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Loyal broadband customers to pay £383 million over the odds in 2015

Despite almost three quarters (72%) of Brits having had home broadband for more than five years, 6.6million people (30%) have still never changed broadband providers.

TalkTalk acquires blinkbox and Tesco Broadband base

TalkTalk has acquired the blinkbox Movies business and the Tesco broadband and fixed line voice base from Tesco Plc. The assets have been acquired free of debt and as a single transaction for cash.

Wholesale price cuts: energy giants struggle to match best-buy fixed deals

As energy companies fail to pass on wholesale price cuts, Gocompare.com suggests that consumers take advantage of a fixed tariff ‘price war’ to guarantee their own savings.

Half of Brits paid earlier than usual in December struggle to meet their bills by mid-January

As 2014 draws to a close, more than a third (35%) of us will be facing January with a financial hangover, having over-spent at Christmas by an average of £207.

New Extra Energy tariffs may be a fitting end to the ‘year of the challenger energy suppliers’

Challenger energy supplier Extra Energy has made a bid to take the New Year number one spot for the cheapest dual fuel energy tariff by launching two best buy table topping deals.

Household bills cost over £700,000 in a lifetime

The average UK household will spend a staggering £713,232 on bills and living expenses over a lifetime, according to analysis by uSwitch.com.

Co-operative Energy launches UK's cheapest energy deal

Co-operative Energy gives households across the country another reason for festive cheer today as it launches the nation’s market-leading energy tariff.

The £865 million UK price tag of 'sale shopping fails'

Brits hell bent on bagging a sale bargain ended up wasting a huge £865 million over the last year on botched sales purchases they later regretted, finds MoneySuperMarket.

A quarter of UK adults plan to reduce spending in 2015

A quarter (25%) of UK adults plan to reduce their spending in 2015 as they expect next year to be harder on their personal finances, according to research released by the Money Advice Service.

Energy firms urged to offer prepay customers a ‘debt holiday’

Citizens Advice is calling on all energy companies to give prepayment customers a ‘debt holiday’ this winter.

Over 23 million people will finish their shopping on Christmas Eve

Around 23.6 million people (49.9%) have left some of their festive shopping until the last minute and will be hitting the shops on Christmas Eve, according to research from Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Cards.

Many happy returns - £223m worth of Christmas gifts will be returned this year

£223m worth of unwanted Christmas gifts are set to be returned this year and Gocompare.com is urging people to check retailer’s returns policies before heading to the shops, as 45% of Brits who have tried to return gifts in the past said they had been unsuccessful.

Consumer confidence records new survey highs in 2014

In the lead up to the festive season, consumer confidence has increased to reach its highest score since the start of the index, climbing three points to 154, according to Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report.

Vodafone UK customers able to use 4G in 40 destinations worldwide in time for the festive period

Vodafone UK customers will be able to take advantage of ultrafast 4G roaming in 40 countries with the addition of 17 destinations in time for Christmas and the New Year.

Generous pensioners plan to spend £4.2 billion entertaining this Christmas

Many people will be rockin’ around the Christmas tree with the 5.8 million pensioners (53 per cent) who will host friends and families at home on Christmas Day this year, according to new research from Prudential.