RSS Feed

Household Bills

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.

Consumers left in the cold as fixed energy tariffs end

With three of the Big Six announcing price hikes for standard variable customers in the last couple of weeks, new insight from MoneySuperMarket reveals 77 fixed energy deals are set to expire before the end of April, meaning thousands of customers are at risk of being rolled on to more expensive tariffs in the coming months.

First Utility adds to its growing collection of customer service accolades

First Utility, the largest challenger to the Big Six energy providers, has become the only Netmums-accredited energy company for customer service and value in 2017 and has also achieved the prestigious ServiceMark recognition from The Institute of Customer Service.

Make 2017 the year you cut home heating costs - a month by month guide

Make 2017 the year you cut home heating costs - a month by month guide

There seems no doubt that 2017 will see the cost of living go up dramatically; predictions are for inflation to even triple.

2017 planning: how to keep on top of your finances

2017 planning: how to keep on top of your finances

When many of us decide on our New Year resolutions, managing our money better is often a major focus – and why shouldn’t it be?

Moneysupermarket and Flow Energy launch cheapest energy deal for the next two winters

With energy prices rising by the day, MoneySuperMarket Group and Flow Energy have launched a new market-leading fixed energy deal, which will allow customers to fix their prices for two winters.

Brits set to spend £1,500 each to have themselves ‘a wonderful Christmas time’

With stockings to fill, turkeys to stuff and seasonal breaks to be had, Brits intend to spend nearly £1,500 (£1,484) each this festive season.

UK households waste nearly £1 billion by leaving appliances on standby

With four million UK households living in fuel poverty, new research from Gocompare.com Energy has found that items left on standby waste enough energy to heat 5,000 homes per year.

A cut in VAT could plough billions into UK businesses

Research from commercial insurer NFU Mutual has found that two thirds of consumers would increase spending if a reduction in VAT is announced in the Autumn Statement.

Energy bills set to soar as fixed tariffs end

New insight from MoneySuperMarket, the price comparison site, reveals that with 124 fixed energy deals expiring before the end of the year, potentially 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 highest.

Spending declines by half between early and later retirement

New analysis of income and average expenditure statistics by Aegon has found that spending falls by half amongst those aged 50-65 to those aged 75 and over.