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Energy bills set to rise as eight fixed tariffs end in August

Households who don’t shop around could see energy bill rises of up to £136.59 a year, when eight fixed dual fuel tariffs expire at the end of August.

Brits who don’t bin their broadband providers are losing £83 million each year

Problems with moving broadband supplier are costing affected UK households a staggering £83 million in potential savings on their bills.

Brits fatigued by the high cost of shopping around for the lowest price

Over three quarters (79%) of Brits believe that there are so many options for shopping around to find the best deal that they feel bewildered and don’t always know who to trust, with 65% pinning this distrust on the overwhelming volume of price comparison sites.

Young, free but no spending spree

Young, free but no spending spree

While many view the Millennial generation to have a carefree view of both commitments and finances, it seems the impact of the financial downturn on this generation is causing sleepless nights.

Household energy bills set to rise as five fixed tariffs end in June

Energy prices are set to rise with the temperature, as loyal energy customers brace themselves for an average price rise of £97.55 when five fixed tariffs expire at the end of the month.

Price war breaks out in UK energy market

Energy switchers could benefit from an all-out price war as suppliers E.ON and GB Energy look to tempt in new customers.

comparethemarket.com launches mobile phone comparison

comparethemarket.com has launched a new service that allows customers to compare mobile phone deals. The service has been developed to allow consumers simple comparison of new mobile phone contracts, filtering options by budget, phone model, usage and contract length.

Double-digit tariff reductions could help more than a million fuel vulnerable households

Big six energy suppliers could have helped to lift one million households out of fuel vulnerability by making bigger cuts to standard tariffs, according to uSwitch.com. Fuel vulnerable homes spend more than 10% of their annual income on energy.

14 million households went cold this winter to cope with sky-high energy bills

Over 14 million UK homes have admitted to going cold over the winter due to the sky-high cost of energy, according to new research from uSwitch.com.

Pay-day millionaires’ struggle to make ends meet

Britain is a nation of ‘pay-day millionaires’ millionaires, with nearly one in 10 (8%) Brits spending more than three quarters of their salary within the first week of getting paid, according to new research from Confused.com.

Why everyone’s making the switch

Why everyone’s making the switch

How many of us aren’t satisfied with our energy suppliers? How many of us notice the steadily increasing prices, failure to reward loyalty, poor customer service and unethical business practices – yet fail to do anything about it?

Millions saved in one month as switching energy supplier rockets

More than £38 million was saved by 130,000 households switching energy supplier - in just one month of the ‘Power to Switch’ campaign.

Be your own Chancellor and reduce your annual bills by £3,500

Chancellor George Osborne will reveal the changes he’ll be making to the nation’s finances in the Budget on Wednesday, however MoneySuperMarket urges bill payers to take control of their own finances and fight back, regardless of what the Chancellor announces.

1 in 10 Brits have £10 or less left of their pay after paying their bills

Research conducted on behalf of thinkmoney shows that one in 10 adults (10%) in the UK has just £10 left to get them through the month after they’ve paid their essential bills, such as food, rent or mortgage and travel.

Spending power confidence returns to all time high as price pressures ease

The latest Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report shows a positive swing in consumer confidence in January, taking the overall index up by four points to its highest level (154).