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Flexi tariff mobile contracts risk consumers overpaying on their mobile bills

Commenting on Citizens Advice’s call for providers to stop charging consumers for phones they already own, Ernest Doku, mobiles expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Citizens Advice is right to call for …

uSwitch comments on anniversary of Current Account Switch Service

The Current Account Switch Service launched in 2013 and since then has helped five million people and small businesses switch their current account provider. Commenting on the news, Tashema Jackson, money …

Solid improvements rather than Hail Marys as Apple unveils trio of iPhones

Commenting on the launch of the latest handsets in the iPhone range, Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Apple has for a couple of years now moved away from …

Third time unlucky as Bulb announces 11.1% increase

Bulb Energy is adding £102 to customer bills with a 11.1% price rise[1] More than 600,000 households on its standard energy tariff will pay an average of £102 more for …

Dixons Carphone slow to adapt to changing mobile market as unremarkable results are published

Ernest Doku, mobiles expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Dixon Carphone’s modest Q1 results mask an uncomfortable truth that the retailer is having to adapt to a rapidly changing sector. “While new …

Ofgem price cap proposals could push prices up, says uSwitch

Commenting on Ofgem’s proposals to cap Standard Variable Tariffs for domestic energy customers, Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “Ofgem is playing a dangerous game by saying that …

We know what you spent last summer: Holidaymakers put £9.7 billion on plastic to pay for summer holidays

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More than half of British holidaymakers (57%) used their credit cards to help fund their fun in the sun this year[1] A total of £9.7 billion was put on plastic …

Drivers’ insurance premiums soar by £180 million after accidents that weren’t their fault

Nearly two thirds (64%) of drivers who have been involved in an accident were not at fault, yet have seen premiums rise by an average of £102 (26%)[1] Total price …

SSE/Npower merger given provisional clearance by competition watchdog

The Competition and Markets Authority has given provisional clearance to the proposed merger between SSE and Npower – two of Britain’s biggest energy suppliers – after finding that it did …

British Gas pays out £2.65 million over invalid exit fees and overcharging

British Gas has paid out £2.65 million over invalid exit fees and overcharging customers. Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “British Gas has been rightly reprimanded for undermining consumers’ …