Utilities

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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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Half of homeowners ‘go green’ to save money

Half of homeowners save energy in the home for financial reasons, with just one in ten acting mainly out of concern for the environment.

Savings | 30 Jun 2014
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Ofgem calls for greater clarity on green tariffs

Energy regulator Ofgem has called on suppliers to be clear with customers about what environmental benefits green tariffs offer.

Electricity | 27 Jun 2014
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Ofgem refers energy market for full investigation

Regulator Ofgem has referred the energy industry to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for a full investigation to assess whether barriers to competition exist.

Gas | 26 Jun 2014
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Product launches of the week

Virgin Money launches a range of savings products; M&S Bank celebrates 25 years in the loan business with special rates; A new app from Tesco takes on international calls.

Savings | 20 Jun 2014
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Npower ordered to resolve billing issues or stop telesales

Big Six energy provider npower has been told by regulator Ofgem to resolve “major billing issues” by the end of August or cease telesales operations.

Gas | 19 Jun 2014
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Energy firms agree to three day switching time

Consumers will be able to switch energy provider in just three days from the end of the year following an agreement between the industry regulator, Ofgem, and suppliers.

Electricity | 16 Jun 2014
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Product launches of the week

Tesco Bank launches a current account; British Loans Limited to lend graduates cash for house deposits; Nutmeg offers new "NISA" customers free portfolio management until 2015.

Investments | 13 Jun 2014

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