Warning over charges that 'wipe millions off pension pots'
Consumer Focus has urged the FSA to stop advisers telling clients to switch to pensions that carry higher charges or greater risk
20 July 2011
Scottish & Southern Energy suspends doorstep selling
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) will suspend door-to-door sales with immediate effect, it revealed today
8 July 2011
Consumer Focus likely to be abolished
The Government has announced plans to simplify the
21 June 2011
Guest Comment: The problem with energy firms
Adam Scorer, director of external affairs at lobby group Consumer Focus, explains why he believes the market's not working
17 June 2011
Scottish and Southern Energy guilty of doorstep mis-selling
Scottish and Southern Energy falsely told unsuspecting customers they were paying too much on their existing deal
11 May 2011
Government urged to tackle dodgy private parking firms
Plans to ban clamping in England and Wales are under consultation but Citizens Advice and Consumer Focus are concerned this isn't enough
12 April 2011
Ditch old cash Isas as banks slash rates
Banks and building societies are quietly slashing returns on older, Isas so savers should wise up and switch where necessary
28 March 2011
Energy firms ordered to play fair on prices - Ofgem
The energy regulator, Ofgem, has threatened Britain's Big Six energy firms with action if they fail to make their pricing less complex
21 March 2011
Consumer Focus calls for Clydesdale/Yorkshire mortgage write-offs
Consumer Focus has written to Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks asking them to cancel mortgage demands following a glitch
4 March 2011
Rollover landline contracts face the axe
Landline deals that automatically tie households into a new contract could be outlawed, under Ofcom proposals
3 March 2011
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