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Consumers face another hike as First Utility announces 9.7% rise

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First Utility is putting its prices up by 9.7% or £102 for gas and electricity from 1st April[1] 117,000 dual fuel customers’ bills will go up from £1,047 to £1,149 …

Co-operative Energy announces second price rise in six months

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Co-operative Energy is putting its prices up by 5% or £58 for gas and electricity from 1st April, 2017[1] This is Co-operative Energy’s second price rise in six months after …

Britons miss out on £5.8 billion in savings due to mobile switching confusion

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Almost half (48%) of mobile users haven’t a clue what a PAC is[1] A quarter (25%) of mobile users have never switched mobile network, rising to a third (33%) among …

Homes paid £787 million in unexpected boiler repair bills last year

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A fifth of UK homes (18%) – almost five million – have experienced at least one boiler breakdown in the past year[1] The average cost to repair the broken boiler …

uSwitch comments on Tesco Bank freezing 3% interest current account sign ups

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Commenting on the news that Tesco Bank has frozen new sign-ups to its 3% interest current account after tens of thousands rushed to sign up, Tashema Jackson, money expert at …

uSwitch comments on British Gas price freeze

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Commenting on the news that British Gas is extending its price freeze until August, Claire Osborne, energy expert at uSwitch.com, says: “British Gas has today announced an extension of its …

Another blow for consumers as ScottishPower announces 7.8% price rise

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 ScottishPower is putting its prices up by 7.8% or £86 per year for gas and electricity from 31st March 2017[1] 1.1 million dual fuel customers’ bills will go up from …

uSwitch comments on Ofgem review of supplier financial checks

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Commenting on today’s remarks in a speech by Dermot Nolan, Chief Executive of Ofgem, that the regulator will review new supplier licensing and the financial requirements on energy suppliers, Richard …

UK broadband users fork out £1.5 billion a year for inflated out-of-contract charges as prices rise 38% in just five years

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Out-of-contract prices have increased by 38% for copper and 19% for fibre broadband while in-contract prices have barely changed since 2011 – meaning those who don’t move once their contract ends …

uSwitch comments on rise in payday loan complaints

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Commenting on the publication of the Financial Ombudsman Service’s latest complaints figures showing that in just nine months, payday loan complaints are already 50% higher than all of 2015/16, Tashema …