Utilities

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How to pick a utility provider

It’s common knowledge that switching utility providers could save you a bundle, but how do you pick the right provider for you?

Utilities | 28 Nov 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: How have your household bills changed?

CompareTheMarket.com takes a look at how household bills have changed since the 2010 general election in this infographic.

Utilities | 27 Nov 2014
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Small suppliers win out in uSwitch annual survey

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.

Utilities | 26 Nov 2014
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The holiday host’s financial checklist

The cost of hosting family for the holidays can go well beyond a perfectly trimmed tree. It pays to get your financial house in order before guests arrive.

Savings | 26 Nov 2014
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The Five Days of Financial Planning

As Financial Planning Week kicks off Adrian Lowcock, head of investing at AXA Wealth, has a five-day gameplan to get your personal finances back on track in time for Christmas.

Investments | 24 Nov 2014
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Inflation rise: economic success or cost of living crisis?

News that UK inflation has edged higher was hailed as a sign of the improving economic outlook by the coalition and a sign of the cost of living crisis by the opposition. Who is right?

Investments | 18 Nov 2014
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Households underestimate bills by £770

British households have underestimated their main household bills - council tax, gas, water and electricity - by an average of £770 in the past year, according to new research from Santander Current Accounts.

Utilities | 17 Nov 2014
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Scottish Power faces ban over customer service

Energy regulator Ofgem has ordered ScottishPower to overhaul its customer service or face suspension of sales activity.

Utilities | 14 Nov 2014
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INFOGRAPHIC: October energy snapshot

As the weather gets colder energy the energy market is heating up. See how many households switched to - or away from - your provider last month.

Utilities | 13 Nov 2014
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Fewer homes struggling, finds L&G survey

One in eight homes are still struggling to make ends meet, but the situation is improving, according to the latest Legal & General MoneyMood Survey.

Savings | 11 Nov 2014
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Sliding oil price: Winners and losers

As the oil price slides below $90 a barrel, who is likely to benefit?

Savings | 07 Nov 2014
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More than half of Brits will ration heat this winter

Some 15m households – 57 per cent of Brits – plan to ration their energy use to reduce bills this winter, according to research by uSwitch.com.

Utilities | 06 Nov 2014
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BLOG: Personal Finance Education counts more than ever for children

With so many people in the country experiencing major debt issues and leading individuals feeling that finance education can be part of the solution, the inclusion of the subject on the national curriculum is more justified now than ever.

Savings | 28 Oct 2014
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Funding life goals can top £1m

The average cost of funding typical life goals including getting married, buying a home, having children and retirement is £877,000, finds the Lloyds Bank Family Savings report.

Savings | 15 Oct 2014
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Tips for dealing with long-term care costs

Long-term care is a depressing subject and one that few want to contemplate. This extent of the unwillingness to address the problem was revealed this week in a survey by specialist insurer Partnership.

Utilities | 08 Oct 2014

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