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Households underestimate annual bills by £39 billion

As many British households feel the squeeze ahead of the January pay day and look to review their finances for the year ahead, new research from Santander Current Accounts reveals bill payers underestimated their main expenses – council tax, utilities and TV, phone and broadband - by an average of £1,459 last year.

It’s not the cost of Christmas, it’s the cost of heating their home that’s worrying the over 50s

As temperatures take a noticeable dip many over 50s are taking desperate measures in order to meet the cost of heating their home this winter.

Thrifty Brits expect to spend less this Christmas

Don’t expect too much in your stocking this Christmas as thrifty Brits rein in their spending habits in the lead up to this festive season.

Parents spend over £3,000 on Christmas presents per child up to the age of 18

Parents spend £3,186 on Christmas presents for each child, on average, up to the age of 18, according to the latest research from Halifax.

The cost of parking keeping over 50s away from local high streets this Christmas

Online shopping has been blamed for the demise of some high street shops, the cost of parking may have also played a part, according to research by Saga Car Insurance.

Energy bills could rise by almost £150 as 11 fixed dual fuel tariffs expire in November

Customers who fail to shop around could find themselves £149.48 out of pocket when 11 fixed dual-fuel deals expire at the end of the month.

Conserve energy and save money with a new home

Big Energy Saving Week (w/c October 26) is a great time for householders to review their energy use and ensure they’re getting the best deal, but did you know that a brand new home can be more than twice as efficient as a second hand one?

Five top tips on how to save energy around the house this half term

While many will see half term as a chance to recharge the batteries, it’s more likely going to be filled with them charging their gadgets and parents looking for ways to entertain.

80% of Brits with bank accounts have used an alternative payment method in the last 12 months

Brits are switching on to new technology to manage their money and pay for goods and services according to a new research.

Parents spend £2.9 billion preparing kids for the new school year

Parents will collectively spend an eye-watering £2.9 billion preparing their kids for the new school year, according to research by Santander Credit Cards.

Energy bills set to rise as eight fixed tariffs end in August

Households who don’t shop around could see energy bill rises of up to £136.59 a year, when eight fixed dual fuel tariffs expire at the end of August.

Brits who don’t bin their broadband providers are losing £83 million each year

Problems with moving broadband supplier are costing affected UK households a staggering £83 million in potential savings on their bills.

Brits fatigued by the high cost of shopping around for the lowest price

Over three quarters (79%) of Brits believe that there are so many options for shopping around to find the best deal that they feel bewildered and don’t always know who to trust, with 65% pinning this distrust on the overwhelming volume of price comparison sites.

Young, free but no spending spree

Young, free but no spending spree

While many view the Millennial generation to have a carefree view of both commitments and finances, it seems the impact of the financial downturn on this generation is causing sleepless nights.

Household energy bills set to rise as five fixed tariffs end in June

Energy prices are set to rise with the temperature, as loyal energy customers brace themselves for an average price rise of £97.55 when five fixed tariffs expire at the end of the month.