax, APRs, and more... it’s a “Tell Us” special with Martin. He answers your personal finance questions on everything from pensions to tax, and energy to APRs.

Plus Nihal makes his way out of the 5 Live show and into Martin’s podcast-only space for a special Mastermind. Can he finally get to grips with Martin’s question? Listen to find out.

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Call center staff secrets and unpleasant issues

Released on 29 November 2023

In this week's episode, Call center staff secrets and unpleasant issues, Martin explains the importance of sorting out your will and power of attorney. Plus, this week's mastermind is on pensions. 

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Beat the 5% energy price hike? And Autumn statement practicals

Released on 23 November 2023

In this week's episode, Beat the 5% energy price hike? And Autumn Statement  practicals, Martin explains that from January 2024 there will be a 5% rise in the energy price cap and what this means for your energy bills. Plus, a practical step-by-step explanation of the Autumn Statement - what you need to know, and how it'll affect you.

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How to get a free flight upgrade, plus cut credit card costs - even if rejected for 0%

Released on 15 November 2023

In this week's episode, How to get free flight upgrades and how to cut your credit card interest even if rejected for 0%, Martin talks about how to get free flight upgrades, plus how to cut your credit card interest, even if you're rejected for a 0% card. He also has tips on how you and a friend can earn £50 each for switching energy providers and the best way your kids can get an 'actual' letter from Santa this Christmas.

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How £1 could make 1st time buyers £1,000s…

Released on 9 November 2023

In this week's episode, How £1 could make 1st time buyers £1,000s…, Martin explains why Lifetime ISAs are a no brainer for some first-time buyers - but it has one major problem!

He also discusses how you can time your energy usage to make you money., has tips on the most cost-effective bank cards to use abroad as well as some of the best deals on some Christmas drinks. And this week’s ‘Tell Us’ focusses on great customer service.

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Wallet workout, admin anxiety and acts of financial kindness

Released on 1 November 2023

In this week's episode, Wallet workout, admin anxiety and acts of financial kindness, Martin talks you through how to do a five minute wallet workout - a makeover for your purse or wallet! His checklist includes best cards to pay on, check your driving licence isn't out of date, how to clear your overdraft, cheap railcards, get a refund on unused oyster cards and much more!

He also discusses how to deal with financial anxiety. Plus, this week’s ‘Tell Us’ is all about acts of financial kindness.

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Can you reclaim PPI again & 1m+ owed money back on student loans

Released on 19 October 2023

In this week's episode, Can you reclaim PPI again & 1m+ owed money back on student loans, Martin explains how PPI reclaiming may be back - a new legal action means you could you reclaim £1,000s (even if you were paid before) if you had a loan, credit card, car finance, catalogue debt etc.

Plus, all former students with student loans should check if they can reclaim £100s or even £1,000s from overpaid student loan payments. Martin explains who is eligible and how to reclaim. 

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Car insurance up 41%, home insurance too, how to beat the hikes

Released on 11 October 2023

In this week's episode Car insurance up 41%, home insurance too, how to beat the hikes, Martin talks about insurance and his advice on what to do about a cost we know is climbing at the moment. He has tips on how to get the best deals on your car and home insurance renewals. He also looks at financial education in schools.

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Free Wills and a Brown Trouser phone in...

Released on 4 October 2023

In this week's episode Free Wills and a Brown Trouser phone in Martin explains how to get a free solicitor-drafted will and Nihal’s rap career showcases the importance of having a pension. He also looks at the importance of having a power of attorney. 

Plus, Martin shares quick deals for cheap toys and cheap make up.

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Cut energy bills, fix savings and free Greggs

Released on 27 September 2023

In this week's episode Cut energy bills, fix rate savings and free Greggs, Martin explains why even though energy prices are going down on 1 October, some people could be paying more this winter. He also gives you tips to ensure your bills are as low as possible. He also has a savings alert - to ensure you're not earning less than 5% on your savings. 

Plus, how you could be paid to insure your phone, free Greggs and Martin finds out the financial nuggets that older people would love to tell their younger, working selves. 

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Teen money special: Lessons for everyone

Released on 20 September 2023

In this week's episode Teen money special: Lessons for everyone, Martin joins the 5live Teen 2023 Summit to give financial advice to teenagers and students, with a guide to savings, inflation, credit cards and money that apply to everyone.

This week's ‘tell us’ is 'what would you explain to your 16-year old about money?'
 

Key help on these topics...

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Make £100s in time for Christmas, and state pension boosting

Released on 13 September 2023

In this week's episode Make £100s in time for Christmas, and state pension boostingMartin isn't celebrating early, but preparing. He's here with his tips to reduce the financial and personal stresses of the big day and looks at the opportunities to make some more money to pay for it – and how to cut costs.

Plus, with the pensions 'triple lock' in the news again Martin explains how you could boost your state pension, and there's more than 800,000 people who could be missing out on extra pension credits.

This week's ‘tell us’ is the strangest things you found left behind when you moved in to a new home.

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Huge best buy savings, and are you due flight compo?

Released on 6 September 2023

In this week's episode Huge best buys savings, and are you due flight compo?, Martin explains why inflation is down and whether mortgage rates will follow, and why you should open or reopen a cash ISA. Plus, Mortgage Charter help, should you access it and how do you do it?

Also, in this week's mastermind... who can you complain to if your insurance claim is denied?

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Are cash ISA’s ni-sa? & will lower inflation mean cheaper mortgages?

Released on 19 July 2023

In this week's episode Are cash ISA’s nisa? & will lower inflation mean cheaper mortgages?, Martin explains why inflation is down and whether mortgage rates will follow, and why you should open or reopen a cash ISA. Plus, Mortgage Charter help, should you access it and how do you do it?

Also, in this week's mastermind...  what is a day? (When you’re holiday roaming on your phone).

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Top 10 holiday tips & energy switches are back

Released on 13 July 2023

In this weeks episode Top 10 holiday tips & energy switches are back, Martin has 10 summer holiday tips to try and cut your costs whilst you're away.

Plus, is now the time to fix your energy tariff?

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Uni costs to increase 50% – Everything you need to know

Released on 5 July 2023

In this weeks episode Uni costs to increase 50% – Everything you need to know, Martin explains all you need to know about student finance including the changes coming THIS September with a new plan (Plan 5). He is joined by three prospective university students from Westminster Kingsway College and parents concerned about funding their children through university.

Plus, a warning for anybody on a fixed rate energy tariff, as well as good news for First Direct customers.

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Are you missing out on £100,000+? Meter reading week and Dead Ringers....

Released on 28 June 2023

In this weeks episode Are you missing out on £100,000+? Meter reading week and Dead Ringers, Martin Lewis is live from LORDS! He responds to the Chancellor’s mortgage charter announcement and talks about what else the Government could do to cut the cost of living.

Martin also shares four ways you may be missing out on thousands of pounds. Plus, how to reduce your water bills and of course… many, many cricket puns.

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My mortgage meet with the Chancellor, should you overpay? – and travel tips

Released on 21 June 2023

In this week's episode My mortgage meet with the Chancellor, should you overpay? – and travel tips, Martin comes to the podcast straight from Number 11 after an emergency meeting with The Chancellor over mortgages. So, Martin talks mortgages rates and whether you should overpay your mortgage with savings or extra cash.

Plus, Martin gives some very important bonus travel tips if you’re planning a holiday abroad. While, Nihal throws a twist in the show with some Mastermind antics and you ‘tell us’ your favourite free activities to do with your kids over the summer.

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Pay up to £800 get £6,000 – HUGE boost to your state pension.

Released on 14 June 2023

In this week's episode Pay up to £800 get £6,000 – HUGE boost to your state pensionMartin explains why the deadline for buying back National Insurance contributions to boost your state pension has been extended to 2025, and how to check if you should be doing it.

Plus, in Mastermind the stakes are higher than ever as Martin DOUBLES the points… will Nihal be able continue his winning streak under the pressure?

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Mortgage mayhem, energy fixes, car insurance & Tesco tips

Released on 7 June 2023

In this week's episode Mortgage mayhem, energy fixes, car insurance & Tesco tipsMartin talks your through how to beat the current mortgage mayhem, with help from Andrew Montlake, Managing Director of the mortgage brokerage Coreco.

Plus, can you get a fix on your energy bills and should you? How to triple your Tesco Clubcard credit and podcast exclusive tips to help drive down car insurance costs.

Also, in this week's 'tell us’ your tales of the financial kindness of strangers…

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The Energy Price Cap decoded (& new 4.25% savings)…

Released on 25 May 2023

In this week's episode The Energy Price Cap decoded (& new 4.25% savings, Martin tells you all you need to know about the Energy Price Cap - including the all important how it works and how much you'll pay. Plus whether energy fixes are coming back, switching, standing charges and help for those on prepay. 

Plus there's a new 4.25% 'easy access' savings account. And you ‘tell us’ how your energy usage has changed over the last two years. 

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Are you due new energy compensation? Plus renters rights (& wrongs)…

Released on 17 May 2023

This week's episode Are you due new energy compensation? Plus renters rights (& wrongs)… Martin shares his top tips to cut rental costs, how to check if you are due compensation from your energy firm, and it's been confirmed the energy price cap will come down in July, but by how much? 

It’s National Numeracy Day too, so Martin explains why you shouldn't shy away from numbers. And you ‘tell us’ the WORST gifts you’ve been given…

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How to check if you’re owed £100s of energy credit and are 100% mortgages good?

Released on 10 May 2023

This week's episode Is your electricity and gas provider sitting on £100’s of YOUR money? Martin explains why May is the PERFECT TIME to get that money back!

Plus, have you been considering a 100% mortgage? Martin explores whether it could help you get on the property ladder. You ‘tell us’ your best birthday presents and Martin reveals Nihal’s ‘secret commercial venture’ in this weeks’ Mastermind.

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Scam-busters, the best debit card and is cash king?

Released on 3 May 2023

This week's episode Scam-busters, the best debit card and is cash king? Martin talks about how to keep yourself safe from scam ads.  As it is announced that the UK is to ban all cold calls selling financial products as part of a national crackdown on scams, Martin talks about how to keep yourself, and those you care about, safe.

Plus, there is an urgent deadline for the nearly one million pensioner households missing out on vital help they're entitled to. You've only until 19 May to sign up for pension credit that'll trigger eligibility for the current £301 cost of living payment.

And this week’s Tell Us is all about the last time you used cash, and Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind one more time.

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Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)

Released on 26 April 2023

This week's episode 10 ways to pimp your pensions (& warranty schmarranty) Martin talks you through how safe your savings are and how to make the most of the savings you have.

Martin also answers your questions including ‘What is better: a Help to buy ISA or a Lifetime ISA?’ and ‘What should I do with my inheritance?’ Plus, in this week's ‘tell us’ what's the strangest thing you’ve ever paid for, and  some podcast exclusive tips on how to get a discounted family pass for National Trust sites and how you can get your hands on a free baked potato and beans!

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Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)

Released on 26 April 2023

This week's episode Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)  Martin talks you through how safe your savings are and how to make the most of the savings you have.

Martin also answers your questions including ‘What is better: a Help to buy ISA or a Lifetime ISA?’ and ‘What should I do with my inheritance?’ and you ‘tell us’ about the strangest thing you’ve ever paid for.

 
Plus some podcast exclusive tips on how to get a discounted family pass for National Trust sites and how you can get your hands on a free baked potato and beans

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10 ways to pimp your pension (& warranty schmarranty)

Released on 19 April 2023

This week's episode 10 ways to pimp your pensions (& warranty schmarranty) Martin Lewis explains the ten things you MUST know about your pension. From how to find lost money in old pensions, to when you can opt in for extra pension contributions from your employer.

PLUS when to ignore your warranty and still get what you want. Elsewhere in the podcast, Martin reacts to the latest inflation figures, you ‘tell us’ your summer holiday bargains and Martin is challenging YOU to come up with a nickname for new podcast producer Lillie-Mae…

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Finally you can fix your energy bill - but should you?

Released on 29 March 2023

This week's episode Finally you can fix your energy bill - but should you? And more… Martin Lewis explains that for the first time in a long time you can fix your energy bills – but the question is should you?

Plus, you need to get a move on to claim hundreds of pounds back before the end of the tax year; including Marriage Tax Allowance and reclaiming tax on a PPI payout.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you ‘tell us’ whether you’ve already started your Christmas shopping, and Nihal’s Mastermind question is all about his knowledge of pharmaceuticals…

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How to beat April's 17% mobile and 14% broadband price hikes

Released on 22 March 2023

This week's episode How to beat April's 17% mobile and 14% broadband price hikes, Martin Lewis explains why broadband and mobile firms are hiking prices even if you're mid-contract - and what you can do to slash your bills if you're one of the 14 million people out of contract.  Martin also explains the latest with the Energy Price Guarantee and shares the average standing charges and unit rates for gas and electricity.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you Tell Us how your food shopping habits have been impacted by price increases. Have you changed the way you buy food? The sort of food you buy? Plus Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind and is quizzed on ways to pay for energy.

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Make £100s in time for Christmas, and state pension boosting

Released on 13 September 2023

In this week's episode Make £100s in time for Christmas, and state pension boostingMartin isn't celebrating early, but preparing. He's here with his tips to reduce the financial and personal stresses of the big day and looks at the opportunities to make some more money to pay for it – and how to cut costs.

Plus, with the pensions 'triple lock' in the news again Martin explains how you could boost your state pension, and there's more than 800,000 people who could be missing out on extra pension credits.

This week's ‘tell us’ is the strangest things you found left behind when you moved in to a new home.

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Huge best buy savings, and are you due flight compo?

Released on 6 September 2023

In this week's episode Huge best buys savings, and are you due flight compo?, Martin explains why inflation is down and whether mortgage rates will follow, and why you should open or reopen a cash ISA. Plus, Mortgage Charter help, should you access it and how do you do it?

Also, in this week's mastermind... who can you complain to if your insurance claim is denied?

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Are cash ISA’s ni-sa? & will lower inflation mean cheaper mortgages?

Released on 19 July 2023

In this week's episode Are cash ISA’s nisa? & will lower inflation mean cheaper mortgages?, Martin explains why inflation is down and whether mortgage rates will follow, and why you should open or reopen a cash ISA. Plus, Mortgage Charter help, should you access it and how do you do it?

Also, in this week's mastermind...  what is a day? (When you’re holiday roaming on your phone).

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Top 10 holiday tips & energy switches are back

Released on 13 July 2023

In this weeks episode Top 10 holiday tips & energy switches are back, Martin has 10 summer holiday tips to try and cut your costs whilst you're away.

Plus, is now the time to fix your energy tariff?

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Uni costs to increase 50% – Everything you need to know

Released on 5 July 2023

In this weeks episode Uni costs to increase 50% – Everything you need to know, Martin explains all you need to know about student finance including the changes coming THIS September with a new plan (Plan 5). He is joined by three prospective university students from Westminster Kingsway College and parents concerned about funding their children through university.

Plus, a warning for anybody on a fixed rate energy tariff, as well as good news for First Direct customers.

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Are you missing out on £100,000+? Meter reading week and Dead Ringers....

Released on 28 June 2023

In this weeks episode Are you missing out on £100,000+? Meter reading week and Dead Ringers, Martin Lewis is live from LORDS! He responds to the Chancellor’s mortgage charter announcement and talks about what else the Government could do to cut the cost of living.

Martin also shares four ways you may be missing out on thousands of pounds. Plus, how to reduce your water bills and of course… many, many cricket puns.

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My mortgage meet with the Chancellor, should you overpay? – and travel tips

Released on 21 June 2023

In this week's episode My mortgage meet with the Chancellor, should you overpay? – and travel tips, Martin comes to the podcast straight from Number 11 after an emergency meeting with The Chancellor over mortgages. So, Martin talks mortgages rates and whether you should overpay your mortgage with savings or extra cash.

Plus, Martin gives some very important bonus travel tips if you’re planning a holiday abroad. While, Nihal throws a twist in the show with some Mastermind antics and you ‘tell us’ your favourite free activities to do with your kids over the summer.

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Pay up to £800 get £6,000 – HUGE boost to your state pension.

Released on 14 June 2023

In this week's episode Pay up to £800 get £6,000 – HUGE boost to your state pensionMartin explains why the deadline for buying back National Insurance contributions to boost your state pension has been extended to 2025, and how to check if you should be doing it.

Plus, in Mastermind the stakes are higher than ever as Martin DOUBLES the points… will Nihal be able continue his winning streak under the pressure?

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Mortgage mayhem, energy fixes, car insurance & Tesco tips

Released on 7 June 2023

In this week's episode Mortgage mayhem, energy fixes, car insurance & Tesco tipsMartin talks your through how to beat the current mortgage mayhem, with help from Andrew Montlake, Managing Director of the mortgage brokerage Coreco.

Plus, can you get a fix on your energy bills and should you? How to triple your Tesco Clubcard credit and podcast exclusive tips to help drive down car insurance costs.

Also, in this week's 'tell us’ your tales of the financial kindness of strangers…

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The Energy Price Cap decoded (& new 4.25% savings)…

Released on 25 May 2023

In this week's episode The Energy Price Cap decoded (& new 4.25% savings, Martin tells you all you need to know about the Energy Price Cap - including the all important how it works and how much you'll pay. Plus whether energy fixes are coming back, switching, standing charges and help for those on prepay. 

Plus there's a new 4.25% 'easy access' savings account. And you ‘tell us’ how your energy usage has changed over the last two years. 

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Are you due new energy compensation? Plus renters rights (& wrongs)…

Released on 17 May 2023

This week's episode Are you due new energy compensation? Plus renters rights (& wrongs)… Martin shares his top tips to cut rental costs, how to check if you are due compensation from your energy firm, and it's been confirmed the energy price cap will come down in July, but by how much? 

It’s National Numeracy Day too, so Martin explains why you shouldn't shy away from numbers. And you ‘tell us’ the WORST gifts you’ve been given…

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How to check if you’re owed £100s of energy credit and are 100% mortgages good?

Released on 10 May 2023

This week's episode Is your electricity and gas provider sitting on £100’s of YOUR money? Martin explains why May is the PERFECT TIME to get that money back!

Plus, have you been considering a 100% mortgage? Martin explores whether it could help you get on the property ladder. You ‘tell us’ your best birthday presents and Martin reveals Nihal’s ‘secret commercial venture’ in this weeks’ Mastermind.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Scam-busters, the best debit card and is cash king?

Released on 3 May 2023

This week's episode Scam-busters, the best debit card and is cash king? Martin talks about how to keep yourself safe from scam ads.  As it is announced that the UK is to ban all cold calls selling financial products as part of a national crackdown on scams, Martin talks about how to keep yourself, and those you care about, safe.

Plus, there is an urgent deadline for the nearly one million pensioner households missing out on vital help they're entitled to. You've only until 19 May to sign up for pension credit that'll trigger eligibility for the current £301 cost of living payment.

And this week’s Tell Us is all about the last time you used cash, and Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind one more time.

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Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)

Released on 26 April 2023

This week's episode 10 ways to pimp your pensions (& warranty schmarranty) Martin talks you through how safe your savings are and how to make the most of the savings you have.

Martin also answers your questions including ‘What is better: a Help to buy ISA or a Lifetime ISA?’ and ‘What should I do with my inheritance?’ Plus, in this week's ‘tell us’ what's the strangest thing you’ve ever paid for, and  some podcast exclusive tips on how to get a discounted family pass for National Trust sites and how you can get your hands on a free baked potato and beans!

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)

Released on 26 April 2023

This week's episode Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)  Martin talks you through how safe your savings are and how to make the most of the savings you have.

Martin also answers your questions including ‘What is better: a Help to buy ISA or a Lifetime ISA?’ and ‘What should I do with my inheritance?’ and you ‘tell us’ about the strangest thing you’ve ever paid for.

 
Plus some podcast exclusive tips on how to get a discounted family pass for National Trust sites and how you can get your hands on a free baked potato and beans

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

10 ways to pimp your pension (& warranty schmarranty)

Released on 19 April 2023

This week's episode 10 ways to pimp your pensions (& warranty schmarranty) Martin Lewis explains the ten things you MUST know about your pension. From how to find lost money in old pensions, to when you can opt in for extra pension contributions from your employer.

PLUS when to ignore your warranty and still get what you want. Elsewhere in the podcast, Martin reacts to the latest inflation figures, you ‘tell us’ your summer holiday bargains and Martin is challenging YOU to come up with a nickname for new podcast producer Lillie-Mae…

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Finally you can fix your energy bill - but should you?

Released on 29 March 2023

This week's episode Finally you can fix your energy bill - but should you? And more… Martin Lewis explains that for the first time in a long time you can fix your energy bills – but the question is should you?

Plus, you need to get a move on to claim hundreds of pounds back before the end of the tax year; including Marriage Tax Allowance and reclaiming tax on a PPI payout.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you ‘tell us’ whether you’ve already started your Christmas shopping, and Nihal’s Mastermind question is all about his knowledge of pharmaceuticals…

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

How to beat April's 17% mobile and 14% broadband price hikes

Released on 22 March 2023

This week's episode How to beat April's 17% mobile and 14% broadband price hikes, Martin Lewis explains why broadband and mobile firms are hiking prices even if you're mid-contract - and what you can do to slash your bills if you're one of the 14 million people out of contract.  Martin also explains the latest with the Energy Price Guarantee and shares the average standing charges and unit rates for gas and electricity.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you Tell Us how your food shopping habits have been impacted by price increases. Have you changed the way you buy food? The sort of food you buy? Plus Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind and is quizzed on ways to pay for energy.

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Make £100s in time for Christmas, and state pension boosting

Released on 13 September 2023

In this week's episode Make £100s in time for Christmas, and state pension boostingMartin isn't celebrating early, but preparing. He's here with his tips to reduce the financial and personal stresses of the big day and looks at the opportunities to make some more money to pay for it – and how to cut costs.

Plus, with the pensions 'triple lock' in the news again Martin explains how you could boost your state pension, and there's more than 800,000 people who could be missing out on extra pension credits.

This week's ‘tell us’ is the strangest things you found left behind when you moved in to a new home.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Huge best buy savings, and are you due flight compo?

Released on 6 September 2023

In this week's episode Huge best buys savings, and are you due flight compo?, Martin explains why inflation is down and whether mortgage rates will follow, and why you should open or reopen a cash ISA. Plus, Mortgage Charter help, should you access it and how do you do it?

Also, in this week's mastermind... who can you complain to if your insurance claim is denied?

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Are cash ISA’s ni-sa? & will lower inflation mean cheaper mortgages?

Released on 19 July 2023

In this week's episode Are cash ISA’s nisa? & will lower inflation mean cheaper mortgages?, Martin explains why inflation is down and whether mortgage rates will follow, and why you should open or reopen a cash ISA. Plus, Mortgage Charter help, should you access it and how do you do it?

Also, in this week's mastermind...  what is a day? (When you’re holiday roaming on your phone).

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Top 10 holiday tips & energy switches are back

Released on 13 July 2023

In this weeks episode Top 10 holiday tips & energy switches are back, Martin has 10 summer holiday tips to try and cut your costs whilst you're away.

Plus, is now the time to fix your energy tariff?

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Uni costs to increase 50% – Everything you need to know

Released on 5 July 2023

In this weeks episode Uni costs to increase 50% – Everything you need to know, Martin explains all you need to know about student finance including the changes coming THIS September with a new plan (Plan 5). He is joined by three prospective university students from Westminster Kingsway College and parents concerned about funding their children through university.

Plus, a warning for anybody on a fixed rate energy tariff, as well as good news for First Direct customers.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are you missing out on £100,000+? Meter reading week and Dead Ringers....

Released on 28 June 2023

In this weeks episode Are you missing out on £100,000+? Meter reading week and Dead Ringers, Martin Lewis is live from LORDS! He responds to the Chancellor’s mortgage charter announcement and talks about what else the Government could do to cut the cost of living.

Martin also shares four ways you may be missing out on thousands of pounds. Plus, how to reduce your water bills and of course… many, many cricket puns.

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My mortgage meet with the Chancellor, should you overpay? – and travel tips

Released on 21 June 2023

In this week's episode My mortgage meet with the Chancellor, should you overpay? – and travel tips, Martin comes to the podcast straight from Number 11 after an emergency meeting with The Chancellor over mortgages. So, Martin talks mortgages rates and whether you should overpay your mortgage with savings or extra cash.

Plus, Martin gives some very important bonus travel tips if you’re planning a holiday abroad. While, Nihal throws a twist in the show with some Mastermind antics and you ‘tell us’ your favourite free activities to do with your kids over the summer.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Pay up to £800 get £6,000 – HUGE boost to your state pension.

Released on 14 June 2023

In this week's episode Pay up to £800 get £6,000 – HUGE boost to your state pensionMartin explains why the deadline for buying back National Insurance contributions to boost your state pension has been extended to 2025, and how to check if you should be doing it.

Plus, in Mastermind the stakes are higher than ever as Martin DOUBLES the points… will Nihal be able continue his winning streak under the pressure?

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Mortgage mayhem, energy fixes, car insurance & Tesco tips

Released on 7 June 2023

In this week's episode Mortgage mayhem, energy fixes, car insurance & Tesco tipsMartin talks your through how to beat the current mortgage mayhem, with help from Andrew Montlake, Managing Director of the mortgage brokerage Coreco.

Plus, can you get a fix on your energy bills and should you? How to triple your Tesco Clubcard credit and podcast exclusive tips to help drive down car insurance costs.

Also, in this week's 'tell us’ your tales of the financial kindness of strangers…

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

The Energy Price Cap decoded (& new 4.25% savings)…

Released on 25 May 2023

In this week's episode The Energy Price Cap decoded (& new 4.25% savings, Martin tells you all you need to know about the Energy Price Cap - including the all important how it works and how much you'll pay. Plus whether energy fixes are coming back, switching, standing charges and help for those on prepay. 

Plus there's a new 4.25% 'easy access' savings account. And you ‘tell us’ how your energy usage has changed over the last two years. 

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are you due new energy compensation? Plus renters rights (& wrongs)…

Released on 17 May 2023

This week's episode Are you due new energy compensation? Plus renters rights (& wrongs)… Martin shares his top tips to cut rental costs, how to check if you are due compensation from your energy firm, and it's been confirmed the energy price cap will come down in July, but by how much? 

It’s National Numeracy Day too, so Martin explains why you shouldn't shy away from numbers. And you ‘tell us’ the WORST gifts you’ve been given…

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

How to check if you’re owed £100s of energy credit and are 100% mortgages good?

Released on 10 May 2023

This week's episode Is your electricity and gas provider sitting on £100’s of YOUR money? Martin explains why May is the PERFECT TIME to get that money back!

Plus, have you been considering a 100% mortgage? Martin explores whether it could help you get on the property ladder. You ‘tell us’ your best birthday presents and Martin reveals Nihal’s ‘secret commercial venture’ in this weeks’ Mastermind.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Scam-busters, the best debit card and is cash king?

Released on 3 May 2023

This week's episode Scam-busters, the best debit card and is cash king? Martin talks about how to keep yourself safe from scam ads.  As it is announced that the UK is to ban all cold calls selling financial products as part of a national crackdown on scams, Martin talks about how to keep yourself, and those you care about, safe.

Plus, there is an urgent deadline for the nearly one million pensioner households missing out on vital help they're entitled to. You've only until 19 May to sign up for pension credit that'll trigger eligibility for the current £301 cost of living payment.

And this week’s Tell Us is all about the last time you used cash, and Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind one more time.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)

Released on 26 April 2023

This week's episode 10 ways to pimp your pensions (& warranty schmarranty) Martin talks you through how safe your savings are and how to make the most of the savings you have.

Martin also answers your questions including ‘What is better: a Help to buy ISA or a Lifetime ISA?’ and ‘What should I do with my inheritance?’ Plus, in this week's ‘tell us’ what's the strangest thing you’ve ever paid for, and  some podcast exclusive tips on how to get a discounted family pass for National Trust sites and how you can get your hands on a free baked potato and beans!

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)

Released on 26 April 2023

This week's episode Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)  Martin talks you through how safe your savings are and how to make the most of the savings you have.

Martin also answers your questions including ‘What is better: a Help to buy ISA or a Lifetime ISA?’ and ‘What should I do with my inheritance?’ and you ‘tell us’ about the strangest thing you’ve ever paid for.

 
Plus some podcast exclusive tips on how to get a discounted family pass for National Trust sites and how you can get your hands on a free baked potato and beans

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

10 ways to pimp your pension (& warranty schmarranty)

Released on 19 April 2023

This week's episode 10 ways to pimp your pensions (& warranty schmarranty) Martin Lewis explains the ten things you MUST know about your pension. From how to find lost money in old pensions, to when you can opt in for extra pension contributions from your employer.

PLUS when to ignore your warranty and still get what you want. Elsewhere in the podcast, Martin reacts to the latest inflation figures, you ‘tell us’ your summer holiday bargains and Martin is challenging YOU to come up with a nickname for new podcast producer Lillie-Mae…

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Finally you can fix your energy bill - but should you?

Released on 29 March 2023

This week's episode Finally you can fix your energy bill - but should you? And more… Martin Lewis explains that for the first time in a long time you can fix your energy bills – but the question is should you?

Plus, you need to get a move on to claim hundreds of pounds back before the end of the tax year; including Marriage Tax Allowance and reclaiming tax on a PPI payout.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you ‘tell us’ whether you’ve already started your Christmas shopping, and Nihal’s Mastermind question is all about his knowledge of pharmaceuticals…

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

How to beat April's 17% mobile and 14% broadband price hikes

Released on 22 March 2023

This week's episode How to beat April's 17% mobile and 14% broadband price hikes, Martin Lewis explains why broadband and mobile firms are hiking prices even if you're mid-contract - and what you can do to slash your bills if you're one of the 14 million people out of contract.  Martin also explains the latest with the Energy Price Guarantee and shares the average standing charges and unit rates for gas and electricity.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you Tell Us how your food shopping habits have been impacted by price increases. Have you changed the way you buy food? The sort of food you buy? Plus Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind and is quizzed on ways to pay for energy.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Make £100s in time for Christmas, and state pension boosting

Released on 13 September 2023

In this week's episode Make £100s in time for Christmas, and state pension boostingMartin isn't celebrating early, but preparing. He's here with his tips to reduce the financial and personal stresses of the big day and looks at the opportunities to make some more money to pay for it – and how to cut costs.

Plus, with the pensions 'triple lock' in the news again Martin explains how you could boost your state pension, and there's more than 800,000 people who could be missing out on extra pension credits.

This week's ‘tell us’ is the strangest things you found left behind when you moved in to a new home.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Huge best buy savings, and are you due flight compo?

Released on 6 September 2023

In this week's episode Huge best buys savings, and are you due flight compo?, Martin explains why inflation is down and whether mortgage rates will follow, and why you should open or reopen a cash ISA. Plus, Mortgage Charter help, should you access it and how do you do it?

Also, in this week's mastermind... who can you complain to if your insurance claim is denied?

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are cash ISA’s ni-sa? & will lower inflation mean cheaper mortgages?

Released on 19 July 2023

In this week's episode Are cash ISA’s nisa? & will lower inflation mean cheaper mortgages?, Martin explains why inflation is down and whether mortgage rates will follow, and why you should open or reopen a cash ISA. Plus, Mortgage Charter help, should you access it and how do you do it?

Also, in this week's mastermind...  what is a day? (When you’re holiday roaming on your phone).

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Top 10 holiday tips & energy switches are back

Released on 13 July 2023

In this weeks episode Top 10 holiday tips & energy switches are back, Martin has 10 summer holiday tips to try and cut your costs whilst you're away.

Plus, is now the time to fix your energy tariff?

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Uni costs to increase 50% – Everything you need to know

Released on 5 July 2023

In this weeks episode Uni costs to increase 50% – Everything you need to know, Martin explains all you need to know about student finance including the changes coming THIS September with a new plan (Plan 5). He is joined by three prospective university students from Westminster Kingsway College and parents concerned about funding their children through university.

Plus, a warning for anybody on a fixed rate energy tariff, as well as good news for First Direct customers.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are you missing out on £100,000+? Meter reading week and Dead Ringers....

Released on 28 June 2023

In this weeks episode Are you missing out on £100,000+? Meter reading week and Dead Ringers, Martin Lewis is live from LORDS! He responds to the Chancellor’s mortgage charter announcement and talks about what else the Government could do to cut the cost of living.

Martin also shares four ways you may be missing out on thousands of pounds. Plus, how to reduce your water bills and of course… many, many cricket puns.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

My mortgage meet with the Chancellor, should you overpay? – and travel tips

Released on 21 June 2023

In this week's episode My mortgage meet with the Chancellor, should you overpay? – and travel tips, Martin comes to the podcast straight from Number 11 after an emergency meeting with The Chancellor over mortgages. So, Martin talks mortgages rates and whether you should overpay your mortgage with savings or extra cash.

Plus, Martin gives some very important bonus travel tips if you’re planning a holiday abroad. While, Nihal throws a twist in the show with some Mastermind antics and you ‘tell us’ your favourite free activities to do with your kids over the summer.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Pay up to £800 get £6,000 – HUGE boost to your state pension.

Released on 14 June 2023

In this week's episode Pay up to £800 get £6,000 – HUGE boost to your state pensionMartin explains why the deadline for buying back National Insurance contributions to boost your state pension has been extended to 2025, and how to check if you should be doing it.

Plus, in Mastermind the stakes are higher than ever as Martin DOUBLES the points… will Nihal be able continue his winning streak under the pressure?

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Mortgage mayhem, energy fixes, car insurance & Tesco tips

Released on 7 June 2023

In this week's episode Mortgage mayhem, energy fixes, car insurance & Tesco tipsMartin talks your through how to beat the current mortgage mayhem, with help from Andrew Montlake, Managing Director of the mortgage brokerage Coreco.

Plus, can you get a fix on your energy bills and should you? How to triple your Tesco Clubcard credit and podcast exclusive tips to help drive down car insurance costs.

Also, in this week's 'tell us’ your tales of the financial kindness of strangers…

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

The Energy Price Cap decoded (& new 4.25% savings)…

Released on 25 May 2023

In this week's episode The Energy Price Cap decoded (& new 4.25% savings, Martin tells you all you need to know about the Energy Price Cap - including the all important how it works and how much you'll pay. Plus whether energy fixes are coming back, switching, standing charges and help for those on prepay. 

Plus there's a new 4.25% 'easy access' savings account. And you ‘tell us’ how your energy usage has changed over the last two years. 

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are you due new energy compensation? Plus renters rights (& wrongs)…

Released on 17 May 2023

This week's episode Are you due new energy compensation? Plus renters rights (& wrongs)… Martin shares his top tips to cut rental costs, how to check if you are due compensation from your energy firm, and it's been confirmed the energy price cap will come down in July, but by how much? 

It’s National Numeracy Day too, so Martin explains why you shouldn't shy away from numbers. And you ‘tell us’ the WORST gifts you’ve been given…

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

How to check if you’re owed £100s of energy credit and are 100% mortgages good?

Released on 10 May 2023

This week's episode Is your electricity and gas provider sitting on £100’s of YOUR money? Martin explains why May is the PERFECT TIME to get that money back!

Plus, have you been considering a 100% mortgage? Martin explores whether it could help you get on the property ladder. You ‘tell us’ your best birthday presents and Martin reveals Nihal’s ‘secret commercial venture’ in this weeks’ Mastermind.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Scam-busters, the best debit card and is cash king?

Released on 3 May 2023

This week's episode Scam-busters, the best debit card and is cash king? Martin talks about how to keep yourself safe from scam ads.  As it is announced that the UK is to ban all cold calls selling financial products as part of a national crackdown on scams, Martin talks about how to keep yourself, and those you care about, safe.

Plus, there is an urgent deadline for the nearly one million pensioner households missing out on vital help they're entitled to. You've only until 19 May to sign up for pension credit that'll trigger eligibility for the current £301 cost of living payment.

And this week’s Tell Us is all about the last time you used cash, and Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind one more time.

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)

Released on 26 April 2023

This week's episode 10 ways to pimp your pensions (& warranty schmarranty) Martin talks you through how safe your savings are and how to make the most of the savings you have.

Martin also answers your questions including ‘What is better: a Help to buy ISA or a Lifetime ISA?’ and ‘What should I do with my inheritance?’ Plus, in this week's ‘tell us’ what's the strangest thing you’ve ever paid for, and  some podcast exclusive tips on how to get a discounted family pass for National Trust sites and how you can get your hands on a free baked potato and beans!

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)

Released on 26 April 2023

This week's episode Are your savings safe in the bank? (and paying to squeeze blackheads)  Martin talks you through how safe your savings are and how to make the most of the savings you have.

Martin also answers your questions including ‘What is better: a Help to buy ISA or a Lifetime ISA?’ and ‘What should I do with my inheritance?’ and you ‘tell us’ about the strangest thing you’ve ever paid for.

 
Plus some podcast exclusive tips on how to get a discounted family pass for National Trust sites and how you can get your hands on a free baked potato and beans

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

10 ways to pimp your pension (& warranty schmarranty)

Released on 19 April 2023

This week's episode 10 ways to pimp your pensions (& warranty schmarranty) Martin Lewis explains the ten things you MUST know about your pension. From how to find lost money in old pensions, to when you can opt in for extra pension contributions from your employer.

PLUS when to ignore your warranty and still get what you want. Elsewhere in the podcast, Martin reacts to the latest inflation figures, you ‘tell us’ your summer holiday bargains and Martin is challenging YOU to come up with a nickname for new podcast producer Lillie-Mae…

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

Finally you can fix your energy bill - but should you?

Released on 29 March 2023

This week's episode Finally you can fix your energy bill - but should you? And more… Martin Lewis explains that for the first time in a long time you can fix your energy bills – but the question is should you?

Plus, you need to get a move on to claim hundreds of pounds back before the end of the tax year; including Marriage Tax Allowance and reclaiming tax on a PPI payout.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you ‘tell us’ whether you’ve already started your Christmas shopping, and Nihal’s Mastermind question is all about his knowledge of pharmaceuticals…

Listen (and why not subscribe) via...

How to beat April's 17% mobile and 14% broadband price hikes

Released on 22 March 2023

This week's episode How to beat April's 17% mobile and 14% broadband price hikes, Martin Lewis explains why broadband and mobile firms are hiking prices even if you're mid-contract - and what you can do to slash your bills if you're one of the 14 million people out of contract.  Martin also explains the latest with the Energy Price Guarantee and shares the average standing charges and unit rates for gas and electricity.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you Tell Us how your food shopping habits have been impacted by price increases. Have you changed the way you buy food? The sort of food you buy? Plus Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind and is quizzed on ways to pay for energy.

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Budget special: energy, tax, childcare, pension and Help to Save

Released on 15 March 2023

This week's episode Budget special: energy, tax, childcare, pension and Help to Save, Martin Lewis reacts to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget, including analysis of the extended free childcare, pension reforms, extended support for energy bills, prepayment energy charges and much, much more.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you Tell Us your top budgeting tips, how do you stick to a budget? Is it 'credit card in freezer' or spreadsheets? Plus Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind, and this week is quizzed on Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.

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ISAs, ISAs, baby... cheap flights and pensions boost

Released on 8 March 2023

In this week's episode ISAs, ISAs, baby... cheap flights and pensions boost, Martin Lewis explains that interest rates are up, so ISAs are back for many, although you need to sort them by 5 April or sooner.

Elsewhere in the podcast, you Tell Us what’s the oldest, working object, you have in your home that you never use and Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind and this week, is quizzed on how much of your private or company pension you are allowed to leave to your spouse in your will.

Plus Martin’s podcast exclusive tips – including how to get cheap EasyJet flights and an update on ‘How to Turn £800 into £5,500’.

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Energy bill help, free wills and super service

Released on 1 March 2023

In this week's episode Energy bill help, free wills and super service, Martin Lewis explains why he has been urging Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to postpone the Energy Price Guarantee price rise (which is planned to rise by 20% from 1 April) – a plea now backed by more than 85 other organisations.

Elsewhere in the podcast, ‘Tell Us’ what is your best ever experience of customer service? When did a firm go above and beyond and who was it with? Did it make you more loyal in future?

Plus Martin’s podcast exclusive money-saving tips, including changes to app based Chase Bank and how to get a free solicitor-drafted will.

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Council tax, £1000s back? Money-piphany, energy bills

Released on 22 February 2023

In this week's episode Council tax, £1000s back? Money-piphany, energy bills, Martin Lewis talks you through how to check you're in the right council tax band and how to challenge it if you're not. Plus, he runs through the council tax discounts many people can apply for - that they may know nothing about.

Elsewhere in the podcast you Tell Us your best ‘Money-piphany’ - that moment when your eyes were opened to how something in debt or budgeting worked, which changed your approach to finances forever.

Plus Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind and is quizzed about who currently sets the overall maximum amount that most consumers in England, Scotland and Wales pay for their energy bills.

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How to turn £800 into £5,500 - Part Two 

Released on 15 February 2023

In this week's episode How to turn £800 into £5,500 - Part Two, Martin Lewis follows up a podcast from November, with an urgent deadline everyone aged 45 to 70 needs to know about. It's all about topping up your state pension years and it could leave many £1,000s better off - but you need to do it by 5 April 2023. 

Martin explains how this scheme works, the successes and problems people who've topped up have encountered and answers your questions.

Plus, Martin calls on the government to postpone April's 20% energy bill hike.

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Beat water bill increases, student finance & biggest ever savings

Released on 8 February 2023

In this week's episode  Beat water bill increases, student finance & biggest ever savings Martin Lewis answers your financial questions, including several queries on upcoming changes to student finance, and updates us on cost-of-living payments for those in park homes or using heating oil or LPG

Plus, water bills could rise by 7.5% from April for households in England and Wales - the largest increase for nearly 20 years, so Martin shares how to save on this 'hidden' bill. 

Elsewhere, Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind and is quizzed about whether non-taxpayers get tax relief if they save into a pension. 

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Uni costs doubling, holiday must-dos and money fails

Released on 1 February 2023

In this week's episode Uni costs doubling, holiday must-dos and money fails, Martin discusses the seismic changes to university funding for English students coming in September, which will substantially increase the cost of higher education. 

Plus, You Tell Us your most embarrassing money fail, Nihal takes on Martin’s Money Mastermind and is quizzed on Section 75.

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Haggling help, LISAs, free cash for teens? And more…

Released on 25 January 2023

In this week's episode Haggling help, LISAs, free cash for teens? And more… Martin confirms broadband and mobile phone price hikes of 14% are coming in April, so for millions of those who are out of contract you can ditch and switch or haggle to get a cheaper price.

Plus, Martin demands reforms to rules and thresholds linked to Lifetime ISAs as he warns they could be costing first-time buyers. And in this week's 'tell us' Martin's asks for your best haggling stories; how much did you save, and what are your top haggling tips? 

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Underpaid cash ISAs, broadband hike & WHAT-ER saving

Released on 19 January 2023

In this week's episode Underpaid cash ISAs, broadband hike & WHAT-ER saving Martin explains why you could be missing out if you have a cash ISA, how to beat inflation when it comes to your mobile phone and broadband and why a water meter could save you money.

Plus this week's 'tell us' is about your positive money surprises, and bonus money saving tips that you can only hear on the podcast including student loan maintenance loans only increasing by 2.8% from September, and £15 off some season train tickets. 

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24,630 steps, sorting your debts, kid finance gurus and more

Released on 11 January 2023

In this week's episode 24,630 steps to sorting your debts, kid finance gurus and more Martin explains how you can cut down your debt to 0%, including overdrafts and credit cards.

In this week's "tell us" Martin asks how your kids have helped you with your finances, and in his Mastermind question with Nihal, Martin explains how you could boost your state pension by buying more National Insurance years.

Plus, this week podcast exclusive money-saving tips include how to save on cinema tickets.

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24,630 steps, sorting your debts, kid finance gurus and more

Released on 11 January 2023

In this week's episode 24,630 steps, sorting your debts, kid finance gurus and more Martin helps tackle your debts, including overdrafts and credit cards.

Plus in the Mastermind question with Nihal, Martin explains how you could buy extra national insurance years to top up your pension. And this week podcast exclusive money-saving tips include how to get cheap cinema tickets.

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Will energy prices rise or fall? 1p challenge and cash ISAs...

Released on 4 January 2023

In this week's episode Will energy prices rise or fall? 1p challenge and cash ISAs Martin talks through the new energy price rises and answers your financial questions including why are wholesale gas prices falling but bills aren’t? and what are my rights if my parcel isn’t delivered?

Plus, Martin explains if cash ISAs are still worth it or should you ditch. And this week podcast exclusive money-saving tips include an urgent warning to high earners and the self-employed, and a plea to anyone who pays for a NHS prescription.

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Consumer rights & wrongs, dictionary corner, advice to 18yr old self, plus what does inflation mean and why is it so high?.. 

Released on 14 December 2022

In this week's episode Consumer rights & wrongs, dictionary corner and advice to 18yr old self, plus what does inflation mean and why is it so high? Martin explains your Christmas shopping consumer rights, answers your financial questions including when the £200 heating oil/LPG payment will come, and has an urgent reminder for low cost pensioners to check if they're eligible for pension credit. Plus, Martin's podcast exclusive tip... where to get cheap 19p Christmas veg.   

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Energy cost cutting tips, mortgages and 7% savings 

Released on 7 December 2022

In this week's episode Energy cost cutting tips, mortgages and 7% savings, Martin shares his energy saving tips, and has an update on a mortgage summit he’s involved in with the Chancellor. Plus, Martin's podcast exclusive tip for savers.  

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How to turn £800 into £5,500

Released on 30 November 2022

In this week's episode How to turn £800 into £5,500, Martin has an urgent plea for those aged between 45 and 70. As you could be missing years off your state pension worth £1,000s, so check now. Elsewhere in the show, ‘Tell Us’ have you re-gifted gifts. What was it? Did it backfire? Plus Martin’s podcast exclusive money-saving tips and the cheapest shop to buy Baileys this week. 

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Online shopping hacks, Help to Save, energy newbies & more

Released on 23 November 2022

In this week's episode  What is Grey Friday? When is Cyber Monday? Martin reveals his online shopping hacks, plus his take on pre-Xmas, Boxing Day and January sales. He also answers listeners questions on Help-to-Save and energy bills. 

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Credit, Christmas and Jeremy Hunt’s Fiscal Drag Show

Released on 16 November 2022

In this week's episode 'Credit, Christmas and Jeremy Hunt’s Fiscal Drag Show', Martin has an urgent plea for anyone who can’t afford to clear their credit card debit: get a 0% balance transfer. Plus, how much of your Christmas shopping have you done? What did you buy and when did you start? Where to get a free letter from Santa and how to extend expiring Tesco Clubcard vouchers.

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Savings boost, Christmas pre-NUPPs & baboon bums

Released on 9 November 2022

In this week's episode 'Savings boost, Christmas pre-NUPPs & baboon bums', who gets the cost of living payment? When is the second cost of living payment? Martin has an urgent plea for anyone who hasn't received their £150 council tax, plus whether it's possible to cut back at Christmas, how to protect your savings from inflation and what to do if you have an order with Made.com.

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Preparing for death, divorce & dementia


Released on 2 November 2022

In this week's episode 'Preparing for death, divorce & dementia', hear Martin Lewis on why it’s financially crucial to prepare death, divorce and dementia. But don’t be down, there’s also advice on energy, cheap train travel and free beer.

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Energy bill help, free food, direct debit rights and more


Released on 19 October 2022

In this week's episode 'Energy bill help, free food, direct debit rights and more', Martin explains why inflation is so hard to fight and gives advice on how to make sure you're not overpaying you're energy direct debit.

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Mortgages: Stick or Twist?


Released on 12 October 2022

In this week's episode 'Mortgages: Stick or Twist', The Martin Lewis Podcast is here with a brand new sound. Martin talks mortgages as listeners ask if they should stick with a longer fix or take chance on variable rates, and has some special tips on how you mighty be able to top up your state pension. Plus how to get some extra cash in time for Christmas.

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Car insurance up 41%, home insurance too, how to beat the hikes

Released on 11 October 2023

In this week's episode Car insurance up 41%, home insurance too, how to beat the hikes, Martin talks about insurance and his advice on what to do about a cost we know is climbing at the moment. He has tips on how to get the best deals on your car and home insurance renewals. He also looks at financial education in schools.

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