Utilities

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Is your energy tariff expiring in the New Year?

Thirteen tariffs are ending on 31 December, according to GoCompare, increasing bills by an average of £78. Is your tariff amongst them?

Utilities | 16 Dec 2014
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Ofgem secures £4.6m for environmental failures

Energy regulator Ofgem has secured a total of £4.6m in fines from SSE, Scottish Power and generator GDF SUEZ/IPM for failing to meet environmental targets.

Utilities | 12 Dec 2014
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Preparing your finances for rising interest rates

A recent survey by the Bank of England suggests that a third of householders would be vulnerable to interest rate rises: How can households protect their finances for interest rate rises?

Mortgages | 08 Dec 2014
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BLOG: The importance of financial education

Our society is rapidly evolving, both economically and demographically; a consequence is that individuals are increasingly responsible for their own financial wellbeing. What is the problem?

Investments | 05 Dec 2014
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Average UK household teetering on breadline

The average family is just two weeks from the breadline according to Legal & General's latest Deadline to the Breadline report.

Savings | 04 Dec 2014
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The Autumn Statement at a glance

The Autumn statement - who is it good for?

Savings | 03 Dec 2014
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Average household spends less than in 2006, says ONS

Spending on housing, fuel and power reached its highest level on record in 2013, but overall household spending has fallen since 2006.

Savings | 02 Dec 2014
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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
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INFOGRAPHIC: How have your household bills changed?

CompareTheMarket 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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