Responding to the Energy and Climate Information Unit’s report on the profits of electricity distribution network companies, Citizen Advice has said Energy network companies “making billions in excess profits at the expense of consumers”. Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice said “Electricity distribution companies are making billions more than expected by Ofgem at the expense…

Consumers won’t pay off their Christmas debt until April, according to research by Piggybank. Hefty spends on gifts, food, drink and more means the typical adult won’t clear their festive spends until 14 weeks into 2018. On average those polled borrowed £398.19 either through loans or credit cards to cover Yuletide and everything which comes…

The increasing cost of living and the impact of Brexit top the Nation’s main financial concerns for 2018, according to new research from GoCompare. The research found that 40% of people think that 2018 will be a financially challenging year, with 12% admitting to being ‘seriously worried about their finances’ in the year ahead. The…

An estimated 7.9 million people are expecting to fall behind with their finances this January as a result of Christmas costs, according to new research by the Money Advice Trust. The charity has joined with the Association of British Credit Unions (ABCUL) to issue a call for households to ‘make a plan’ for next Christmas.…

Citizens Advice is urging people to do their homework before signing up to any fitness memberships this new year, to make sure they don’t end up out of pocket. As many people seek to turn over a healthy new leaf in 2018 the charity is sharing its top tips to make sure signing up for…

New research from uSwitch.com has indicated that one in four consumers will carry an average credit card debt of £452 into this year. Despite the cost of living reaching a five year high in 2017, the British public has not held back on their Christmas spending, with almost £8.5 billion being spent on plastic this…

As 2018 fast approaches, new data from MoneySuperMarket reveals that the average Brit will see in the New Year with over two thousand pounds (£2,172) of debt hanging over their heads. Despite 55 percent of Brits feeling confident that they will stay within budget this Christmas, the leading price comparison website reveals that eight in 10 would…

Ofgem had published a new league table comparing standard variable tariffs. Responding to the new league table, which ranks the ten largest suppliers according to how many customers are on poor value standard variable tariffs, Citizens Advice Chief Executive Gillian Guy said “Poor value default tariffs are ripping off loyal consumers and costing people up to…

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