Household finances

Should you join the electric car revolution?

Petrol and diesel cars are on the way out and in just over a couple of decades, you’ll be charging around in a plug-in vehicle.

Cost of European city breaks is falling – where to bag a cheap holiday deal

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 | News

Despite sterling’s continued weakness against the euro, the cost of an autumn city break in many European cities is falling.

One-day energy switching on the cards

Monday, 25 September 2017 | News

Households may be able to switch energy provider in just one working day in future, under new plans being consulted on.

Deal of the week: Save £150 on a Samsung Galaxy S8 when you trade in your old iPhone

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 | News

Trade in your old iPhone to receive a discount of up to £156 on the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ smartphones.

E.on to ditch default standard variable tariff in favour of one-year fix

Friday, 22 September 2017 | News

E.on has announced that from “early 2018”, the default tariff households are rolled onto when their fixed deal comes to an end – unless they choose otherwise – will be a one-year fix instead of a pricey standard variable...

Ryanair to cancel 50 flights a day over the next six weeks: Your rights

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | News

To the ire of its passengers, Ryanair has announced that it will cancel between 40 and 50 flights per day over the next six weeks.

Are you safe from a carbon monoxide leak? Check your boiler during Gas Safety Week

Monday, 18 September 2017 | News

It’s Gas Safety Week (18-24 September 2017), which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances that could result in gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Motorists demand regulation of ‘dodgy’ private parking firms

Thursday, 14 September 2017 | News

Three-quarters of motorists want the government to step in and regulate the private parking sector.

Broadband users may be overpaying as contract uncertainty reigns

Thursday, 14 September 2017 | News

Broadband users should check they’re not overpaying for their service as confusion reigns about contract terms and what package is actually needed.

Household bills rise 10 times faster than incomes

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | News

A decade on from the collapse of Northern Rock and the start of the financial crash, and households are still struggling against rising bills and low income growth.

Cashback service to fund student living costs launches: How it compares

Monday, 11 September 2017 | News

Parents with children starting or heading back to university could consider signing up to “Funds4Uni”, a new cashback service designed to help students fund their living costs.