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SSE latest to Cut Gas Prices

The energy giant SSE have announced plans to cut gas prices by 4.1% from 30 April, making them the penultimate of the ‘big six’ suppliers to reduce their rates. SSE say that this will save the average household £28 a year.

26 Jan 2015 Read More

Problems with New Pensions Advice Service

It has been revealed that the government’s pension guidance scheme, Citizen’s Advice, will not be properly staffed by its launch date on 6th April of this year.

26 Jan 2015 Read More

Energy Customers To Save £250 From Switch To Fixed Tariff

Ofgem has released a report showing that fixed tariffs could save consumers up to £250 a year. This is in spite of the fact that five of the “Big Six” energy corporations have cut their variable gas tariffs.

26 Jan 2015 Read More

Think tank condemns coalition welfare reforms as poorest households hit hardest

Britain’s most financially vulnerable households have been hit hardest by the coalition’s welfare reforms, with the scrapping of number of benefits hitting children the hardest.

26 Jan 2015 Read More

Nationwide Introduces Market’s Lowest 10-Year Fix

Nationwide has introduced the lowest 10-year fixed rate mortgage available on the market, in a bid to undercut Barclays. The decision to rejuvenate their 10-year fix has come after Barclays launched a 2.99% deal earlier this month.

22 Jan 2015 Read More

Small Energy Firms Excel with Ecotricity Leading the Way

More people than ever are being tempted by a switch from the big energy companies to their smaller independent competitors. This inference follows the release of a survey by consumer group, ‘Which?’, to find the best energy firms in Britain.

22 Jan 2015 Read More

Bank of England’s MPC United on Holding Interest Rates

The Bank of England have agreed to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.5%. This came after a retreat by two members of the Bank's flagship Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale, who had originally been calling for a rise since August 2014.

21 Jan 2015 Read More

Scottish Power to Cut Gas Prices by 4.8%

The 1.1 million customers on Scottish Power’s variable and standard tariffs are to get a 4.8% reduction in their gas bill.

21 Jan 2015 Read More

Protecting your home against storm damage

Severe weather can come at any time, so it’s worth making sure your home is prepared for any eventuality.

21 Jan 2015 Read More

What January blues?

There's a lot said about the January Blues: how it's cold, dark, there's no money in the pot and it's the most miserable time of the year. So far, so typical. But we think there's actually a lot good about January, certainly in terms of taking control of your finances - check out our reasons why.

20 Jan 2015 Read More

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