All the major energy firms confirm massive price hikes from October – act now to avoid huge bill shock
All the major energy suppliers have now confirmed massive price hikes to their standard variable tariffs from 1 October, after regulator Ofgem increased the maximum suppliers can charge under the energy price cap
10 September 2021
British Gas to delay rise in direct debits for millions on standard tariffs over winter - but many could save £139/yr by switching
British Gas has announced it will keep direct debits for 2.3 million customers the same this winter, despite huge price hikes that'll hit next month. It says it will keep an extra £50 in customers' pockets – but most will likely be far better off switching.
2 September 2021
EDF Energy to hike bills by an average £139/yr after energy price cap rise
Around 1.7 million EDF Energy customers on standard tariffs will see gas and electricity bills jump by a typical £139/yr from October
17 August 2021
Energy bills set to rocket for millions as price cap is hiked by £139/yr to its highest-ever level – but many can save £240/yr by switching
Energy bills will rise by a typical £139/year for 11 million households in October, as regulator Ofgem revealed the new price cap level this morning – but most can beat the hikes by switching supplier.
6 August 2021
TalkTalk broadband customers face £30/yr bill hike despite some being on a 'fixed' tariff – your rights
TalkTalk is hiking prices for certain customers on its Fibre 35 and Fibre 65 broadband plans from today. But you don't have to accept the increases.
6 July 2021
Igloo Energy to hike prices by 12% from August – but it's still among the cheaper players on the market
Around 180,000 Igloo Energy customers will see their gas and electricity bills rise by £111/yr from August, the energy provider has revealed. But most could beat the hikes and save £100+/yr by switching to a cheaper deal.
6 July 2021
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 switching
Around 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 2021
Water firms upping direct debits of metered customers due to increased lockdown use – check NOW if you're overpaying
Households with water meters should check their bills as many firms are upping direct debits due to higher use during lockdown. And with usage over the next year likely to drop for many as restrictions ease, you could end up paying a lot more than you need to unless you take action.
25 May 2021
Warning to Sky TV customers - it WON'T notify you when your contract's up, so check now if you can switch and save
Sky customers should check now if they are overpaying for their TV package, after the firm admitted it hasn’t been sending out end-of-contract notifications despite the regulator Ofcom insisting it should have been.
19 May 2021
Symbio Energy rapped over 'threatening' responses to negative reviews
Symbio Energy has been hit with a formal warning from review website Trustpilot, after MoneySavingExpert.com brought to its attention the way the supplier responds to negative reviews
17 May 2021
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Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
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