Household finances

Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday a deal or no deal?

In the run-up to Christmas we all want to cut costs, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been marketed as the best days to pick up discounted gifts for the festive season. But how good are these discounts?

SSE to be investigated over ‘cheapest tariff’ claims

Monday, 20 November 2017 | News

Big Six energy provider SSE is to be investigated over its ‘cheapest tariff’ messaging made in annual statements to its prepayment customers.

British Gas to ditch pricey standard tariffs

Monday, 20 November 2017 | News

British Gas has become the latest of the Big Six energy providers to announce that it wants to ditch pricey standard variable tariffs (SVTs).

EE customers to be hit with broadband price hikes

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

EE is the latest telecoms provider to announce that customers will be hit with a series of price rises from 16 January 2018.

Deal of the week: Amazon launches Black Friday event a week early

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

It may still be a week away, but Amazon has launched its first wave of Black Friday deals including coffee machines, televisions and other technology.

Inflation remains unchanged at 3% despite rising food prices

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate of inflation was unchanged at 3% in October, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures reveal.

Energy rationing a reality for 23 million households

Monday, 13 November 2017 | News

Households are being urged to check their energy deals amid the revelation that 23 million UK households will ration their usage this winter.

Broadband and landline complainants to get automatic compensation

Friday, 10 November 2017 | News

Compensation will soon be paid automatically to people suffering problems with their broadband or landline, following a review from the regulator Ofcom.

Prepayment meter installation costs capped for households in debt

Friday, 10 November 2017 | News

Prepayment meter installation costs will be capped for households having them installed under a court warrant after falling into energy debt.

Deal of the week: Earn 4.2% interest overnight at Asda

Friday, 10 November 2017 | News

Savvy shoppers can earn the equivalent of 4.2% interest overnight when they use an Asda Christmas Savings Card this weekend.

Revealed: When to book to bag the cheapest flights

Thursday, 09 November 2017 | News

Holidaymakers looking to snap up the best deal on flights should consider booking two months ahead of their holiday,  according to new research.