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Nearly half of consumers didn’t switch any of the 10 most popular financial and household utility products in 2014

Loyal consumers could be wasting billions of pounds by sticking with the same financial services and household utilities providers year after year.

January energy detox: leaner tariffs in half the time

Switching energy supplier could save many people around £300 – and some could save more – off their bills, and it’s now quicker to do than ever before.

E.ON reduces standard gas price by 3.5%

E.ON has announced it will reduce its standard gas price by an average of 3.5% with immediate effect. This is equivalent to two weeks' gas use or £24 off an annual gas bill. E.ON has also launched the UK's cheapest energy tariff, a one-year, dual fuel fixed product that is available from today and is open to new and existing customers alike.

Wholesale price cuts: energy giants struggle to match best-buy fixed deals

As energy companies fail to pass on wholesale price cuts, Gocompare.com suggests that consumers take advantage of a fixed tariff ‘price war’ to guarantee their own savings.

New Extra Energy tariffs may be a fitting end to the ‘year of the challenger energy suppliers’

Challenger energy supplier Extra Energy has made a bid to take the New Year number one spot for the cheapest dual fuel energy tariff by launching two best buy table topping deals.

Household bills cost over £700,000 in a lifetime

The average UK household will spend a staggering £713,232 on bills and living expenses over a lifetime, according to analysis by uSwitch.com.

Co-operative Energy launches UK's cheapest energy deal

Co-operative Energy gives households across the country another reason for festive cheer today as it launches the nation’s market-leading energy tariff.

Energy firms urged to offer prepay customers a ‘debt holiday’

Citizens Advice is calling on all energy companies to give prepayment customers a ‘debt holiday’ this winter.

Christmas comes early for energy switchers

For the first time ever, fixed rate energy tariffs dominate the top 10 cheapest deals on the market, all offering average bills below £1,000, according to analysis from MoneySuperMarket.

A million ways our homes are warmer this winter

A million home improvement measures will keep Britain’s homes warmer for less this Christmas thanks to the Government’s energy efficiency schemes.

Unhappy New Year as energy tariffs ending this month could see bills increase by as much as £145

Many householders could be starting the new year with a bigger energy bill as 13 fixed-term energy tariffs – including 10 from four of the UK’s ‘big six’ suppliers – will expire on New Year’s Eve, resulting in average bill hikes of almost 8% for those who haven’t yet switched to a better deal.

Three quarters of consumers want a smart energy meter

Almost three quarters (72%) of UK energy consumers with traditional energy meters said they would be happy to have a smart meter installed, according to a survey by uSwitch.com.

Just a quarter of Brits have changed their gas and electricity supplier over the past year

As temperatures start to fall and many Brits struggle to cope with the pressure of paying energy bills, new research from Mintel highlights the widespread consumer inertia which exists in the energy industry, and finds just a quarter (25%) of consumers have changed their energy supplier in the last 12 months.

Energy companies sitting on £1.5bn from overpaid bills

New research reveals that 61% of Brits are overpaying their gas and electricity bills, by £96 on average, which collectively means that energy companies are banking an extra £1.5bn of their customers’ money.

Energy prices falling but only for savvy switchers

With wholesale energy prices falling to the lowest levels in the past year, and accusations that energy providers are failing to pass on the fall in costs to consumers, analysis by MoneySuperMarket shows that of the cheapest energy tariffs in the market over the past six months, the majority of providers have cut prices, by as much as £189 in once instance - but only to people who are proactive and switch tariffs.