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Energy bills set to soar as fixed tariffs end

Energy bills set to soar as fixed tariffs end

New data from MoneySuperMarket, the UK’s leading price comparison site, today reveals that with 63 fixed energy deals expiring before the end of the year, hundreds of thousands of customers risk being rolled on to more expensive tariffs during the coldest part of winter, when energy usage is at its peak.

Broadband boost for businesses

Businesses to benefit from grants of up to £3000 to get gigabit broadband installed as part of a £2 million trial taking place in four areas around the UK.

Brits to spend £2.2 billion on jolly holidays over Christmas period

Brits will spend a bumper £2.2 billion on Christmas holidays this year, with one in seven (13%) going away over the festive season, according to new research from American Express.

23m households will ration their energy this winter

According to new research, 23 million households will be rationing their home energy use in a bid to save money this winter.

Energy companies talk a different language from customers

Energy companies do not “speak the same language” as consumers. This is one of the key conclusions of a major new report launched by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), the independent think tank, which looks at the barriers to greater consumer engagement in the energy market.

Consumers left in the dark over broadband contracts and speed requirements

Broadband providers are failing to keep customers up to date on the status of their contracts, according to new research from comparethemarket.com.

Self sufficiency

We’ve become so reliant on different types of technology to the extent where we feel we can’t live without them – even to try and better our lifestyles.

Changing the way we pay - contactless celebrates its 10th year

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the UK’s launch of contactless technology, UK Finance has published the latest usage figures.

Consumers’ inflation concerns reached 43-month high over the summer

Inflation worries have reached their highest level since January 2014 as consumers continue to feel the impact of rising prices and sluggish wage growth, according the latest Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report.

150% increase in people leaving British Gas

Energy UK has released figures showing that the number of customers switching their electricity supplier has risen by 14% this year.

International Travel and Phone Calls

The phone you have is almost certainly a GSM device. GSM or ‘Global System for Mobile Telecommunication is a worldwide standard. It works on agreed frequencies and network standards which are identical the world over.

Brits spend £707 million a year fighting water wars

New research from Direct Line Home Insurance reveals that in the last five years alone, over four million people across the UK (eight per cent) have experienced damage to their property because of an escape of water from a neighbour’s home.

2017 wedding season to cost guests £27.5 billion

As the 2017 wedding season gets underway, new research from American Express reveals that nearly a third (31%) of Brits will attend at least one wedding this year, spending an average of £432.

Parents contribute over £1,480 a year to their adult children’s living expenses

The financial pressure put upon young people by the rising cost of living means that many are turning to their parents for help, receiving an average of £123.60 a month (£1,483.20 a year) to help towards their expenses.

Energy customers in the East of England worst hit by big six price hikes

New MoneySuperMarket analysis reveals EDF’s price rise last week combined with the other recent hikes from five of the Big Six energy companies could cost British bill payers £1.2bn collectively.