Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 17.3% in April – here's what you need to know
Millions 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.
23 March 2023
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
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
British Gas is the worst firm to be moved to if your energy firm goes bust, MSE survey of 12,000 people shows
Over two million households have been switched to a new energy supplier after their previous provider went bust.
7 March 2022
Shell Energy to axe £15 broadband switching 'cease fee'
Shell Energy is to scrap a controversial £15 'cease fee' it charges customers who switch away from the firm or cancel their contract, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal. It comes after we queried the fee with regulator Ofcom and it asked Shell Energy to explain the charge - though Shell insists it was already reviewing the fee as it prepares to take on 450,000 Post Office customers later this year.
4 October 2021
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
Petrol prices: Shell and BP investigated by EU
European probe sparks fears motorists may have been paying too much for petrol
15 May 2013
New American Express deals at Gap, Shell, Harrods and Starbucks
American Express credit card holders can get money back on a host of in-store purchases
1 February 2013
Barclaycard launches cashback credit card scheme
17 March 2010
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New cost of living payments to start on 25 April – here's who qualifies, how much you'll get and if you need to apply27 March 2023Millions of the UK's poorest households will start to receive the first third of their £900 cost of living payment from 25 April, the Government has confirmed today. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and when you'll get your payment.
Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – Martin Lewis gives his quick analysis on if it's worth considering27 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.
Barclays to shut 14 more branches in yet another round of closures – here's the full list, plus alternatives27 March 2023The latest closures now mean Barclays will close at least 55 branches by the end of the 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.
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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