New figures reveal a gulf in consumer satisfaction between the country’s two largest new energy providers and the traditional big six, according to uSwitch.com’s ninth annual independent report of 5,300 energy customers.
Vouchers, discount codes and loyalty points top the list of the nation’s top tips for saving money at Christmas, with just over half (52%) of UK adults using them to cut the cost of celebrating the festive season, according to a new survey.
The Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report for October finds that consumer confidence has increased to reach its second highest score since the start of the index, climbing five points to 151.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has launched a new tariff which is now the second cheapest short fix for medium energy users.
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.
Consumers would rather go without heating than pay for sky-high bills, according to new research from uSwitch.com.
According to new research, one in ten Brits are in arrears with their gas or electricity bills, owing suppliers on average, £239.
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 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.
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