2008 January news archive


01 February

SSE's customer figures grow

One of the UK's leading energy suppliers has announced that its customer base has increased by 650,000 in the nine months to the end of 2007.

01 February

Energy providers 'not delivering on complaint handling'

Energy providers 'not delivering on complaint handling'

01 February

Insurance company offers cold weather advice for motorists

Insurance company offers cold weather advice for motorists

31 January

'Million of Brits borrow money in secret'

'Million of Brits borrow money in secret'

30 January

Shopping around for the best deal can improve Brits' "financial fitness"

Shopping around for the best deal can improve Brits' "financial fitness"

29 January

Energy supplier completes acquisition

Energy supplier completes acquisition

29 January

Insurance provider warns consumers over renovations

Insurance provider warns consumers over renovations

28 January

Buildings and contents insurance 'equally important'

Buildings and contents insurance 'equally important'

28 January

Rising levels of debt and disconnections "a great concern"

Rising levels of debt and disconnections "a great concern"

25 January

Customers 'must assess needs for travel insurance'

Customers 'must assess needs for travel insurance'

25 January

Parents urged to open a pension alongside CTF

Parents urged to open a pension alongside CTF

25 January

Regulator criticises npower over disconnections

Regulator criticises npower over disconnections

24 January

One in five 'do not read terms' of insurance policies

One in five 'do not read terms' of insurance policies

24 January

Energy suppliers to release meeting details

Energy suppliers to release meeting details

24 January

Consumers urged to be proactive with finances

Consumers urged to be proactive with finances

23 January

Start of the year 'the best time to review finances'

Start of the year 'the best time to review finances'

23 January

Time of cheap energy 'is over'

Time of cheap energy 'is over'

23 January

One in five homeowners 'do not have buildings insurance'

One in five homeowners 'do not have buildings insurance'

22 January

Abbey: 5m homeowners not on best mortgage

Abbey: 5m homeowners not on best mortgage

22 January

Nine million people 'have no pension'

Nine million people 'have no pension'

22 January

SSE announces plans to hold prices

SSE announces plans to hold prices

21 January

British Gas increases tariffs

British Gas increases tariffs

21 January

Consumers must make 'informed choice' on insurance

Consumers must make 'informed choice' on insurance

21 January

Retirement planners urged to assess options

Retirement planners urged to assess options

18 January

Brits 'value financial security over home comforts'

Brits 'value financial security over home comforts'

18 January

AA warns drivers to insure for 'all eventualities'

AA warns drivers to insure for 'all eventualities'

18 January

Energy supplier acquires heating services company

Energy supplier acquires heating services company

17 January

Regulator moves to reassure energy customers over prices

Regulator moves to reassure energy customers over prices

17 January

Green mortgages 'still a niche'

Green mortgages 'still a niche'

17 January

Taking time to consider mortgage offers 'could save £3,000'

Taking time to consider mortgage offers 'could save £3,000'

16 January

Green mortgage market 'growing'

Green mortgage market 'growing'

16 January

Energy suppliers' fuel poverty assistance 'falls short'

Energy suppliers' fuel poverty assistance 'falls short'

16 January

EDF Energy 'regrets' decision to increase prices

EDF Energy 'regrets' decision to increase prices

15 January

Pet insurance 'very important' for animal lovers

Pet insurance 'very important' for animal lovers

15 January

Consumers 'waking up' to switching insurance providers

Consumers 'waking up' to switching insurance providers

15 January

British Gas owner invests in new boiler technology

British Gas owner invests in new boiler technology

14 January

Insurance provider urges pet owners to get cover

Insurance provider urges pet owners to get cover

14 January

Nine out of ten businesses 'paying too much on utility bills'

Nine out of ten businesses 'paying too much on utility bills'

14 January

British energy market 'one of the most competitive in Europe'

British energy market 'one of the most competitive in Europe'

11 January

Growing number of people 'reliant on credit'

Growing number of people 'reliant on credit'

11 January

Energy supplier welcomes nuclear power decision

Energy supplier welcomes nuclear power decision

11 January

Self-certification mortgage market 'still strong'

Self-certification mortgage market 'still strong'

10 January

Borrowers urged to 'take care' when choosing loans

Borrowers urged to 'take care' when choosing loans

10 January

People 'do not read small print' when buying financial products

People 'do not read small print' when buying financial products

10 January

Energy bill 'must help vulnerable customers'

Energy bill 'must help vulnerable customers'

09 January

Consumers 'confused on pensions priorities'

Consumers 'confused on pensions priorities'

09 January

Buying online 'can bring car insurance costs down by 10%'

Buying online 'can bring car insurance costs down by 10%'

09 January

energywatch: It's easy to switch tariffs

energywatch: It's easy to switch tariffs

08 January

Individuals 'must take responsibility' for pensions

Individuals 'must take responsibility' for pensions

08 January

British Gas launches initiative to help vulnerable customers

British Gas launches initiative to help vulnerable customers

08 January

More homeowners 'taking advantage of lifetime mortgages'

More homeowners 'taking advantage of lifetime mortgages'

07 January

Homeowners 'should compare insurance policies'

Homeowners 'should compare insurance policies'

07 January

Consumers urged to budget in the new year

Consumers urged to budget in the new year

07 January

npower: Higher energy prices are 'a fact of life'

npower: Higher energy prices are 'a fact of life'

04 January

HSBC offers 'cheapest mortgage in the UK'

HSBC offers 'cheapest mortgage in the UK'

04 January

Travel insurance 'not just about cancelled flights'

Travel insurance 'not just about cancelled flights'

04 January

Energy provider 'to announce price increases'

Energy provider 'to announce price increases'

03 January

Credit card rates 'to creep up' in 2008

Credit card rates 'to creep up' in 2008

03 January

Climate change body launches action plan for business energy users

Climate change body launches action plan for business energy users

03 January

Consumers urged to review finances

Consumers urged to review finances

02 January

Energy minister encourages households to take up 'green grants'

Energy minister encourages households to take up 'green grants'

02 January

Brits urged to inform insurer when driving outside the EU

Brits urged to inform insurer when driving outside the EU

02 January

Green issues 'increasingly important' for energy customers

Green issues 'increasingly important' for energy customers