Comment on ScottishPower cutting gas and electricity prices

Comment on ScottishPower cutting gas and electricity prices
Scott Byrom, utilities manager at moneysupermarket.com, said: “This latest move from ScottishPower leaves npower as the only one of the ‘Big Six’ yet to announce a price cut this year.
“From the end of March, ScottishPower’s standard customers will benefit from an average cut of 7.5 per cent to […]

Comment on Centrica’s profit announcement

Comment on Centrica’s profit announcement
Commenting on Centrica’s profit announcement, Scott Byrom, utilities manager at the UK’s leading price comparison site, moneysupermarket.com, said: “The rise in wholesale gas prices last year has left a dent in British Gas’ profits as it reports losses of 34 per cent and profits of £379m for 2008.
“Bill payers across the […]

Brits go back to basics with mobile handsets

Brits go back to basics with mobile handsets
Despite the whizz-bang gadgetry of the iPhone and Blackberry Storm, Brits have a fondness for simpler times when it comes to mobile phones, according to the UK’s leading price comparison site moneysupermarket.com.
* One in four have had a problem with their mobile in the […]

It’s too little and it’s late, but at least it’s here

It’s too little and it’s late, but at least it’s here
Commenting on Northern Rock being told to start lending again, Louise Cuming, head of mortgages at price comparison site moneysupermarket.com, said: “This isn’t just a u-turn for Northern Rock, it’s a great big capital U-turn.
* U-turn on Northern Rock mortgages is […]

From Vauxhall to Volkswagen - ensure cover for your new car offers model value

From Vauxhall to Volkswagen - ensure cover for your new car offers model value
With the new 09 car registration number out on March 1, motorists shouldn’t be lulled into assuming a new car will always be more expensive to insure than an older model, according to moneysupermarket.com.
* Cover for older cars […]

Britain losing over £10bn on wasted texts and minutes

Britain losing over £10bn on wasted texts and minutes
The third annual Mobile Money Report from moneysupermarket.com reveals the mobile industry is raking in £10bn every year from people only using two-thirds of their tariff.***
* Brits paying for 24 hours of calls that they never use
* Britain wasting […]

Repossessions On The Up

Repossessions On The Up
Commenting on the 54 per cent increase in repossessions last year, Louise Cuming, head of mortgages at moneysupermarket.com, said: “The fact that 40,000 properties were repossessed last year shows what a catastrophic effect the current economic crisis is having on people’s lives … and worse is to come.
* […]

Comment on the launch of WebSaver 2 from British Gas

Comment on the launch of WebSaver 2 from British Gas
Scott Byrom, utilities manager at moneysupermarket.com, said: “UK bill payers are yet to see an energy price cut this year from npower and Scottish Power, but it’s ’seconds out, round two’ from British Gas in the 2009 energy price war.
Commenting on the launch of WebSaver 2 […]

Economy still hurting but households start to cope

Economy still hurting but households start to cope
Applications for payday loans are at last starting to plateau, indicating that plummeting inflation and falling mortgage rates are finally having a positive impact on households.
* The need for payday loans steadies after frighteningly sharp climb
* Mortgage and inflation falls […]

Credit-crunched commuters getting in the saddle

Credit-crunched commuters getting in the saddle
Brits are considering ditching their cars and cycling to work instead, according to research from moneysupermarket.com1.
* One in five Brits (19 per cent) would consider cycling to work
* Ensure your bike is covered by home contents or stand-alone insurance, says moneysupermarket.com
The UK’s […]