British Gas doubles the emergency credit limit on prepayment meters to £10 - here's all you need to know
British Gas has doubled the amount of emergency credit available to customers on their gas and electricity prepayment meters from £5 to £10 in the wake of the recent spike in energy prices, although the energy giant previously had one of the lowest limits. Here's all you need to know.
7 April 2022
Ovo Energy to pay £8.9 million after overcharging customers and sending wrong info
Ovo Energy has agreed to pay £8.9 million after issuing inaccurate or incomplete information to 100,000s of customers, and for under and overcharging customers due to IT issues
29 January 2020
Regulator approves sale of SSE energy business to Ovo
The competition watchdog has approved the sale of big six energy supplier SSE's household energy business to Ovo Energy, meaning 3.5 million SSE customers are set to be moved over to Ovo after January 2020
10 December 2019
Urgent call for Ofgem to step in after debt collectors contact 130,000 Spark Energy customers
Almost 130,000 Spark Energy customers have been contacted by debt collectors in the wake of its takeover by Ovo Energy, even though many have continued making normal payments and had no idea they owed any money, MoneySavingExpert can reveal. If you've had a letter, text or email from a debt collection firm, don't panic - we've full help on what it means and what you need to do
8 March 2019
Ovo could 'fine' energy customers for calling or tweeting it
Energy supplier Ovo is set to change its current online discount in favour of a new £60/year 'self-serve reward'
21 September 2018
Ofgem warns energy firms over forced installation of prepayment meters
British Gas, Ovo Energy and Utility Warehouse forcibly installed many more prepayment meters than their competitors
18 June 2018
Ovo Energy's standard variable prices rise by 5.1%
Ovo Energy is increasing prices for around 180,000 customers on its standard variable tariff from today (Friday 8 June)
8 June 2018
Ofgem to investigate Ovo Energy
The energy regulator is to investigate whether Ovo Energy gave its customers inaccurate usage figures
2 February 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
Ovo hits dual fuel customers with a 5% price hike
Ovo has become the latest energy supplier to hike prices
22 November 2016
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Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
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Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills17 May 2022NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.
17 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
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3 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
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