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Could you save £1000s by remortgaging?

According to recent figures from the British Banker’s Association, the number of people remortgaging has significantly dropped since last year. During the 12 months to June 2014 there were 12% fewer remortgages approvals compared with the year before ... [Published Which? - 6 hours ago]
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Top five reasons people choose to get a credit card

Credit card providers are constantly extending the longest deals in a bid to get new customers. We examine which deals are the most popular and why.In May, we launched the Which? Money Compare credit card comparison tables to let consumers search all ... [Published Which? - 6 hours ago]
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Only £12 cut for consumers as energy profits rise

Energy supplier profits have doubled in the space of 12 monthsIt was announced yesterday that consumers could expect an average of £12 to be knocked off their electricity bills, thanks to new price controls enforced by Ofgem.Although this is good news, ... [Published Which? - 11 hours ago]
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£50,000 fine for company making nuisance calls

A £50,000 fine has been handed out to digital marketing company Reactiv Media for making unsolicited marketing calls to people who had registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued the fine after ... [Published Which? - 11 hours ago]
Entities: Spam, Marketing, Ofcom
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Does Nutribullet make great smoothies?

The Nutribullet has an extractor blade for fruit and veg, and a milling blade for ice and nutsThe Nutribullet 600 nutrient extractor makes ambitious nutritional claims, but we wanted to know if it is great at whizzing up fruit and veg, because no-one ... [Published Which? - 23 hours ago]
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Top 10 airport frustrations revealed

Summer holidays are fantastic, but the recent problems in UK airports are a reminder that summer can also be a frustrating time for holiday makers.The recent baggage reclaim problems at Gatwick airport and this week's passport worker strikes are just ... [Published Which? - 23 hours ago]
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Cash Isa deals of the week 31 July 2014

Which? Money provides our weekly look at the best deals out there to help you invest your new cash Isa allowance for 2014/15.Cash Isa allowance for 2014/15The overall annual limit for a tax-free Isa increased to £15,000 on 1 July. This limit for new Isas, ... [Published Which? - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Which? Money podcast: sneaky fees and could investors be overpaying

Consumers frustrated by sneaky fees and chargesWhich? research has found that two thirds of people who have paid a financial fee in the past year think companies make charges more complicated than they need to be.We've launched a campaign calling for ... [Published Which? - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Are annuities really dead?

The greater flexibility announced by George Osborne seemed to sound the death knell for annuities. But have we been too hasty to write off annuities and can they still form a part of our planning?Annuities in the new worldAn annuity guarantees you a retirement ... [Published Which? - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Carpet cleaner glossary

Carpet cleaners come in lots of different shapes and sizesYour carpet cleaner may come with a 2-in-1 tank, a water heater, or both. When you’re in the shops, the first decision you’ll want to make is between a multi-function cleaner and a carpet washer ... [Published Which? - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Trading Standards: beware new copycat website tricks

The problem of copycat websites has been in sharp focus over the last month thanks to the work done by Which?, the Government Digital Service and National Trading Standards.It’s certainly the case that more of us are aware of the issue than before, as ... [Published Which? - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Which? finds the remedy for muddy carpets

We tested 16 carpet stain removers alongside home remedies. Soapy water shifted wet and dried-in mud better than any carpet stain remover on test.Our carpet stain removers test included products from Vanish, 1001, Dr Beckmann, RugDoctor, Dyson, Bissell, ... [Published Which? - Jul 30 2014]

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Executive director Richard Lloyd said: "Ofgem reports that supplier profit margins are set to double, while energy costs continue to be the top consumer concern. Energy companies must do everything they can to pass on any savings to their customers including falling wholesale and network costs. That's why we need the competition authority to establish whether the price we pay for our energy is fair."
"Choosing an unreliable car could cost you time and money."
Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said: "Consumers are fed up with being hit with unexpected, additional costs for financial products that lead to them paying more than they bargained for. These fees can be hard to avoid, and people often don't know what they're really paying for."
Richard Lloyd, Which? executive director said: "We need to see more transparency from the energy companies on the impact of energy efficiency schemes on consumers’ bills."

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£50,000 fine for company making nuisance calls [Published Which? - 11 hours ago]
Cash Isa deals of the week 31 July 2014 [Published Which? - 23 hours ago]
Top 10 airport frustrations revealed [Published Which? - 23 hours ago]
Does Nutribullet make great smoothies? [Published Which? - 23 hours ago]
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