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1 in 10 Brits paid last month’s gas or electricity bill on credit

One in 10 UK adults – the equivalent of 7.6 million people across the country – used credit to pay off at least one of their utility bills last month.

Consumers continue to ditch uncompetitive energy giants

Over the last six months, 71% of households that have switched energy provider have chosen deals from smaller ‘challenger’ brands, including Extra Energy, First Utility and Ovo Energy.

First Utility reaches milestone of 1m customer accounts

First Utility, UK’s energy company, has announced it is the first independent supplier to reach 1 million customer accounts. The significant milestone follows consistently high growth, which has seen a ten-fold increase in customer numbers in under three years.

Spend it like Beckham

The perceived novelty of their salary hitting the bank leads to one in three Brits going all out to treat themselves, according to a report into salary spending behavior commissioned by cashback and rewards site Quidco, that revealed the average adult will have spent almost a fifth of their wages within twenty four hours of it hitting the bank.

UK is becoming a nation focused on value for money

The UK is becoming a nation focused on value for money, according to research from Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank.

EE revamps pay as you go market with 4g packs

EE revamps pay as you go market with 4g packs

EE has launched a range of market leading Pay As You Go (PAYG) packs with 4G included in all at no extra cost – starting from just £1 per week.

One in three families struggle with back to school costs

With the end of the summer holidays looming, British parents are due to pay out over £1.9 billion to ensure their kids have everything they need for the new academic year, according to the latest research from Halifax.

Personal spending habits cause friction in over a third of relationships

How much you spend could have an impact on your relationship, according to a report into spending behavior commissioned by cashback and rewards site Quidco, that revealed that over one in three (38 per cent) of coupled up Brits argue about how much money is being spent by their partners.

Housing cost “cliff edge” with 3 in 5 worried about household bills

Citizens Advice has warned that competing bills mean that half of households will have to cut spending this year.

Parents spend £2.5 billion preparing kids for the new school term

Parents across the country face the costly task of preparing their kids for the new school year as new research by Santander Credit Cards reveals the eye-watering cost of going back to school.

Thirteen cheap fixed energy tariffs about to end

Commenting on the thirteen tariffs expiring between 31st August and 31st October, Stephen Murray, energy expert at MoneySuperMarket said: “Savvy switchers who are on last year’s cheapest deals need to act now to save again as they face paying up to £205 more than they need to for their energy.

Bagging a bargain: Why Brits can’t resist a special offer

Seeing a product that’s on sale or has had the price marked down is enough to convince two-thirds of shoppers to spend their money.

Warm Up North helps residents access energy efficiency solutions worth £3m

Warm Up North helps residents access energy efficiency solutions worth £3m

One of the UK’s largest energy efficiency initiatives, Warm Up North has now installed around £3 million worth of energy efficiency improvements in over 2,000 North East homes since the scheme started.

Parents get the maths wrong on back to school budget

Parents get the maths wrong on back to school budget

With the back to school deadline looming, it’s not just the kids who are caving in to peer pressure, as almost half (47 per cent) of parents admit they feel the need to buy their children new items to keep up with other parents.

EE customers get 4G speeds in 16 more countries this Bank Holiday

EE announced it has extended access to superfast 4G for customers travelling to 16 countries. The deals are the latest in a series of outbound roaming agreements that will allow EE customers to enjoy 4G speeds in the world’s most popular travel destinations.