Household finances

Beware the hidden cost of 118 calls

Consumers can be charged exorbitant rates when they use directory enquiry services, such as 118 or 070 numbers. Older callers – who may not use the internet – are particularly at risk.

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Mistakes on mobile bills cost Brits £64m

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | News

Almost three million people in the UK have been overcharged by their mobile phone provider, new research has revealed.

E.on to hike energy prices by 4.8%

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | News

E.on has become the last of the Big Six energy providers to announce forthcoming price hikes of up to 6.2%. 

Shoppers offered cash for unwanted John Lewis clothes

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | News

Shoppers are being offered money for recycling unwanted clothes they’ve bought from John Lewis stores and its website – even if the items are damaged.

Motorists 'fleeced' at the pumps

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | News

Motorists blighted by recent fuel prices rises will be angered that retailers are raising prices over and above oil price changes.

Households with smaller energy suppliers to get £140 Warm Home Discount

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | News

Households switching to smaller energy suppliers will no longer lose out on their Warm Home Discount under new plans.

Stat of the Month: Shoppers make 13.2 billion card payments, overtaking cash

Monday, 18 June 2018 | News

Debit cards have overtaken cash for the first time as the most popular way for consumers to shop, according to new figures.

Most Moneywise readers still use landlines at home (but only just)

Friday, 15 June 2018 | News

Landlines remain the most popular to make phone calls from home, according to the results of Moneywise’s latest reader poll.

Happy birthday, £2 coin

Friday, 15 June 2018 | News

The £2 coin is 20 years old today, and to commemorate the occasion, comparison website GoCompare Money has unearthed 10 fascinating facts about the youngest and most valuable coin in circulation.

EDF to pay £350,000 after missing smart meter targets

Friday, 15 June 2018 | News

EDF Energy is to pay £350,000 after the Big Six supplier missed its target to install smart meters.

Deal of the week: Turbocharge your Nectar point collecting

Friday, 15 June 2018 | News

Regular Nectar point collectors can benefit from turbocharged offers from certain retailers this summer.