First Utility renamed Shell Energy – here's what you need to know
Energy and broadband supplier First Utility has been renamed Shell Energy, a year after it was bought by Shell
25 March 2019
First Utility joins rush to increase energy prices
First Utility is latest energy supplier to hike its standard prices - with a 5.9% increase to hit on Monday 23 July
14 June 2018
Smaller energy firms still top for customer service, MSE poll finds - but the worst-ranked firms HAVE improved
Smaller energy firms continue to outperform the Big Six on customer service, a new MSE poll reveals
16 April 2017
First Utility hikes standard tariff prices by 9.7% – check NOW if you can save
More than 100,000 customers on the firm's standard variable tariff will face an average 9.7% hike from 1 April
24 February 2017
Northern Irish energy firm Open Electric loses licence – what you need to know
Just over 1,000 Northern Ireland homes supplied electricity by Open Electric have been transferred to Power NI
19 December 2016
Hidden British Gas £270/yr saving
Too many people are burning cash to keep warm this winter - take five minutes to see how much you're throwing away
25 November 2015
Co-op Energy blames IT problems as it tops complaints list
The Ombudsman Services received 136 complaints per 100,000 customers about Co-op Energy in the three months to September
11 November 2015
Co-op hit by customer service backlash in MSE energy poll
Co-op Energy has drastically fallen down the customer services rankings over the last six months
8 June 2015
Is The Big Deal's collective switch worth it?
The Big Deal has partnered with The Sun to launch a collective energy switch, but is it worth switching to?
17 February 2015
iSupplyEnergy to stop making it difficult for customers to switch
Customers of iSupplyEnergy will no longer be blocked from switching if they don't tell it they're moving elsewhere
24 December 2014
16 June 2021
Martin's Mortgage Alert
'Rates have dropped below 1% – check NOW'
First Direct boosts free cash to £125
It's top for service too
Cheapest broadband in a year
'£13/mth' from BT's Plusnet
'Don't over worry about credit scores'
Martin's new blog
New. 12 Spotify tips to pay less
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30% off the whole McDonald's menu
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Martin Lewis urges EVERYONE with a mortgage to check urgently if they can switch and save £1,000s, as rates drop below 1%16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
15 June 2021Thousands of Triodos savers will be asked to switch to managing accounts online-only going forward. The so-called "ethical" financial provider is rolling out the move over the next few years, although vulnerable customers and those who can't access services digitally should get in touch as exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
15 June 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
15 June 2021The Prime Minister has unveiled sweeping restrictions on public movement to tackle the spread of coronavirus. This has had a huge impact on daily life, affecting everything from weddings and train travel to music events and sport. To help, we're working flat out to answer your questions on these topics and more
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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