Ocado shares fall (and fun facts about their name)

Ocado has seen their shares tumbling, apparently because of the 'death of the weekly shop'. We'll get to that, but we'd like to point out that, once upon a time, on Ocado's Wikipedia page, it had the glorious fact: "Ocado is the last five letters of avocado". This has since been replaced with a quote…

MasterCard refunds - the latest

We told you about the potentially massive fine that Mastercard are looking at, and how that could see millions of customers getting compensation. There's talk of £14 billion leaving Mastercard's account, and in the latest on all this, yesterday, lawyers filed their case at the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The lawyers think that (up to) 46…

Free Dulux paint this weekend!

Thinking of redecorating? Well, paint can be pointlessly expensive, but there is a neat trick where you can get free Dulux paint. Dulux have launched a challenge, called 'Dulux Paint+ Cashback Challenge', where you can get all the money you spend on Dulux paint, back from them! So what do you have to do? Paint…

PPI deadline confirmed - hurry up and make your claim

If you haven't made your PPI claim yet, you'll now have until June 2019 to get your compensation from the mis-selling scandal. Now, before we continue, we'll again point out that you can make your own claim and it is completely free. Don't give money to people who say they'll do it for you. It…

Best bicycles for under £300

If you've been watching the Tour de France, and wanting to get in on the cycling action, but don't have a load of money to blow on it, we can help. Of course, buying a bike is quite a personal thing, and most people will suggest trying one out before purchasing, but frankly, some people…

Santander customers charged 65p a minute after calling free hotline

A number of customers with Santander have been hit with high charges on their telephone bills, thanks to a simple misdial. The bank's freephone number is 0800 9 123 123, however, if you miss that number 9 out, you'll get a message telling you that the number is no longer in use. In the message,…

Overdrafts 'cost more than payday loans'

Payday loans have been lambasted from all quarters, but off the radar has been bank overdrafts. Our pals over at Which!!! have been looking into this, and in a report, have shown that some banks are charging customers a lot more in fees than payday lenders do. The watchdog looked at unarranged overdraft charges, and…

Best way to save a water damaged mobile

Never mind how you water damaged your mobile - we're not here to judge. We don't care if you had it in your back pocket like some kind of smartphone daredevil, and went to sit on the toilet and it dropped in - fact is, your phone is moist and you want to save it.…

£400 compensation from Mastercard action?

There's some class action being taken against Mastercard, which says that shoppers have been swindled out of money, by as much as £400, in needless chip and pin charges in shops. This means that millions of people could be compensated thanks to the £19 billion pound claim which is being launched. It is claimed that…

Robot that gets you out of parking tickets

Months old, a robot that helps you fight parking ticket fines has already been used thousands of times, successfully disputing 160,000 fines. And you may not have heard of it, and you clearly need to. Imagine it as your virtual lawyer, who will help you when you've got a ticket. It is called DoNotPay, and…

How To... fix a Samsung Galaxy Tab that won't turn on

A number of people have been cursing their luck, with problems with their Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets. People have found that the devices are switching themselves off, and then not switching back on again. You could be using it as normal, checking Facebook or playing Candy Crush or whatever, and suddenly, your screen goes black…

Next jelly shoes for kids - one to keep an eye on

There could be a potential recall on Next's jelly sandals for children, after a mum found that they'd injured her child after only 30 minutes of wear. As you can see from the photos, the child's feet are bleeding after wearing the jelly shoes, bought at Next. Lisa Connor said that her daughter, Esmé, wore…

Free template letter to claim compensation for mis-sold paid-for current account

We told you about the spike in complaints about paid-for, and packaged current accounts that banks have been offering. It very much looks like this is going to be the new PPI scandal, with people wanting compensation after being mis-sold these products. The Financial Ombudsman and Financial Conduct Authority have seen a dramatic increase in…

Everything you need to know about the new £5 note

We told you the new £5 notes were imminent - well, now they've been unveiled and the new plastic fivers will be in circulation very soon. "These notes will stand the test of time," said Bank of England governor Mark Carney; "Polymer marks a major innovation - it's cleaner, safer and stronger." Thanks to the…

Check to see if your HSBC branch is closing

There's going to be a lot less HSBC on the high street, thanks to a number of closures from the bank. Across the UK, HSBC have already closed 78 branches in 2016, and now there's another 53 to close too. HSBC told the Mirror: "Decisions to close branches are not taken lightly, but they are…