30% of British Gas, Octopus & Shell Energy customers say their direct debits have DOUBLED
At least 30% of British Gas, Octopus Energy and Shell Energy customers who were in credit and on price-capped tariffs told MoneySavingExpert.com that they've seen their direct debits double – even though the price cap rise is half that, at 54%.
9 May 2022
Admiral double-charges 100s of insurance customers
Insurance firm Admiral has apologised after hundreds of its customers had their direct debit payment doubled in February
27 March 2018
'I got £1,120 back after finding a forgotten direct debit I'd been paying for FIVE years'
A pensioner has managed to reclaim a whopping £1,120 after doing an audit of her direct debits
8 March 2018
British Gas customers double-charged in direct debit blunder
Customers are reporting that their direct debits have been taken twice, leaving them £100s short in some cases
25 November 2016
Nationwide customers hit by payments glitch – are you affected?
Outbound standing orders could leave the accounts of Nationwide customers late, MoneySavingExpert.com understands
1 September 2016
Vodafone warning – all customers check your bills ASAP for errors
A MoneySavingExpert.com investigation has uncovered huge numbers of problems with billing and other issues.
8 June 2016
BT triples monthly fee for paid email service
Thousands of former BT broadband customers face a steep email price hike, with the monthly cost tripling
30 March 2016
Energy direct debit hiked? Challenge it
Some energy customers who switched last winter have voiced frustrations about new suppliers upping direct debits
12 October 2015
Payment failed on payday? Banks to give customers more time to avoid charges
Seven high street giants have agreed to put payments through later in the day if they are rejected first time
7 June 2013
Firms 'should be clearer on regular card payments'
Traders may not be making it clear to consumers that they're being signed up to a Continuous Payment Authority
12 December 2012
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Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – but is it worth switching to?24 March 2023Almost every household has been charged the same price for their energy over the last year under the Energy Price Cap (EPC) and the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), with no cheaper fixed deals to switch to. That has now changed, with Ovo launching a one-year fix for existing customers that undercuts the EPG level of £2,500 a year.
BT customers 'forced into overdrafts' after duplicate payment error - here's what you need to know24 March 2023BT customers have complained that they've been forced into overdrafts after payments were wrongly taken twice this month. The telecommunications giant said it will refund any duplicate payments taken automatically.
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax23 March 2023If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
Bank of England increases base rate to 4.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings23 March 2023The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4% to 4.25%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 17.3% in April – here's what you need to know23 March 2023Millions of BT, EE, O2, Plusnet, Shell, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 17% this spring, on the back of a sharp increase in the cost of living.
Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?5 December 2022Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 November 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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