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Consumers left in the dark over broadband contracts and speed requirements

Broadband providers are failing to keep customers up to date on the status of their contracts, according to new research from comparethemarket.com.

Self sufficiency

We’ve become so reliant on different types of technology to the extent where we feel we can’t live without them – even to try and better our lifestyles.

Changing the way we pay - contactless celebrates its 10th year

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the UK’s launch of contactless technology, UK Finance has published the latest usage figures.

Consumers’ inflation concerns reached 43-month high over the summer

Inflation worries have reached their highest level since January 2014 as consumers continue to feel the impact of rising prices and sluggish wage growth, according the latest Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report.

150% increase in people leaving British Gas

Energy UK has released figures showing that the number of customers switching their electricity supplier has risen by 14% this year.

International Travel and Phone Calls

The phone you have is almost certainly a GSM device. GSM or ‘Global System for Mobile Telecommunication is a worldwide standard. It works on agreed frequencies and network standards which are identical the world over.

Brits spend £707 million a year fighting water wars

New research from Direct Line Home Insurance reveals that in the last five years alone, over four million people across the UK (eight per cent) have experienced damage to their property because of an escape of water from a neighbour’s home.

2017 wedding season to cost guests £27.5 billion

As the 2017 wedding season gets underway, new research from American Express reveals that nearly a third (31%) of Brits will attend at least one wedding this year, spending an average of £432.

Parents contribute over £1,480 a year to their adult children’s living expenses

The financial pressure put upon young people by the rising cost of living means that many are turning to their parents for help, receiving an average of £123.60 a month (£1,483.20 a year) to help towards their expenses.

Energy customers in the East of England worst hit by big six price hikes

New MoneySuperMarket analysis reveals EDF’s price rise last week combined with the other recent hikes from five of the Big Six energy companies could cost British bill payers £1.2bn collectively.

Consumers left in the cold as fixed energy tariffs end

With three of the Big Six announcing price hikes for standard variable customers in the last couple of weeks, new insight from MoneySuperMarket reveals 77 fixed energy deals are set to expire before the end of April, meaning thousands of customers are at risk of being rolled on to more expensive tariffs in the coming months.

First Utility adds to its growing collection of customer service accolades

First Utility, the largest challenger to the Big Six energy providers, has become the only Netmums-accredited energy company for customer service and value in 2017 and has also achieved the prestigious ServiceMark recognition from The Institute of Customer Service.

Make 2017 the year you cut home heating costs - a month by month guide

Make 2017 the year you cut home heating costs - a month by month guide

There seems no doubt that 2017 will see the cost of living go up dramatically; predictions are for inflation to even triple.

2017 planning: how to keep on top of your finances

2017 planning: how to keep on top of your finances

When many of us decide on our New Year resolutions, managing our money better is often a major focus – and why shouldn’t it be?

Moneysupermarket and Flow Energy launch cheapest energy deal for the next two winters

With energy prices rising by the day, MoneySuperMarket Group and Flow Energy have launched a new market-leading fixed energy deal, which will allow customers to fix their prices for two winters.