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Ofcom sends a serious message to telecom providers

Following Ofcom’s announcement that it is fining EE and Virgin Media for overcharging customers, Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “Ofcom is sending a serious message to all telecoms …

Dodgy broadband deters nine million from rural living

Nine million Brits (17%) won’t move to the countryside through fear of being cut off by poor broadband[1] Bad broadband and phone reception are widely considered major drawbacks to rural …

uSwitch responds to Ofgem’s energy price cap confirmation

Responding to Ofgem’s confirmation that the energy price cap will be set at £1,137, Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, said: “Ofgem’s suggestion that households on standard variable tariffs …

Households owe £400 million to energy suppliers before winter begins

Energy debt has risen £75 million (24%) from last year[1] Three million households now owe a collective £400 million to their supplier – at a time when they should be …

Mileage madness: 11 million motorists gamble on invalidating their insurance

Over a quarter of drivers (28%) resort to guessing their annual mileage – despite this being one of the key factors used to price car insurance[1] Half of all motorists …

Record number of electricity switches in September 2018

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Commenting on Energy UK’s figures showing record monthly electricity switches, uSwitch.com Head of Regulation, Richard Neudegg, said:   “Households have clearly woken up to the fact that the power is …

High street banks charge overdraft users £640 million more than challengers

Britain’s 12 million overdraft users could be wasting £640 million a year on fees and interest by not switching from expensive traditional high street banks[1] The average overdraft user is …

Social housing tenants pay £150 for energy they haven’t used

One in ten renters (11%) have had to foot the bill for a previous tenant’s energy consumption, forking out an average of £102 – but for renters in social housing …

Huawei challenges the status quo with Mate 20

Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at uSwitch.com, says: “The Mate 20 is yet another statement of intent from a manufacturer that has often impressed with its knack for creating powerful and exciting …

uSwitch comments on Ofgem State of the Energy Market Report 2018: Price cap threatens to undermine record switching levels and won’t help vulnerable households

Commenting on Ofgem’s annual state of the market report, which has revealed that while competition is now benefiting an unprecedented number of energy consumers, many others, especially the vulnerable, are …