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First Direct is an independent division of HSBC which operates as a telephone and internet based retail bank. Over the years the bank has grown in popularity as it offered cash incentives to new customers and they have an excellent customer satisfaction record. Most recently the company stopped giving cash but now has a range of rewards instead. According to FreePriceCompare below are the best rewards: Bose On-ear wireless headphones £150 Expedia Voucher valid on holiday packages, flights and hotels. Fitbit Charge 2 Special Edition Bose Soundsport wireless headphones Amazon Echo Spot Polaroid OneStep 2 i-Type Camera Blue Mountain training online courses on photography or graphic design or cooking Alongside the switching perks, the bank account charges 0% interest on £250 of over draft and gives 5 per cent linked regular savings. Please note you do need to deposit £1000 a month into the account; else pay £10 per month. […]

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Cheapest time to book easy jet flights Like many other airlines, easy jet changes prices dynamically meaning the price for its seats fluctuates with demand, meaning the seats are at the cheapest level on the day of the release. Easy jet releases new tickets to the market, 5 times in the year and on those special release days; tickets are typically available from 6am onwards. However, once other passengers get wind of the cheap deals, the prices start to increase rapidly to account for the increase in demand.   FreePriceCompare recommends waking up early on the day of the release to bag the cheapest tickets available. Whilst prices can still go lower, buying tickets early on the actual release day would usually get you a good deal. For more travel hints and tips or to compare flight costs visit https://freepricecompare.com/flights/ Our handy travel tool is intuitive to use and it gives […]

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Prices for flights and hotels soar during the summer holiday period, but there are a few steps you can take to try and get the best possible price. All together it is cheaper to take holidays outside the school holiday period but in the UK, bunking school can lead to massive fines so it is best avoided. Find cheap booking dates In some instances, your school term dates may differ from everyone else’s. This could be due to various reasons such as school construction, local council choosing different dates or even due to inset days. Whatever the reason, utilize this opportunity wisely by heading out to your holiday earlier than everyone else and coming back earlier too. How to find cheap booking dates You can check the term dates for your children’s school by contacting the school directly or by using the Gov.uk term time checker. Then do a general […]

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Refund on power of attorney registration fees A power of attorney document, allows you to nominate a relative or a trusted friend to look after your affairs in the event you are mentally not capable. For those who got a POA done between the times of 1st April 2013 and March 31st 2017 in England and Wales, they would have paid £110 for the service. This is more than what it should have cost and hence you are owed a £54 refund and a 0.5% per annum interest. To make a claim, go to www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund or alternatively contact the Office of the Public Guardians on 0300 456 0300 and select option 6. The whole process is quite simple but you will need bank details of the person who it was set up for and the name of one of the attorneys. Marriage and Civil partnership tax allowance A few years […]

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With the increase in temperatures in the spring season, customers are taking their eye off the home energy bills which is ideal for energy suppliers as they are increasing prices. Most recently Npower announced a price increase of 5.3pc on its dual fuel tariff affecting its 1 million customers. Prior to that, EDF announced a price increase of 2.7pc and British Gas kicked off the price increase announcements by increasing the cost of its standard tariff by 5.5 per cent. Also, technically speaking, EON have not followed suit as their unit charge is still the same but the company has removed its dual fuel discounts and increased its standing charge making it more expensive for its customer too. In essence at the time of writing, 4 companies have increased their prices this spring and if history is to go by, other energy companies will follow suit. What can customers do? […]

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The Domestic Gas and Electricity Bill compel the energy regulator Ofgem to implement an energy price cap on energy suppliers. The cap is imposed on the energy companies’ Standard Variable Tariff which currently has around 11 million customers in the UK. Currently the cap is to be imposed until the year 2020 but the government does have the option to extend till 2023. According to UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, the cap will “force energy companies to change their ways”. A 2016 report found that customer were over paying by £1.4bn a year by sticking with the energy supplier’s standard variable tariff (SVT). The prime minister added, “It’s often older people or those on low incomes who are stuck on rip-off energy tariffs, so we are introducing legislation to force energy companies to change their ways. “Our energy price cap will cut bills for millions of families. This is another […]

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Npower hikes home energy prices affecting a million customers Following the trend laid out by EDF and British Gas, Npower has increased its dual fuel energy prices by 5.3pc. The rise has been blamed on the increase in wholesale energy and policy costs. Coming hard on energy suppliers, Ofgem has got through new legislation which will allow it to cap the standard variable tariffs which is currently utilized by 11 million customers. Npower Spokesman said, “Announcing this price change today isn’t a decision we’ve taken lightly” “The costs all large and medium energy suppliers are facing – particularly wholesale and policy costs which are largely outside our control – have unfortunately been on the rise for some time and we need to reflect these in our prices.” Please note, to help customers, the company is freezing prices for fixed-term customers until June 2022. Prior to the announcement by Npower, British […]

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