Press release:

uSwitch comments on rise in the rate of inflation

Commenting on the latest Consumer Price Index figures published today, Tashema Jackson, money expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Today’s rising inflation figure presents more bad news for consumers, who have already seen their household finances stretched as everyday bills have risen £500 in a year, and could result in many needing to tighten their belts to make ends meet during the expensive festive season.

“Bearing this news in mind, it’s never been more important to ensure you are managing your finances sensibly. Making small savings where possible can make all the difference when it comes to the end of the month. You can compare prices on most of your household expenses and switching to the right deals could help you cut your essential outgoings by hundreds of pounds over the course of the year.

“There are now also a number of budgeting apps available from banks to help you keep a track of your daily and weekly spending – you may be surprised at where you can make savings.”

Find out how you could save over £1,000 a year with uSwitch here.

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Launched in September 2000, uSwitch is an online and telephone price comparison and switching service, helping consumers get a better deal on gas, electricity, broadband, TV services, mobiles and personal finance products including mortgages, credit cards, car and home insurance. Last year we saved UK consumers over £278 million on their energy bills alone.

Customers can sign up to an account that automatically monitors the energy market and notifies them when they can move to a cheaper tariff, while broadband customers can conduct a speed test to find out how fast their broadband is and identify the best deal for their postcode.

The multi award-winning 'Switching Made Simple' app allows customers to compare energy, broadband, credit card, mobile and SIM-only deals – and uSwitch also has a UK contact centre manned by energy and broadband experts. Customers can post their latest energy bills to FREEPOST USWITCH to receive a free call back and be guided through the comparison process, or they can email customerservices@uswitch.com with their postcode and usage details.

uSwitch is owned by ZPG, which operates some of the UK’s most trusted digital brands that help empower smarter property and household decisions including Zoopla, Money, PrimeLocation and SmartNewHomes.

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