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On non-smart prepay for energy? What to do if you didn't get your £66 or £67 Government help voucher – or if you're struggling to redeem it

If you pay for energy by topping up and you're on a traditional (non-smart) meter, you should've received at least two £66 government energy support vouchers by now. Here's what you can do if you haven't got yours – or if you're having problems redeeming them.

7 March 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

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.

28 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

Got a text message from the Met Police? Don't ignore it – you may be able to help fight fraud

If you get a text message from the Metropolitan Police in the next 48 hours asking for help fighting fraud, don't ignore it. The organisation is sending text messages to 70,000 people who may have been targeted by fraudsters using a sophisticated online tool to spoof the phone numbers of legitimate companies such as banks.

24 November 2022