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EE expands broadband offering to all

Commenting on EE expanding its home and fibre broadband to everyone in the UK (not just mobile customers) Ewan Taylor-Gibson, broadband expert at uSwitch.com says:

The £3,000 North-South living divide

Households in the north of England pay £3,000 less per year on their household bills compared to those living in the south, according to recent analysis by MoneySuperMarket.com.

Ofgem calls on energy suppliers to explain prices to consumers

Energy regulator Ofgem has called on the Big Six energy suppliers to explain to their customers what impact falling wholesale costs will have on their energy prices.

Missed mobile payments could cost you the home of your dreams

Mobile phone users are unwittingly putting their chances of getting credit, including mortgages, at risk by paying their mobile phone bills late or missing payments altogether, according to a survey on behalf of mortgages and loans broker OceanFinance.co.uk.

UK debit card spending continues to increase

A quarter of Brits (25%) with a debit card now use it more frequently than they did 12 months ago, according to research from M&S Bank. This compares to one in five (20%) credit card holders who say they use their credit card more frequently than they did a year ago.

Consumers could reclaim up to £1.2 billion from energy suppliers

As many consumers struggle with sky-high energy bills, research from uSwitch.com reveals that over 13 million homes (52%) could reclaim up to £1.2 billion worth of credit between them.

England football fans could face £5,000 mobile penalty from Brazil World Cup

England fans heading to the World Cup in Brazil next month could be stung with eye-watering mobile phone bills of £4,859 if they opt out of automatic mobile data limits imposed by most networks, according to new research from uSwitch.com.

New advice for consumers on preventing nuisance calls

Consumers now have easier access to information about preventing and dealing with nuisance calls and messages, following the launch of new consumer guides from Ofcom.

£7.6 billion energy saving black hole

UK households could reduce their annual energy bills by a quarter (26 per cent), the highest average saving since 2010, by simply switching for the first time.

E.ON to pay £12 million package following Ofgem misselling investigation

E.ON has agreed to pay £12m to vulnerable customers, after Ofgem’s investigation found it had broken energy sales rules. E.ON has also committed to compensating any customer that it missold to, including automatic payments to some vulnerable customers.

Over 9 million mobile users could be unwittingly paying for handsets they’ve already paid off

More than 9 million mobile phone owners could be forking out money each month for handsets that have already been paid off in full, according to new research by uSwitch.com.

Vodafone introduces its fixed price promise

Vodafone UK is introducing a fixed price promise which confirms that customers will not have to pay any increases in their monthly line rental for their contract term.

British public 'out of touch' with cost of everyday items

With the major political parties at odds over whether the 'cost-of-living' crisis is over or not, a new survey has shown that many people in Great Britain are in the dark over the true cost of several everyday goods.

Virgin Media goes big with UK’s first true ‘quad-play’ bundles

Virgin Media goes big with UK’s first true ‘quad-play’ bundles

Virgin Media is transforming the way in which home communications and entertainment services can be bought, with the introduction of flexible new Big Bundles.

£7600 to make your home more energy efficient

Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done.