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Christmas shoppers set to miss out on £347 of rewarding spend

On average, Christmas shoppers expect to spend a total of £439 this festive period (£182 on food and drink and £257 on presents), according to research from M&S Bank.

Almost half of Brits to use credit and overdrafts to cover Christmas

Almost half of Brits (46%) will turn to credit cards, store cards and overdrafts to cover the cost of Christmas this year, according to the Money Advice Service’s annual Christmas spending survey.

Energy bills continue to top the list of baffling bills

Despite the introduction in the Spring, of new rules from energy regulator Ofgem requiring energy companies to simplify bills, research shows that millions of customers are still struggling to understand their electricity and gas bills.

Home phone costs soar by 29% in three years

As Virgin Media confirmed that it’s increasing the price of monthly home phone rental by 6.25%, uSwitch.com, the price comparison and switching service, has discovered the cost of a landline has increased by more than a quarter (29%) since 2011.

Brits set to spend over £17 billion on Christmas cheer

With Christmas fast approaching and the number of shopping days dwindling, research from MoneySuperMarket predicts festive expenditure is set to exceed £17 billion with Brits splashing out an average of £383 per person this year.

New collective switching energy tariff takes top spot in the short term fix best buys

Extra Energy’s Saverplus Collective Jan 2016 tariff has taken top spot in the list of short term fix best buys for dual fuel customers.

Npower’s new tariff indicates a 3% drop in energy prices in under a month

Npower has launched a new tariff which is now the second cheapest short fix for medium energy users.

First:Utility’s new tariff could save customers £370 a year

First:Utility have launched a new short fixed tariff which has jumped straight to the top of the best buy tables and could save a typical energy customer £370.00 a year.

Six in ten consumers will ration energy use to deal with high energy bills this winter

Consumers would rather go without heating than pay for sky-high bills, according to new research from uSwitch.com.

One in ten gas and electricity customers are currently in arrears

According to new research, one in ten Brits are in arrears with their gas or electricity bills, owing suppliers on average, £239.

“Warm before the storm” for 21 million at energy bill breaking point

As an unseasonably warm autumn gives way to Arctic storms, MoneySuperMarket reveals millions of homes are at energy breaking point – admitting they would struggle to pay their energy bills if they went up.

EE launches 4G+ network in Central London

EE launches 4G+ network in Central London

EE has switched on its 4G+ network in central London. The next step in 4G technology – also known as LTE-Advanced – will give customers access to one of the fastest networks in the world, delivering real world mobile data speeds of 150Mbps to a smartphone.

Big six energy player E.ON hits back with a market-beating new tariff

Big six energy supplier E.ON has hit back at small energy suppliers’ dominance of the best buy table with a market-beating new tariff.

Big six supplier tops energy best buy table for first time this year

E.ON Energy has launched the cheapest energy deal on the market – the first time a big six supplier has topped the best buy tables this year, according to uSwitch.com.

1 in 7 Brits say they would spend £100 on an impulse purchase

One in seven Brits would spend up to £100 on an impulse buy, according to a new survey.