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Join the current account switch revolution

According to the latest figures from the Payments Council, 609,300 people switched their current account in the six months to 31 March using its Current Account Switch Service which launched on September 16. That's 14% up on the number of people (532,500) who switched current accounts during the same period last year before the service had been implemented. Read More

Mark Hooson, 11 April 2014

 
 

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  • Join the current account switch revolution

    According to the latest figures from the Payments Council, 609,300 people switched their current account in the six months to 31 March using its Current Account Switch Se... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 11 April 2014

  • Focus on: Earn 5.65% on your savings and get £50 cashback!

    Headlines like the one at the top of this page may confuse savers who've spent the last few years scrapping to get returns of 2.00% on their cash. But you are not mistake... Read more

    Laura Howard - Content Editor, Money and Lifestyle

    Updated: 10 April 2014

  • Your best credit card

    Around 30million people in the UK - that's almost half the population - hold at least one credit card, according to financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 10 April 2014

  • Early bird ISAs

    The new tax year has only just begun, but ISA providers are already battling to tempt savers to sign up to their accounts.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 09 April 2014

  • 5 sensible plans for your savings

    Having plenty of cash stashed in a standard savings account might be a comfort psychologically - but with interest rates still so low, it doesn't always make the best sen... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 09 April 2014

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  • Focus On: New! Earn 5.00% on your current account

    Want to earn a whopping 5.00% on your in-credit current account balance? Switch to TSB Bank's new Plus account - which launches in branches today - and you can. What's mo... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 31 March 2014

  • Final call for ISAs!

    You literally have a matter of days left to use up your ISA allowance for this tax year which ends on April 5, or it'll be lost forever.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 26 March 2014

  • Why 'fronting' for your child could cost you dear

    If your children have reached the age when they've started driving, you'll know only too well how expensive car insurance for young motorists can be. And, as a parent, yo... Read more

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    Updated: 11 March 2014

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  • Your best credit card

    Around 30million people in the UK - that's almost half the population - hold at least one credit card, according to financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 10 April 2014

  • Focus on: Earn 5.65% on your savings and get £50 cashback!

    Headlines like the one at the top of this page may confuse savers who've spent the last few years scrapping to get returns of 2.00% on their cash. But you are not mistake... Read more

    Laura Howard - Content Editor, Money and Lifestyle

    Updated: 10 April 2014

  • Post office details Help to Buy mortgages

    The Post Office has announced details of its new Help to Buy mortgages, allowing homebuyers to bag the property they want with just a 5% deposit.... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 08 April 2014

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Mobile phones news

  • Hands-on with new Samsung Galaxy S5

    Another year, another Galaxy handset from Samsung.

    This year it's the S5. But while there are updates all around to last year's S4, that 'S' is beginning to look more... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 14 April 2014

  • Europe scraps mobile roaming charges

    Calling your mum from Majorca could soon cost the same as calling your dad from down the road, as European roaming charges took a step closer to abolition today.... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 03 April 2014

  • Network tests rank EE top, Vodafone bottom

    Everything Everywhere (EE) is the UK's fastest and most reliable mobile network, according to an extensive study which also claims Vodafone is the nation's least reliable... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 21 March 2014

  • 'Paym' broadens mobile-to-mobile payments options

    You'll soon be able to send money to any UK mobile phone, regardless of its owner's current account provider and without the need for account numbers or sort codes, with ... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 10 March 2014

  • 5 mobile phones of the future

    Smartphone fans got a glimpse of the very-near future this past week, as the biggest names in the industry gathered in Barcelona to show off their newest handsets.... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 26 February 2014

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Technology news

  • Hands-on with new Samsung Galaxy S5

    Another year, another Galaxy handset from Samsung.

    This year it's the S5. But while there are updates all around to last year's S4, that 'S' is beginning to look more... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 14 April 2014

  • 'Paym' broadens mobile-to-mobile payments options

    You'll soon be able to send money to any UK mobile phone, regardless of its owner's current account provider and without the need for account numbers or sort codes, with ... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 10 March 2014

  • Swoop on falling broadband and mobile prices!

    First, the good news: broadband and mobile phone subscriptions have become significantly cheaper over the last 10 years.... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 30 January 2014

  • 5 ways technology can make your home burglar-proof

    If someone were to break into your home tomorrow while you were out, you could remain blissfully unaware until you got home. In the near future, however, that won't be th... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 15 January 2014

  • Are you ready for the Internet of Things?

    This Christmas, my brother asked for a kettle you can turn on and off with your phone via wifi. At £100 it was pretty expensive for what seems like a novelty, but i... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 13 January 2014

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Travel news

  • 5 ways to make your holiday currency go further

    This year's Easter sunshine breaks are now cheaper than they were 12 months ago - especially if you stay within Europe.... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 03 April 2014

  • Best ways to pay for your summer holiday

    Summer holidays abroad can be cripplingly expensive, particularly if you have a family and have to pay the added premium for jetting off during the school holidays. The g... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 28 February 2014

  • Rail fare hikes capped from 2014

    There's some good news today for hard-pressed commuters who have suffered year-on-year rail fare hikes. The government has announced a cap on the amount fares can go up f... Read more

    Laura Howard - Content Editor, Money and Lifestyle

    Updated: 09 October 2013

  • Paying by card on holiday? Take the right plastic

    A growing number of British holidaymakers are choosing to pay by plastic when they're abroad, according to new research, primarily because it's convenient.... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 28 June 2013

  • EU clamps down on mobile roaming charges

    Using your mobile phone while in Europe will be cheaper from July 1, following changes to the law regarding roaming charges.... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 26 June 2013

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Christmas shopping news

  • Top 10 tips to survive Christmas

    'Tis the season of goodwill and, while many of us will be looking forward to the festivities, others will already be counting down the hours until the last turkey sandwic... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 12 December 2013

  • Where to stash your Christmas bonus

    Hurrah! It's always nice seeing your Christmas bonus hit your bank account. And according to a recent poll we ran here at MoneySuperMarket, more than half (57%) of you wh... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 12 December 2013

  • 6 ways to get through Christmas debt-free

    UK shoppers are set to spend a whopping £40.3billion in the run-up to Christmas, while a recent survey from the Money Advice Service has found that 34% of us expect... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 06 December 2013

  • Gift cards: Your rights Q&A

    A gift card can be the ideal Christmas present solution for those hard-to-buy-for friends or family, but make sure you swot up on your rights first - as no one wants to b... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 04 December 2013

  • Our favourite childhood toys

    After visiting Dream Toys 2013 we all know what will be featuring on kids' Christmas lists this year. Alongside some pieces of up-to-date tech there are old classics such... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 04 December 2013

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Insurance news

  • Why pet insurance could save you £££s

    The cost of pet insurance claims is on the up, yet still only a small minority of pet owners are buying cover to protect their furry friends, says new research.... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 15 April 2014

  • Insurance premiums fall to 4-year low

    Car and home insurance premiums are at a four-year low, according to new MoneySuperMarket research, which means your next renewal could be cheaper than last time.... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 14 April 2014

  • Don't forget travel insurance this Easter!

    Sun cream, swimming costume, passport... Another thing you should never jet off on an Easter break without is travel insurance.... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 07 April 2014

  • Will winter flooding force up your home insurance premium?

    This winter's storms and floods are estimated to cost insurers more than £1billion in claims, which begs the question of whether or not the cost will be passed on t... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 28 March 2014

  • Mums are worth their weight in gold!

    It's Mother's Day on March 30 - a great time to thank Mums for all the work they do for the family throughout the year.... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 21 March 2014

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Gas & electricity news

  • Ofgem raps British Gas business arm

    The part of British Gas which serves businesses has now been ordered to pay out a total of £5.6million in fines and compensation, after the regulator found it had b... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 11 April 2014

  • Grab a new, cheaper energy deal!

    You might not have touched your thermostat or even thought about your energy bills in weeks, but now is actually a really good time to lower your bills - particularly as ... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 10 April 2014

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    Ovo, an energy provider outside the 'Big Six' firms which supply over 90% of the UK's domestic energy, has thrown down the gauntlet to its rivals with its new Cheapest En... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 10 April 2014

  • Watchdog fights for energy consumers

    Hard-pressed energy consumers will watch with keen interest as the 'Big Six' energy providers undergo two years of severe scrutiny by the Competition and Markets Authorit... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 27 March 2014

  • Did you know energy bills are changing?

    Ever been baffled by your energy bill? You're certainly not alone! ... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 27 March 2014

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What's happened to interest rates?

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    The Chancellor, George Osborne, delivers his 2014 Budget speech on Wednesday, March 19 - but how will its contents affect you? Here at our dedicated Budget page, you can ... Read more

    Updated: 19 March 2014

  • Low interest rates: Winners and losers

    It is now been five years since the Bank of England first cut the Bank of England base rate to a record low of 0.5%, but who's benefited and who's lost out over this peri... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 06 March 2014

  • When will interest rates rise?

    Last year, the Bank of England said interest rates would only start to rise if unemployment sank to 7%, something it did not expect to happen before 2016. However, the un... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 30 January 2014

  • Focus on: Earn 1.75% on savings of just £1

    Kick-starting the savings habit is tough when savings rates are low and the cost of living is climbing.

    But Indian bank ICICI has launched an online-only easy access s... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 25 July 2013

  • What is quantitative easing?

    Despite the economy having grown by just 0.1% in the second quarter of the year, the Bank of England has chosen to keep the base rate on hold at 0.5% again.... Read more

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Shopping & voucher news

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    The cost of putting food on the table has been going up and up, putting further pressure on household budgets which are already stretched to the max. ... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 20 March 2014

  • Top 20 money-wasters

    Who can honestly say they spend every single penny wisely? Whether it's to save time, or simply because we've not done our homework, most of us waste money occasionally. ... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 20 February 2014

  • January sales survival guide

    If you found all that Christmas shopping stressful, then hitting the January sales might just tip you over the edge - unless you go prepared.... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 02 January 2014

  • Returning unwanted gifts? Your rights

    An estimated £2.1billion worth of unwanted gifts were handed out over Christmas - that's a lot of ill-fitting jumpers and strange-smelling perfume. So there's a goo... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 30 December 2013

  • Top 10 tips to survive Christmas

    'Tis the season of goodwill and, while many of us will be looking forward to the festivities, others will already be counting down the hours until the last turkey sandwic... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 12 December 2013

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Motoring news

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    If your children have reached the age when they've started driving, you'll know only too well how expensive car insurance for young motorists can be. And, as a parent, yo... Read more

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    Updated: 11 March 2014

  • Kids left home? It's time to choose a new car

    Finding yourself with an empty nest can be a shock to the system - once the children have left the house, there are many changes to take on board. And that includes the c... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

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  • Back to basics: Everything you need to know about car breakdown cover

    There is little in life less pleasant than being stranded with at the edge of a motorway with a young family on a cold, wet day - although getting stuck on a remote road ... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

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  • What does the Autumn Statement mean for you?

    The Chancellor's Autumn Statement was chock-full of cheery statistics about the performance of the economy - but hard-pressed consumers across the land will be trying to ... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 05 December 2013

  • Whiplash crackdown key to cutting car costs

    The government has announced a package of measures aimed at driving down motoring costs - with a crackdown on whiplash claims at the centre of the plans.... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 23 October 2013

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