Petar Lekarski

Assistant Editor – News & Investigations

Latest from Petar Lekarski

Diesel emission claims

Diesel emission claims

Discover more about diesel emission claims, relating to VW, Mercedes and more, in this full guide from Martin Lewis's MoneySavingExpert.

9 January 2024

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.

2 January 2024

Rent increases (Northern Ireland)

Rent increases (Northern Ireland)

Rents in Northern Ireland have been rising sharply, going up even faster than in other parts of the UK. This MoneySavingExpert.com guide takes you through when your rent can and can't be put up, how to challenge an increase and where to get one-on-one help.

15 August 2023

Rent increases (England)

Rent increases (England)

Rents in England are going up at their fastest rate in over a decade. This MoneySavingExpert guide takes you through when your rent can and can't be put up, how to challenge an increase and where to get one-on-one help.

15 August 2023

Turning 18? What to do with your Child Trust Fund

Turning 18? What to do with your Child Trust Fund

Child Trust Funds locked cash away until children born between Sep 2002 and Jan 2011 turned 18. This guide from MoneySavingExpert has everything teens (and their parents) need to know, including the best ways to make the most of the cash.

6 March 2023

UK travel insurance

UK travel insurance

With international travel suspended, many are staying at home for their holidays. Here's what you need to know about buying insurance cover for a staycation - MoneySavingExpert.

11 January 2022

'Terrible' inflation-busting mobile and broadband price hikes to be probed by Chancellor after Martin Lewis grills him on it

'Terrible' inflation-busting mobile and broadband price hikes to be probed by Chancellor after Martin Lewis grills him on it

In an interview with MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said he would write to the competition and markets watchdog and "get to the bottom" of mid-contract telecoms rises.

10 January 2024

Self-employed or a high earner? Don't miss the 31 January 2024 self-assessment tax return deadline – or you risk a £100 fine

Self-employed or a high earner? Don't miss the 31 January 2024 self-assessment tax return deadline – or you risk a £100 fine

If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their online self-assessment tax return or pay the tax due, you've less than a month to go until the 31 January deadline. Here's what you need to do to avoid a £100 fine.

2 January 2024

Rail fares in England to rise by up to 4.9% in March – here's what you need to know

Rail fares in England to rise by up to 4.9% in March – here's what you need to know

Rail fares in England will rise by up to 4.9% next year, the Government has announced. The increases will come into effect on 3 March 2024.

22 December 2023

Banks to be forced to refund some scam victims from next year as reimbursement rules confirmed – here's what you need to know

Banks to be forced to refund some scam victims from next year as reimbursement rules confirmed – here's what you need to know

Banks will be required to refund most victims of bank transfer scams – known as "authorised push payment (APP)" fraud – from 7 October 2024, under new mandatory reimbursement rules confirmed today.

19 December 2023

Premium Bond prizes worth over £81 million STILL unclaimed – here's how to check if you've won

Premium Bond prizes worth over £81 million STILL unclaimed – here's how to check if you've won

More than two million Premium Bond prizes worth a combined £81 million remain unclaimed, according to the latest figures. Here's how to check if you've missed a win.

12 December 2023

Gardening retailer Precious Plants falls into administration – what to do if you haven't received your order

Gardening retailer Precious Plants falls into administration – what to do if you haven't received your order

Online gardening retailer Precious Plants has fallen into administration. If you've ordered from the firm – including via offers featured on MoneySavingExpert.com – and didn't get what you paid for, here's what you can do.

12 December 2023

Morses Club borrower? It's launched a new redress scheme for mis-sold loans – here's what it means for you

Morses Club borrower? It's launched a new redress scheme for mis-sold loans – here's what it means for you

Borrowers with mis-selling claims against Morses Club likely won't now get the full amount they're owed, after the High Court approved a new scheme put forward by the firm to limit payouts and set a time restriction on claims.

7 December 2023

Barclays to shut at least 196 bank branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Barclays to shut at least 196 bank branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Barclays will shut at least 196 of its bank branches throughout 2023 and 2024 – more than a third of its entire UK network – after announcing a further 16 branch closures.

1 December 2023

Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds to close 276 branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds to close 276 branches in 2023/24 – 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 276 of their bank branches in 2023 and 2024 after Lloyds announced a further 45 closures today (Wednesday 29 November).

29 November 2023

Martin Lewis: What the Autumn Statement means for you – including wages, benefits, pensions, ISAs, national insurance and more

Martin Lewis: What the Autumn Statement means for you – including wages, benefits, pensions, ISAs, national insurance and more

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has today (Wednesday 22 November) announced a range of tax, benefits and savings measures. We round up the key announcements and what they mean for you.

22 November 2023