Sophie King

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Millions of BT landline customers could be in line for up to £500 if a new class action case is successful

Millions of BT landline customers could be in line for up to £500 if a new class action case is successful

BT is facing a £600 million class action case amid claims some 2.3 million customers have been overcharged for their landline since October 2015.

16 January 2024

Energy grants worth millions of pounds are STILL available to help you pay your energy bills – check what your supplier is offering

Energy grants worth millions of pounds are STILL available to help you pay your energy bills – check what your supplier is offering

Struggling to pay energy bills? Check if you can get a grant worth £1,000s from your supplier – plus how to apply.

29 December 2022

Book your Christmas delivery slots now with spots opening at Asda and Sainsbury's - here's when and how to do it

Book your Christmas delivery slots now with spots opening at Asda and Sainsbury's - here's when and how to do it

If you're planning to order your Christmas food shop online we've rounded-up the key dates major supermarkets will let you book from.

6 December 2022

You've only got a few days left to triple your Tesco Clubcard points when spent on  'Delivery Saver' plans - here's all you need to know

You've only got a few days left to triple your Tesco Clubcard points when spent on 'Delivery Saver' plans - here's all you need to know

Tesco shoppers who spend Clubcard points on the supermarket's 'Delivery Saver' plans will soon get less bang for their buck. From 14 November, shoppers will no longer be able to triple the value of points to spend on the grocery delivery plans, with points only being worth face value from this date.

11 November 2022

£150 cost of living disability payment STILL delayed for some, Government admits - though most have now been paid

£150 cost of living disability payment STILL delayed for some, Government admits - though most have now been paid

Additional £150 cost-of-living payments for those with disabilities were due to start on 20 September, but over six weeks later some people are still waiting to be paid. The Government insists the vast majority of the six million due the payment have received it and has said that those still waiting should be paid by the end of this week (by 14 November).

7 November 2022

BrightHouse customer? Here are the latest need-to-knows following the rent-to-own firm's collapse

BrightHouse customer? Here are the latest need-to-knows following the rent-to-own firm's collapse

Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.

2 November 2022

Apple TV+ hiked from £4.99 a month to £6.99 – here's all you need to know

Apple TV+ hiked from £4.99 a month to £6.99 – here's all you need to know

If you're an Apple TV customer your next monthly bill will rise from £4.99 to £6.99 after the company said it is raising prices due to increasing licensing costs. But remember you can leave penalty free or, if you're an avid Apple user and have other subscriptions, such as Apple Music, it might be worth considering Apple One.

26 October 2022

Martin Lewis: Aged 45 to 70? Check if you can turn £800 into £5,500 by paying to boost your state pension

Martin Lewis: Aged 45 to 70? Check if you can turn £800 into £5,500 by paying to boost your state pension

Aged between 45 and 70 years-old? You could be missing years off your state pension worth £1,000s, so check NOW. That's the warning from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis in the second episode of the latest series of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

26 October 2022

Warning: Filing a paper self-assessment tax return? You must act NOW to avoid a £100 fine

Warning: Filing a paper self-assessment tax return? You must act NOW to avoid a £100 fine

If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away, on 31 October. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.

25 October 2022

McDonalds to scrap 'free' coffee stamp loyalty scheme from 31 October and you'll now have to spend more to get a 'free' hot drink

McDonalds to scrap 'free' coffee stamp loyalty scheme from 31 October and you'll now have to spend more to get a 'free' hot drink

McDonald's fans will no longer be able to collect ‘free’ coffee stamps from 31 October after the fast food giant said it was scrapping the scheme. Plus, if you want a 'free' coffee from 1 November you'll now need to pay more.

24 October 2022

Sainsbury's Bank slashes Nectar points earned on credit card spending from 1 November - here's what's happening

Sainsbury's Bank slashes Nectar points earned on credit card spending from 1 November - here's what's happening

Sainsbury's shoppers who use its credit card to earn Nectar points will soon get less bang for their buck. From 1 November, the supermarket will slash the number of Nectar points card users can earn when spending at the retailer.

24 October 2022

Vodafone launches cheapest broadband tariff for households on benefits - here's how it compares

Vodafone launches cheapest broadband tariff for households on benefits - here's how it compares

Vodafone has launched a £12 a month social tariff called 'Vodafone Essentials Broadband' for those receiving universal credit and other support payments. It is the cheapest social tariff on the market.

21 October 2022

Sky Stream launches today, letting you watch Sky TV without a satellite dish – here's how the new service compares

Sky Stream launches today, letting you watch Sky TV without a satellite dish – here's how the new service compares

You can now get access to Sky TV, plus Netflix and other channels, without the need for a satellite dish.

18 October 2022

Waitrose brings back 'free' coffee for MyWaitrose members – but you'll need to bring your own cup to avoid a £4 charge

Waitrose brings back 'free' coffee for MyWaitrose members – but you'll need to bring your own cup to avoid a £4 charge

If you're a 'MyWaitrose' loyalty scheme member you'll soon be able to get a 'free' coffee when you make a purchase in store as the supermarket has announced it will bring back the popular deal.

17 October 2022

MSE joins campaigners calling on Liz Truss to find the "quickest and most effective" way to shield consumers from online scams

MSE joins campaigners calling on Liz Truss to find the "quickest and most effective" way to shield consumers from online scams

MoneySavingExpert.com and its founder Martin Lewis have joined forces with a number of campaign groups and organisations to urge the Prime Minister to push the scams element of the Online Safety Bill through Parliament as quickly as possible in a bid to end the "constant perpetuation of online fraud".

14 October 2022

Netflix to launch £4.99 monthly plan but you'll have to watch adverts - here's what's happening

Netflix to launch £4.99 monthly plan but you'll have to watch adverts - here's what's happening

Netflix is to launch a new plan on 3 November, which at £4.99 a month will be its cheapest offering. However, adverts will interrupt your viewing. Below we explain what's changing and analyse how the new plan compares.

13 October 2022