Be careful switching energy providers, consumers told

Those looking to recycle old mobilephones may be interested to hear of one expert's advice for consumers to be careful before switching energy providers.An article on Martin Lewis' MoneySavingExpert.com suggested that it is probably best not to change company immediately as the price cuts that have been taking place over the past few weeks may not be finished yet."As energy providers have a herd mentality,…

Mobile phone networks introducing cheaper tariffs

A number of the UK's leading mobile phone networks have introduced cheaper tariffs in the last few months in an apparent attempt to aid consumers during the credit crunch.According to the Telegraph, 3 and Virgin Mobile have both launched sub-£10 deals in recent weeks, with the latter citing financial pressures as the reasons for its new offering.O2 also has an offer for less than £10,…

Save money on mobile phones ‘by haggling’

One way that consumers can save money on their mobile phones is by haggling with vendors over the deal, it has been suggested.A writer for Fool.co.uk claimed this week that the free gifts which come with a lot of deals these days are often not as good a bargain as they may first appear and negotiation can yield better results."I negotiated a new handset, 600…

Consumer group offers energy saving ideas

Energy expert Robert Hammond of Consumer Focus has offered up advice to consumers looking to save money on their heating bills.Mr Hammond suggested that switching off heating entirely or putting it on too low are not the answer as this can have an effect on people's health.Instead, consumers should consider keeping their houses at a constant temperature - rather than switching the heating off and…