Is your old £1 coin worth MORE than £1?

The deadline for spending old round £1 coins is fast approaching – after Sunday 15 October they’ll no longer be legal tender. But before you rush to get rid of your old coins, turn ’em over. Some might be worth more than their face value, with a few even fetching up to £20… We’ve been telling you for...

Can it REALLY be cheaper to travel abroad to buy a new iPhone X?

The brand-new iPhone X was unveiled earlier this week with an eye-watering starting price of £1,000 – yet it’s much cheaper overseas. But can it really be cheaper to fly long-haul to get one? We’ve crunched the numbers… Every time a new iPhone’s launched, tech-lovers across the country are immediately irked by how much more it costs...

We’re changing the cashback you get for switching energy supplier

Unfortunately we’re dropping the amount of cashback we give to anyone who switches energy through us. As always, we like to be transparent, so here are our reasons why. Whenever you switch energy provider via us, we get paid by the company you switch to (though this doesn’t mean you pay more – if you switched directly...

To fly but NOT to serve. Is British Airways’ new M&S paid-for food service always this shambolic?

I want to like the UK institution that is British Airways but I fear its service is hitting turbulence, begging the question whether it’s worth paying its often higher prices over rivals such as Easyjet.  This is summed up by the seemingly chaotic implementation of its new, chargeable M&S food service on most short-haul flights, which in...

Living near Nando’s nearly cost me my mortgage

Nando’s usually results in a bad taste in my experience, not home-buying problems (apologies to Nando’s lovers).  For me, it’s caused troubles in getting a mortgage. My home is in a large, newish block, with the chicken specialist close by and a small Tesco on the other side of the building. When I bought the flat in...

New supplier Powershop offers a different way to buy electricity. Here’s what you need to know

If you’re looking for a cheap, electricity-only energy deal at the moment, you may have noticed new provider Powershop popping up in comparisons recently. It appears high up in most results – so a tempting offer. But it’s not as simple as switching and sitting back. Of course you can switch and sit back if you want,...

Why throwing your pay & display ticket away after use could cost £100

It’s increasingly common for car parks to have CCTV cameras, and often you’ll find a parking charge arrives in the post instead of being slapped on your windscreen. So if you’ve paid and displayed, it’s crucial to ALWAYS keep hold of the evidence so you can prove it. This blog post was prompted by one MoneySaver getting...

Norwegian does it again – £180 one-way from London to Singapore

Norwegian Airlines has done it again and launched another super-cheap route – and this time it’s offering £180 direct flights between London and Singapore. The budget airline is fast becoming known for launching low price long haul flights, with the most recent being £69 flights to New York. But unlike the promotional New York offer, £180 is...

Hunt for bargains at the rubbish tip – eg, £10 Dysons, £35 Samsung TVs, £10 microwaves

One person’s trash might be another’s treasure, but sadly it’s not really socially acceptable (or, er, legal) to trawl through your neighbours’ rubbish in search of hidden gems. The good news is many local tips now do this for you, with ‘reuse’ shops springing up at rubbish dumps around the country. Of course, as with charity shops,...

Vet care 'fur' free: Vaccinations, microchipping and more if on low income

If you’re on a low income or benefits and you have pets, you could be entitled to cheap or free vet fees. The RSPCA may have a high profile – with 160 branches across England and Wales and regular campaigns for animal welfare – but it also runs a low-key financial assistance scheme to help people on...