Energy autoswitching to be trialled and Warm Home Discount payments to rise under Government shake-up
Autoswitching households to cheaper energy deals is to be tested under new Government plans to keep gas and electricity bills affordable, while Warm Home Discount payments will increase
14 December 2020
Power NI to hike electricity prices by 6%
Northern Ireland's largest energy supplier Power NI is to hike electricity prices by 6.1%, meaning the typical bill for those on its standard tariff will jump by £35/year.
15 August 2019
Energy price cap for prepayment customers could be extended after smart meter delays
The competition watchdog has called for the prepayment price cap to stay in place after 2020 due to the slow roll-out of smart meters
31 July 2019
Avro Energy banned from taking on new customers
Small energy firm Avro Energy has been banned from taking on new customers because it hasn't joined the national smart meter network
18 June 2019
Sainsbury's Energy relaunches – this time Npower is providing the fuel
Sainsbury's has today relaunched its energy offering, after partnering with big six firm Npower
24 April 2019
Sainsbury's Energy customers moved to British Gas – here's what you need to know
If you're a Sainsbury's Energy customer, your account has been switched to British Gas
18 April 2019
Solarplicity banned from taking on new customers
Energy supplier Solarplicity has been banned from taking on new customers for three months, or until it improves its customer service
22 February 2019
British Gas and Scottish Power to hike bills after Ofgem price cap rise
About three million British Gas customers will be hit with an average £119/year rise from Monday 1 April
19 February 2019
Npower becomes third big six supplier to hike bills after Ofgem's price cap rise
Npower has become the third big six supplier to increase its energy prices to the maximum allowed under the new cap on standard variable tariffs - hitting customers with an average 10.3% price rise from 1 April
13 February 2019
New energy price cap up 10% – but it's NOT the maximum anyone will pay, warns Martin Lewis
Energy prices are set to rise by about £117 from Monday 1 April for millions on standard tariffs
7 February 2019
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16 April 2021Barclaycard has slashed many customers' credit card spending limits out of the blue this week, with one MoneySaver reporting a £12,000 cut even though she's had no change in her personal circumstances and has been a customer for over 30 years.
16 April 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
15 April 2021Burton and Dorothy Perkins shoppers have been left struggling to return clothes because they are unable to generate return labels online and the retailers no longer provide paper versions.
15 April 2021The House of Lords has voted in favour of an amendment to the Financial Services Bill, which could see interest rates capped for certain mortgage prisoners.
14 April 2021Barclays is to close its Pingit payments app on 30 June, and related services including Pingit savings 'jars' and Pingit's wearable tech which allows you to make contactless payments will also be scrapped. If you use Pingit and are affected, we've full info below on exactly what's changing and what you need to do.
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more23 March 2021Within the last week, we've seen the extension of coronavirus credit card, personal loan and overdraft help to 31 October 2020, with mortgage payment holidays already extended. The regulator's other help schemes are also likely to be extended too, including car finance and payday loans, yet should you do it?
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