Household finances

Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday a deal or no deal?

In the run-up to Christmas we all want to cut costs, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been marketed as the best days to pick up discounted gifts for the festive season. But how good are these discounts?

Tesco slashes value of Clubcard points – change branded a ‘slap in the face to loyal customers’

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | News

Tesco customers have been dealt a “slap in the face” after the supermarket giant slashed the value of its Clubcard reward points on Monday (15 January 2017).

UK inflation drops to 3% due to falling transport costs

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 | News

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) stood at 3% in the year to December 2017, down from 3.1% in November, according to the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) latest figures.

Holiday hotspot price falls recorded: Where to get the best deal

Saturday, 13 January 2018 | News

Holidaymakers may cheer the news that prices in popular destinations, such as Croatia and South Africa, have fallen in the past 12 months.

Deal of the week: Save hundreds on your 2018 holiday

Friday, 12 January 2018 | News

Jet off for less in 2018, with a range of airlines offering discounted flights in their January sales.

Plastic bag charge extended to all shops

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | News

Shoppers will have to pay 5p for plastic bags at all retailers in England, the Prime Minister Theresa May has announced.

800,000 miss out on cheaper NHS prescriptions

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 | News

Nearly a million patients in England overpay for their NHS prescriptions, according to MoneySavingExpert.

The flat white index: How much does taking your own coffee cup save?

Friday, 05 January 2018 | Blog | By Edmund Greaves

Being something of a coffee connoisseur (read: snob!), I was somewhat stirred by the news that the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has recommended a 25p tax – already dubbed the ‘latte levy’ – on all...

Travellers duped by misleading holidays ‘deals’

Friday, 05 January 2018 | News

Holidaymakers are being duped into paying hundreds of pounds over the odds by misleading “hurry deals”, an investigation by Which? reveals.

Your shout: Moneywise readers have their say in December 2017

Friday, 05 January 2018 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of December 2017.

Motorists pay highest fuel prices in four years

Thursday, 04 January 2018 | News

Motorists’ woes mount as fuel price increases continued unabated in December 2017.