MoneySavingExpert.com® is dedicated to saving customers money on anything & everything by finding the best deals and beating the system. Full of journalistic research, giving people cutting edge tools and has one of the UK's largest web communities with lots of forums covering any topic you can think of.
Have you used Martin's money saving site or the forums? What did you think? Let others know and write your review.
Written on: 10/11/2013 by claudio2656
checked out site a year ago but took no further action to reclaim ppi. 4 weeks ago, visited your site and decided to contact the bank directly thanks to your telephone contact numbers. After a brief conversation with the bank who I found incredible helpful (Lloyds)I received a simple questionnaire to complete, which was followed up with a telephone call. Saturday 9 November received £4,609.59 in full and final settlement...... It was so incredibly simple!.Plus I saved 30% by not using... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2013 by Smarmasour (1 review written)
I was shocked when I revisited after not going on to the site for some time to see how nasty it has become. Someone posts a problem ? Let's all make sneering remarks about how WE WOULDN'T MAKE THAT MISTAKE. Someone has an opinion contrary to their mutually enabling hivemind ? Ban them. Basically if they can't bully you then they will ban you. What a load of supercilious and arrogant idiots on there ! I doubt they've noticed a decline in people posting (YET!). But you can bet they'll... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2013 by dunny_bear (1 review written)
First off, loving the idea of reviewing my favourite and not so favourite sites - go ReviewCentre! As for MSE, I've found this really useful, especially the community, for advice on managing my University debts. However, whilst the site started out as very much an independent affair, since it's sale, it's exceptionally commercial - especially their newsletters. I also don't understand Martin Lewis's recent tweets regarding politicians - perhaps he should stick to what he knows? (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2013 by Mykal66 (1 review written)
OK: So i joined to ask advice after hitting a brick wall with a creditor only to have one of the self appointed GURUS of MSE forums flame me in no uncertain terms. I asked for advice to help with a difficult situation, not for judgment by the high and mighty minority sitting on looking down on the little people. Every piece of work martins does to help the little person at the bottom of various corporate mires is completely negated by these people and will only serve to make you feel... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2013
This site is very good and contains alot of useful information. Read the site and apply it to your "current" financial situation. By doing so you will find it very useful. Those that don't, have no hope if im honest. Best section for me is the mortgage calculators as these save £1000's each year. This alone has already saved me 25k over a 3 year period. People with some level of financial understanding will be best suited to the site as you already know and are researching how to cut... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2012 by mjohno27 (4 reviews written)
I have used this website on many occasions and it's always steered me in the right direction. Whether it was finding the right utility company, car insurance, credit card, home insurance or even cheap calls abroad I've never found anywhere cheaper / with better deals after buying / getting the deal, having followed the advise on moneysavingexpert.com. What I especially like is that they don't try to break things down into little MTV generation style bits - they treat us like adults and give... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2012 by Metoyou
We made a purchase advertised on the money expert as a good buy, after waiting over a month for the knives they arrived Broken, we sent a photo of the damaged knives, and arrangements where made to collect, this has been over a month now with plenty of e-mails to the website, but no reply, and no refund so spent money with no good, terrible customer service. Would never use again, and can anyone tell us how to get this refund. What errors marked in red (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2012
I wouldn't recommend people to join moneysavingexpert forums unfortunately, they are extremely cliquey with older users being very sceptical about new members, to the extent where they are viewed as a troll purely on their low post count. The forums, particularly the "family" board are a place for people to be highly judgemental and smug. I wouldn't recommend anyone in need of help to ask for it there. The benefits and disability boards are a huge target for trolling, often done by quite... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2012 by twilight333 (1 review written)
I moved to Primus because of the recommendation from this site - Big Mistake i made. I have been receiving calls many from abroad ( I am sure Primus gives the number out) it is ex directory and only Primus have my number. I rang Primus that I was upset by these and wished to change my number and did ask them if i would get charged and they said no because it was my first time. The number got changed and the following month they took out £15.00 from my bank account because i pay by direct... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2011
The site itself has some good advise. The forums especially the ebay one with its so called EXPERT is a joke. Very cliquey with all the regulars deferring to each other and polishing one anothers egos. Genuine queries like why am i not doing well are greeted with My sales are great, you are not trying hard enough. Arrogant self important people not really interested in helping other people. Best avoided (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2011 by coolcalmingbreeze (1 review written)
I find Martin's advise on savings products very concise and hence informative. It's a good starting point for comparing the best rates for various types of accounts and what's currently hot on the market. I highly recommend his advice pages. (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2011
It is a shame that a website that is based on a great idea is populated by reputation sapping trolls. Individuals with little better to do than jump on the bandwagon and punish brands left right and centre. Unless there is a deal in it or massive savings. The site(forums) is abrasive, unwelcoming and dominated by individuals with dangerous often callous attitudes. The rest of it is great, Martin is on the money. But his army of wannabes are trolls lurking in the depths of the forum, with... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2011 by Anthony E Miller (2 reviews written)
I was banned for starting a thread about parking and criticising their policies towards promoting the view that illegal parking on private land is not illegal. I had posted before on a different subject (the Westminster Council Flyering ban petition) under my own name (which is also my stage name) and they had not objected. I didn't plug my club on there but they insisted on inserting a link to it and posting up a lot of research about my other un-related posts all over the internet. I... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2011
I have a problem with abit of finance which i took out to feed my children why i was out of work so now i back into work and wanted abit of help on how to pay this loan back at cheaper rates. All i get off some people oh you shouldnt of took out this loan in the first place etc, great father figure you are. Id stay well clear of this website as its full of snotty nosed people who think they know everything and dont care what your income, circumstances are etc. (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2011 by Auser (1 review written)
Like others I've had the same issue of being barred from the site and accused of spamming without the administrators looking at my activity levels or anything other than the username I used. I've since tried to reassure them that I'm not spamming and happy to change my username but as quickly as they accuse you of doing something wrong they're incredibly tardy at reviewing their mistakes. An unfriendly and cliquey site unfortunately. I'll be steering clear! (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2011
found the site to "advertise" certain other products that were more expensive than those found through other sites, if you pointed this out your post was removed and you get banned.
I feel that a once great site has become a failure of it's own success and are now trying to grab as much money as possible by stating items as "best buys" for companies they get paid the most money from.
as for no ads on the site, this is almost a complete lie, they get huge commissions and the products... (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2011
I joined the forums to make a review on some headphones that appeared overly cheap. I was just asking if people thought the "deal" was real or not. I was made extremely unwelcome by a barrage of accusations of "spam", and when I asked why they were saying this they quoted my message and just wrote "spam" again... The thread was then deleted. I then made another thread and apologised if it appeared to be spam and attempted to remove any suspicions. I was accused of spam again by senior... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2010
Avoid the forum; its sad, skeptical and unbalanced. The moderation is random, biased and no support from the email for help! Do your own research rather than rely on the uneducated opinions of the forum members. (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2010
The site is kind of fine and it has helped me save money in some ways, although it's not as throughout as it can be, it does favour some products over others. The forum is a hell, there is a small number of users who genuinely wanna share their experience with others and wanna help others to save money but most people are nothing more than losers in their lives who clearly don't have a life but go online to attack people who have a legitimate question to ask. I have posted questions before... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2010
All though all the info on the site is genuine and very useful the people on the forums are arrogant twats that do nothing but shout and put people down for there way of life (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2010
Mr Lewis is not comparing apples with apples.
He stated my bank debit card is a card from hell - Halifax, however does not mention anything about Barclays. Barclays is mor eexpensive to use abroad than Halifax..... He obviously favours Barclays out of all the Banks. He cost me over £10 extra. So much for a money saving expert.... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2010
This site targets the less financially savvy members of our society and is designed to sell credit cards and other inappropriate products to them. The site claims to be ad free and non-commercial, which is simply not true. It is cleverly geared to pushing money-making products.
It epitomises the ills of the internet but has been legitimised by free publicity for its creator on BBC and commercial TV, radio and in newspapers.
You have to hand it to the guy behind it, but the premise that it... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2010
Great site, packed with useful info, there are affiliate links, but the links are chosen on merit alone.
Worth visiting as it will definitely save you money.
Written on: 09/02/2010 by Tommy1000 (1 review written)
The site is useful but is slightly misleading by calling itself ad-free. All the affiliate links are ads. And isn't a guide sponsored by a mortgage broker an ad...
There was also a lot of encouraging people to run up big debts in the good years by taking 0% credit cards and then switching the debt around. Unfortunately the credit crunch ended all that and now lots of those people are left with big expensive debts and are being told... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2010 by skrappie (2 reviews written)
Really useful if you are buying something, there's loads of really good advice on the forums and I've saved lots of money on a variety of purchases. Weekly emails have good offers in them. Appearance is a little dated (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2010 by henny234 (7 reviews written)
It used to be better, but now it is really difficult to naviagte and find any useful information (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2009
Why has this site gotten such a bad review?! This is the best site for money saving advice that i have ever come across, and i've been 'surfin' then net since '97!
Advice and confidence is freely given by people who have been in similar situations or who work somewhere within the financial industry, martin lewis being the best well known.
If you sign-up to the weekly newsletter, you will recieve advice on not only on how to save money, but possibly make some through loop holes on... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2009 by Bluie88 (1 review written)
The Money Saving Expert site itself is okay, as long as you avoid the forum. Very rude people on their forums. The forum is not moderated in the slightest, therefore the members on there are allowed to be abusive. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2009
Money Saving Expert website has saved me money. Unbiased and it doesn't cost to use. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by nintendonut
Mr Martin Lewis' site Money Saving Expert started off a real little gem. Full of deals and top tips on how to play companies at their own game. Of late MoneySavingExpert has lost a little of it's sparkle. There just aren't the same cracking deals anymore. This is probably symptomatic of the 'credit crunch'. Certainly, there aren't nearly as many financial product deals. It used to be great for mortgage, insurance and savings deals but they just simply aren't any on the market.
All is... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2008 by johncharles (1 review written)
This is a great useful site and apparently the biggest money site in the UK. There are no ads its free and doesn't try and sell you stuff. The site makes money from affiliate links, but if the top products can't be affiliated they're still the top products. (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2008
This website is supported by affiliate links and to claim that it is advertising free is a little bit of a porky as far as I am concerned. If people sign up to products or services the site earns, the same as moneysupermarket in my opinion therefore I do not recommend Money Saving Expert.com (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2008 by sheilamags
Why not instead put pressure onto credit card companies to lower interest charges to give people a chance to clear debts? (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2008
Last year helped me to get my council tax band reduced. I live in a new house which had been banded too high to start with. I believe that the band on about 50 other properties on our estate was also reduce from band E to band D. Thank you very much www.moneysavingexpert.com well recommended! (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2007 by harryppp2006 (1 review written)
Forget Money Supermarket, travel supermarket, insurance super market !!! This site is tops and much much better than anyone I have ever seen. It provides a clear direction to where and what to buy to save money. I saved about 30 quid today as I got a good deal from exchanging my currency. None of this was available on Moneysupermarket ! Thanks you Martin....you are a good man !!! ( saving us money !!! ) (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2007 by tastymorsel (6 reviews written)
Martin Lewis has been running this site now for a number of years (well Feb 03)and yet amazingly has been able to resist the urge to make big money from selling advertising space on his site. As such this site is quite refreshingly free from unwanted pop up adverts proudly declaring "You are visitor number 1 Million, click here to claim your free prize" before proceeding to infiltrate your computer with every form of spyware known to man!
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