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Uswitch welcomes government push to help households get best energy deal

The Government has announced today how it intends to build upon Ofgem’s reforms so that the 84% of households who are not switching[1] can still get the best deal. The …

Nokia 925 smartphone launches

Following the launch of the Nokia 925 today Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at Uswitch.com, says: “This is the one that true Nokia fans have been waiting for. Addressing all of …

High street banks’ territory under threat with Post Office current account launch

The Post Office today launches three new current accounts – Standard Account, Packaged Account and Control Account. These accounts will initially launch in select Post Office branches in East Anglia, …

Good news for consumers as British Gas pledges to use cold weather profit to keep prices steady

In its Interim Management Statement out today, Centrica, the parent of Britain’s largest energy company, British Gas, has said that it will use any benefit from the recent unseasonal cold …

Energy giants battle it out to offer consumers the longest fixed price protection

Britain’s big six energy suppliers are battling it out again to offer consumers the longest fixed price plan. The latest slugs are being exchanged by npower and ScottishPower, with npower …

Big budget advertising gives bank customers little to smile about

Despite the 1-2-3 account launching to a fanfare of publicity last year, Santander has yet to dazzle its customers, failing to make the top ten in the Uswitch Current Account …

Appy smartphone users only pay for one in ten downloads

Freebie-loving Brits download an average of 29 apps for their smartphones[1] but pay for just one in ten (11%) of them[2] Those aged 18-24 spend the most on apps and …

Roll-out starts next year but households still kept in the dark about smart meters

Despite more than two million smart meters already appearing in homes and businesses around the country[1] and the mandated roll-out due to kick-off next year, new research from Uswitch.com reveals …

Virgin Media launches new plans in bid to take on the mobile big boys

Following the launch of Virgin Media’s new mobile tariffs, including the UK’s first to include unlimited calls to 08 numbers, Ernest Doku, mobiles expert at Uswitch.com, says: “This latest range …

Samsung Galaxy S4 poised to dominate mobile charts after just four days on sale

Apple still in pole position as iPhone 5 and 4S cling onto top spots But the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 is already the UK’s third most popular mobile phone after …

Consumers would give IDS green light to overhaul winter fuel payments

Consumers would give Iain Duncan Smith a green light to overhaul the winter fuel allowance, according to research from Uswitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service. Over eight in …

As First Utility announces price hike, npower launches cheapest fixed price deal on the market

First Utility bows to pressure and announces an 18.6% price hike to come into effect 1st June[1] At the same time, npower has launched two new fixed price tariffs[2] – …

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