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Is your energy tariff about to expire?

Thirteen fixed-rate energy tariffs are set to expire in the coming weeks, leaving consumers facing bill hikes if they don’t make the switch now.

Utilities | 26 Aug 2014
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Pocket money goes digital for today’s kids

Today’s eight to 15 year olds admit to spending almost all of their pocket money on downloads and computer games, research from Halifax has found.

Savings | 25 Aug 2014
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Product launches of the week

Mortgages take center stage once more in this week's round-up of new products.

Investments | 22 Aug 2014
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EDF to pay millions for complaint-handling failures

EDF Energy will pay £3m to vulnerable customers, making amends for its failure to handle consumer complaints effectively.

Utilities | 22 Aug 2014
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How to beat rail fare rises

Rail fares are set to go up yet again following July's Retail Price Index (RPI) figures. Learn how to beat the price hikes here.

Savings | 19 Aug 2014
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Ofgem proposals to cut annual energy bills

Consumers could save up to £12 per year on their energy bill if price control settlements proposed today by energy regulator Ofgem are accepted.

Electricity | 30 Jul 2014
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Ofgem ups compensation for power cuts

The amount of compensation available to consumers who experience long power cuts in extreme weather will greatly increase, energy regulator Ofgem has said.

Utilities | 24 Jul 2014
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Green Deal Home Improvement Fund: Act now

From 25 July changes to the Green Deal Home Improvement scheme will mean less cash for environmentally-minded homeowners.

Gas | 23 Jul 2014
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British Gas to pay £1m for Sainsbury’s mis-selling

British Gas will pay £1m in compensation after admitting to poor sales practices in a London shopping centre and Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

Gas | 04 Jul 2014
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Banks send Wonga-style legal threats to customers

High street banks are using Wonga-style bullying letters to chase customers for payments.

Current Accounts | 04 Jul 2014
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Don't let roaming charges ruin your summer sun

The EU may have just slashed data roaming charges in half, but ‘bill shock’ is still a serious risk. Here’s how to avoid a pricey post-holiday phone bill.

Telephone | 02 Jul 2014
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Those on soon-to-expire energy tariffs urged to switch

Energy customers whose fixed rate tariffs expire in August 2014 could find their bills increasing by up to £150 per year if they don’t switch providers.

Gas | 02 Jul 2014
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London life gets cheaper for the super-rich

The cost of living an ultra-wealthy lifestyle in the capital fell 1.1 per cent this year, according to new research, following a 4.9 per cent decrease the previous year.

Savings | 02 Jul 2014
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EU roaming tariff cap comes into force

From today, roaming charges will face further caps within the European Union, cutting the cost of data use in member states by more than half.

Telephone | 01 Jul 2014
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Cost of ‘essentials’ up 28 per cent from 2008

The cost of maintaining a minimum standard of living in the UK has risen 28 per cent since 2008, far higher than the official 19 per cent rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Savings | 30 Jun 2014

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