GoCompare comments on Ofgem's 'SVT League Table"
"Being on a supplier's standard variable tariff usually means you're on their worst possible deal and today's league tables show that millions of households across the country are currently paying way more than they should be for their energy."
New disclosure of banks’ service standards should give consumers all the information they need to make an informed switch
GoCompare Consumer Advocate, Georgie Frost, comments on final FCA rules for banks
40% of households will be ‘going without’ to pay for Christmas
Cutting back on heating, clothes and food shopping and selling belongings to make sure Christmas happens
Christmas shopping all wrapped up? Time to check if it’s insured
Make sure your festive gifts are covered this Christmas and beyond
UK households to spend £20bn* celebrating Christmas
£726 – the average household cost of Christmas
Young Londoners spend the most on their first set of wheels
New drivers spend an average of £3,005 on their first car but young London drivers spend £1000 more on average than those in the rest of the countr
GoCompare suggests a wider ‘current account clean-up’ as Citizens Advice warns people about unwanted subscriptions
GoCompare supports the Citizens Advice campaign on unwanted subscriptions, and is suggesting that people review their bank and credit card statements to root out unwanted payments.
What a waste! People fritter away £590 a year
New research reveals that £30bn is wasted each year on uneaten food, clothes that are never worn, household bills and bundled TV/broadband deal
British Gas scrap SVR and replace it with ‘SBR’
GoCompare comments on the news that British Gas is to scrap its standard variable rate tariff (SVR) by April for new customers
23m households will ration their energy this winter*
GoCompare calls on households to reduce the cost of their energy now by switching
Consumers can’t wait for ‘big five’ to fix energy market
GoCompare comments on the plans for SSE and npower to merge
‘Has this inquiry bitten off more than it can chew?’
GoCompare comments on the Treasury Select Committee launching a formal inquiry into household finances
UK households gearing up to spend a whopping £3bn in the Black Friday sales
Each UK household will spend on average £108 in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
The Bank of England announces 0.25% rate rise. GoCompare considers the good, the bad and the next steps you can take
Georgie Frost, head of consumer affairs at GoCompare comments on the BoE rate rise.
When it comes to credit cards, look beyond the interest-free period
Georgie Frost, head of consumer affairs at GoCompare, comments on the Bank of England’s latest consumer credit statistics:
Households owed £928m* in overpaid energy bills
39% of households are owed money from their energy provider;
Race against time to find £420m worth of old £1 coins
“All change!” Old round pound coins cease to be legal tender on 15 October 2017
Thursday 26 October is ‘Bill-Free Day’ – when the average UK household will have paid off £22,125 worth of bills in 2017
The average UK household works 299 days – almost 10 months – just to pay the bills
Kill ‘zombie bills’ and save £340 a year
42% of people say they have direct debits, standing orders, subscriptions, donations and memberships they no-longer want or use
Trick or treat? The UK is set to spend £719m* on Halloween
Almost a third (31%) of people say they will celebrate Halloween, spending £38 on average while 40% will do nothing on the frightful day!