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Government announces £1 billion investment in energy efficient home improvements – but do you qualify for them?

Over 400,000 more homes could get access to energy efficiency improvements, such as loft or wall insulation.

8 September 2023

Urgent: On non-smart prepay for energy? You have until 30 June to use or lose your £400 Government help vouchers

Over 1.7 million vouchers (15%) – worth over £110 million in total – have yet to be redeemed, according to the latest official statistics.

26 June 2023

HSBC and First Direct extend £500 interest-free overdraft buffer offer to help with cost of living – here's what you need to know

HSBC and sister bank First Direct are giving current account customers a £500 interest-free overdraft buffer for a year, if they request it. The banks, which are part of the same group, say they hope to support those most in need of help with the rising cost of living.

4 April 2023

Energy prices rose for some in January – and it was worse for those who prepay or pay on receipt of bills

The new level of the energy price guarantee from January has now been confirmed.

3 January 2023

Energy price cap to rise in January – your energy rates could change slightly, but it is largely meaningless for your bill

The energy price cap will rise by 20% in January 2023, regulator Ofgem announced this morning.

3 January 2023

Joules falls into administration - your refund and shopping rights

If you're a Joules shopper, we've rounded-up your refund and shopping rights below as the retailer has officially fallen into administration. Joules has appointed Interpath Advisory to handle the process, though it is continuing to remain open and to trade, albeit on revised terms, while a buyer is sought.

6 December 2022

HSBC to shut 114 branches next year – here's the full list, plus alternatives

HSBC has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 114 more outlets set to shut between April and September next year. Here we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

30 November 2022

Revealed: £80 million of Premium Bond prizes remain unclaimed – here's how to check if you've won

More than two million Premium Bond prizes are sitting unclaimed, according to the latest figures from National Savings and Investments.

29 November 2022

First Direct doubles interest on regular saver to 7% – here's how to get the new rate

First Direct is doubling the interest rate on its regular savings account from 3.5% to 7% on Thursday 1 December. It's the highest rate we've seen on this type of account since 2012. But there are a few catches – here's what you need to know.

29 November 2022

Decent vision should not be an 'optional extra' and government help is needed, warn eye care professionals - check if you qualify for support

Millions of people across the UK are struggling to afford eye care due to the cost of living crisis, industry experts have said. They're now urging the Government to increase the amount people can get to cover the cost of glasses and contact lenses.

28 November 2022