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
Two big six suppliers hike energy bills following Ofgem's price cap rise
Customers on standard tariffs will see prices rise by £117/yr, on typical use
12 February 2019
Outfox the Market hits customers with FOURTH price hike in six months
Small energy supplier Outfox the Market has announced it is to raise prices yet again - the second time it's announced a hike this month, and the fourth since June.
29 November 2018
Outfox the Market hikes direct debits by up to 40%
Small supplier Outfox the Market is hiking prices for the third time in five months and changing how it takes direct debit payments – meaning some customers face paying 40% more during winter months
27 November 2018
Energy prices will NOT be capped at £1,137/yr, says Martin
Energy regulator Ofgem has finalised its plans for a price cap on tariffs – with all standard variable and 'default fixed' tariffs to be capped from 1 January 2019
6 November 2018
Ebico hikes some customers' bills by £100/year
The change will hit customers on the Ebico Zero tariff – one of the few deals on the market without standing charges – on 29 November
23 October 2018
Octopus Energy hikes its prices by 11%
It's the third rise from Octopus this year - and it affects new and most existing customers
18 October 2018
Last sub-£900 energy deal is pulled as Outfox the Market hikes prices
Energy supplier Outfox the Market has announced it is increasing the price of its variable tariff by 7.4%, with 50,000 customers to see the rise hit in November
21 September 2018
Firmus Energy to hike gas prices by 12%
Gas supplier Firmus Energy is set to hit all 87,000 of its customers in Northern Ireland with an up to 12% hike
6 September 2018
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Martin Lewis tells ministers it's time to stop hiding the student living loan parental contribution - parents should be told they may be expected to pay £1,000s12 June 2021While tuition fees get all the column inches, the biggest practical problem most students face is hidden. The living loan and/ or grant students receive is slashed based on parental income but there's no warning this gap needs filling. Today, MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has written to ministers to urge them to stop hiding the university parental contributions built into the student finance system.
Energy bills set to rocket for millions later this year as experts predict £100+/yr price cap rise – check if you can beat hikes by switching11 June 2021Around 11 million households on standard energy tariffs are likely to see huge price rises this winter, with industry experts Cornwall Insight predicting an increase of more than £100/yr to regulator Ofgem's price cap. But many can beat the hikes and save £100s by switching now.
11 June 2021Monzo users shopping at Tesco stores across the country may have been charged twice after a "technical error". Tesco says it is investigating and adds that it aims to reverse duplicate transactions within a day. Affected Monzo customers can also reverse payments via its banking app. Here's what you need to know.
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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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