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Tesco tops tables for a matter of hours before Barclaycard retaliates with 26-month balance transfer card

Michael Ossei, personal finance expert at Uswitch.com, says: “The battle in the credit card market is heating up as Barclaycard launches a new 0% 26-month balance transfer card just hours after Tesco …

Tesco shoppers set to benefit from new 25-month balance transfer card

Tesco Bank has today announced a new 0% 25 month period for balance transfers on its Clubcard Credit Card. Michael Ossei, personal finance expert at Uswitch.com, says: “Tesco’s decision to increase the …

Energy price hikes fuel inflation increase

Today’s news that energy price hikes have helped to fuel an increase in the inflation rate (CPI)[1] is further evidence of the impact the high cost of energy is having, …

Samsung takes on big Apple with S4 launch

Commenting on the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Ernest Doku, technology expert at Uswitch.com, says: “Taking over Times Square and unveiling its new flagship phone in the heart of New …

As one energy supplier hints of future price hikes, another launches the longest fixed price deal on the market

npower launches the longest fixed price energy deal on the market, giving consumers protection against price hikes until the end of 2015 (31st December) The new plan costs £1,305 a …

UK broadband speeds up but at what cost?

Commenting on Ofcom’s latest figures on average UK broadband speeds, which reveal a 34% increase in the last year, Marie-Louise Abretti, broadband expert at Uswitch.com, says: “These figures are great news …

Household bills rise 25% since 2008 – consumers more worried about living costs than their health

Essential bills rise 25% in five years – car insurance (67%), gas (52%), electricity (32%) and petrol (33%) see biggest hikes[1] Wages climb just 6% over same period[2] although in …

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Every little helps for consumers as Tesco Mobile promises no mid-contract mobile price rises

Commenting on Tesco Mobile’s commitment to fixed prices in mobile phone contracts, Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at Uswitch.com, says: “This is more welcome news for consumers who have often been left …

UK broadband is cheap but there’s plenty of room for improvement

Commenting on Ofcom’s ‘European Broadband Scorecard’, which pits the UK’s broadband against the EU’s five leading economies, Marie-Louise Abretti, telecoms expert at Uswitch.com, says: “It’s official – UK broadband is cheap. …

npower: profits up following price hike

npower’s parent company, RWE, reports a 10% increase in Group EBITDA and a 34% increase in UK operating results for 2012[1] npower hiked its prices last November (26th) by 8.8% …

With less than 1 in 3 satisfied with interest rates, ISA savers turn to building societies to stash their cash

Consumer gloom in savings market – just 32% satisfied with the interest rate offered by their main ISA/savings provider[1] Two fifths (42%) of cash ISA savers would pick a building …

O2 broadband customers set to ‘believe in better’ with move to Sky

Commenting on today’s sale of O2 broadband to Sky, Marie-Louise Abretti, telecoms expert at Uswitch.com, says: “Selling off the broadband part of the business might lead to  O2 focussing on giving …

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