Molly Greeves

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Cut energy use to earn rewards

Cut energy use to earn rewards

Energy suppliers are relaunching schemes that pay customers to cut their electricity use at peak times this winter, as part of an ongoing 'Demand Flexibility Service' trial by the National Grid ESO. MSE explains how these initiatives work, who's eligible and how you can sign up.

3 April 2024

Rent increases (Scotland)

Rent increases (Scotland)

Rent rises are temporarily capped for most tenants in Scotland. In this guide, we take you who the rent cap applies to, when your rent can and can't be put up and where to get one-on-one help.

15 August 2023

Tesco shopper? You've got TWO WEEKS left to spend £17 million of expiring Clubcard vouchers – or extend them with our trick

Tesco shopper? You've got TWO WEEKS left to spend £17 million of expiring Clubcard vouchers – or extend them with our trick

If you've got a Tesco Clubcard, check when your vouchers are due to expire as there are two weeks left to spend or extend nearly £17 million-worth before they run out on Friday 31 May.

17 May 2024

Spotify subscriber? Save up to £24 a year by removing audiobooks from your plan

Spotify subscriber? Save up to £24 a year by removing audiobooks from your plan

If you pay for a Spotify 'Individual', 'Duo' or 'Family' subscription and don't mind giving up audiobooks, you can now save up to £24 a year by switching to one of its new 'Basic' plans.

16 May 2024

Double glazing firm Everest falls into administration – your installation and warranty rights explained

Double glazing firm Everest falls into administration – your installation and warranty rights explained

Home improvement and double glazing company Everest has stopped trading after falling into administration.

14 May 2024

Bank of England holds base rate at 5.25% again – but with a cut now on the horizon, what does it mean for your mortgage and savings?

Bank of England holds base rate at 5.25% again – but with a cut now on the horizon, what does it mean for your mortgage and savings?

The Bank of England has held the base rate at 5.25% for the sixth time in a row. But there are now stronger signs that a rate cut might be coming soon – which could have a knock on impact on mortgage and savings rates.

14 May 2024

Subway customer? Use or lose your loyalty scheme points TODAY before shake-up – here's what's happening

Subway customer? Use or lose your loyalty scheme points TODAY before shake-up – here's what's happening

If you're a Subway Rewards member, you have until 5pm on Tuesday 14 May to spend any points you've built up – or lose them entirely.

14 May 2024

Standing charges, broken smart meters and more – Energy Secretary responds after Martin Lewis raised critical issues

Standing charges, broken smart meters and more – Energy Secretary responds after Martin Lewis raised critical issues

Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho has responded to calls from MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis to address high standing charges, fix broken smart meters and tackle the lack of competition in energy switching.

30 April 2024

Nationwide urged to "give members a say" over proposed Virgin Money takeover as thousands sign petition calling for a vote

Nationwide urged to "give members a say" over proposed Virgin Money takeover as thousands sign petition calling for a vote

Over 4,700 people have signed a petition calling on Nationwide – a building society owned by its customers, who are known as members – to let them vote on its decision to buy rival lender Virgin Money.

30 April 2024

Spotify to hike prices by up to £24 a year – here's what's happening

Spotify to hike prices by up to £24 a year – here's what's happening

If you've got a Spotify Individual, Duo or Family account you'll see prices rise by up to £2 a month (equivalent to £24 a year) in a month's time, the music streaming service has announced.

30 April 2024

Boosting your state pension should now be quicker and easier for some as new limited online tool launches – here's how it works

Boosting your state pension should now be quicker and easier for some as new limited online tool launches – here's how it works

A new online service designed to simplify how you check and pay for voluntary national insurance contributions is now available. It should make the state pension boosting process quicker and easier for most people.

29 April 2024

Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds to close 177 branches in 2024/25 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds to close 177 branches in 2024/25 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds, which are all part of the Lloyds Banking Group, will shut at least 177 of their bank branches in 2024 and 2025, the Group has confirmed.

25 April 2024

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank to close at least 100 branches in 2024/25 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank to close at least 100 branches in 2024/25 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Ulster Bank, which are all part of the NatWest Group, will shut at least 100 of their bank branches in 2024/25, after RBS announced a further 18 closures.

23 April 2024

Ted Baker to close 15 stores as it falls into administration – your shopping, refund and gift card rights explained

Ted Baker to close 15 stores as it falls into administration – your shopping, refund and gift card rights explained

Fashion retailer Ted Baker will close 15 stores, including 11 by the end of next week, after falling into administration last month. Hundreds of staff are facing redundancy as a result of the administration.

8 April 2024

NHS prescription costs in England to rise from May – check if you can save now

NHS prescription costs in England to rise from May – check if you can save now

The charge for a single item will increase by 25p to £9.90 from Wednesday 1 May, the Government has confirmed. If you regularly pay for prescriptions, check if you can save by buying a prepayment certificate now.

5 April 2024

Need a new passport? Apply now as fees are set to rise by 7% next month

Need a new passport? Apply now as fees are set to rise by 7% next month

If you need a new passport, you should apply for one now, as application fees are set to rise by around 7% on Thursday 11 April.

26 March 2024