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Articles by Alex Kouzarides

Alex is our resident personal finance expert. He has had over five years experience in the sector and has a genuine passion for saving consumers money.

An avid Arsenal fan, Alex can often be found gesticulating wildly at the TV as his team succumbs to yet another trophyless season.


alex.kouzarides@uswitch.com

Banking 2 years ago

First Direct and Smile triumph in the uSwitch Current Account Awards

Annual survey shows big banks falling short, with Santander voted worst current account provider.

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Banking 2 years ago

Halifax to pay stamp duty for first-time buyers

Bank will pay up to £2,500 to cover the cost of tax on homes worth up to £250,000.

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Banking 2 years ago

People switch partner more often than their bank

New research finds bank customers sticking with the same current account for 16 years - two years longer than relationships

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Car Insurance 2 years ago

Drivers face postcode lottery on fuel prices

New AA research finds some motorists being charged up to £2 a tank more for fuel than those in neighbouring towns.

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Banking 2 years ago

Half of consumers say they are worse off following the Budget

Over a third fear the UK is more likely to slip back into recession following Wednesday’s announcement

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Banking 2 years ago

Barclaycard launch 26 month 0% balance transfer card

New offer announced just hours after Tesco Bank's own 25 month deal.

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Banking 2 years ago

Tesco Bank launch 25 month 0% balance transfer credit card

Long 0% deal matches those of Barclaycard and Halifax

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Banking 2 years ago

Budget 2013 highlights – the key announcements

Find out how changes to income tax, pensions, and fuel duty will affect your finances

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Banking 2 years ago

Household bills up 25% in five years

Essential living costs have risen sharply since 2008, with some bills having soared by an eye-watering 67%.

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Banking 2 years ago

First-time buyer numbers reach four year high

Around 13% more new buyers than this time last year

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