Beleaguered Brits call for further energy price cuts

Beleaguered Brits call for further energy price cuts
Brits believe they are paying over the odds for their energy bills, despite energy providers starting to drop prices, according to research from moneysupermarket.com1.
* 67 per cent feel they still pay too much for their energy and demand further action
The UK’s leading price […]

Black Horse deal brings greater choice

Black Horse deal brings greater choice
The secured lending arm of Lloyds Banking Group, Black Horse, is offering an exclusive rate through price comparison site moneysupermarket.com.
* Headline rate of 7.9 per cent for new secured loan
With a headline rate of 7.9 per cent and a typical APR of 11.9 per cent, the […]

Brits plan steamy text sessions

Brits plan steamy text sessions
Twenty three million Brits are planning steamy text sessions this Valentine’s Day with one in 10 (11 per cent) sending a flirty message and one in 25 (four per cent) planning an explicit text according to a poll from moneysupermarket.com.
* Almost a million (One in 25) Valentine’s […]

Comment on E.ON cutting electricity prices by nine per cent

Comment on E.ON cutting electricity prices by nine per cent
Scott Byrom, utilities manager at moneysupermarket.com said: “Strike three in the energy price war comes from E.ON - the first non-British energy provider of the ‘Big Six’ to drop prices this year.
“This move marks the first reaction to MPs criticism yesterday of ‘foreign-owned’ energy providers who […]

Mortgages go back down the time tunnel

Mortgages go back down the time tunnel
Not since the dark days of 1974 were mortgage figures this poor
Commenting on last year having the lowest number of house purchase for 34 years, Louise Cuming, head of mortgages at moneysupermarket.com, said: “The fact that only 516,000 mortgages were taken out to buy homes last year clearly shows […]

‘Not tonight darling…..I’ve got a recession’

‘Not tonight darling…..I’ve got a recession’
The recession is bringing back a more clichéd Valentine’s Day with men splashing out on their partners, but the fairer sex cutting back on their spend.
* Saint Valentine starts to feel the pinch
* But Mrs Valentine is still doing okay
Twenty-two per cent […]

ING for a penny…ING for a pound

ING for a penny…ING for a pound
Comment on ING’s new offers to its ex-Kaupthing savings customers
* Kaupthing savers weigh up ING’s six-month bonus offer
Kevin Mountford, head of banking at moneysupermarket.com, said: “The majority of personal savers with failed Icelandic banks survived a big scare last year. Dutch giant ING came to […]

Virgin Mobile joins the sub-£10 tariff club

Virgin Mobile joins the sub-£10 tariff club
Virgin Mobile has joined the ’sub-£10 mobile tariff club’ offering customers’ a tariff for £8.50 per month, giving low users greater choice for a deal that suits their needs.
James Parker, mobile manager at moneysupermarket.com, said: “At a time when households are looking at ways to save money or keep […]

PM’s 25-year fixation leaves borrowers counting the cost

PM’s 25-year fixation leaves borrowers counting the cost
Borrowers swept up by Gordon Brown’s constant championing of 25-year fixed mortgages may now be considering paying a charge of around £3,000 to get out of the mortgages - a sure sign the product was unsuitable in the first place.
* Long-term mortgage holders […]

Flooding and further snowfall - Brits urged to remain on alert

Flooding and further snowfall - Brits urged to remain on alert
As Britain faces a second week of adverse weather conditions, many regions are now threatened by flood risk alongside others expecting further snowfall; price comparison site moneysupermarket.com urges Brits at risk to remain alert.
UK flooding
Londoners, the Welsh, and those in the south west and south […]