Energy bills now and in 2023 | recession proof your money and save £250
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The cost of our energy bills now and in the future continues to be a cause for concern and in this email you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest announcements and the support your energy firm can provide. There are also top tips to recession proof your finances, an important scam warning and up to £250 in broadband savings to be had. Plus you can get two tickets, worth £36, to the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show without paying a penny.
In response to rising energy prices, a campaign group called Don’t Pay UK is urging households to refuse to pay their energy bills. Is it a good idea? We’ve asked the experts. The Money Edit explains what happens if you don’t pay your energy bill
An economic downturn can make life harder for all of us. Whether you’re trying to feed a family, reducing your debt or planning for retirement – here are five straightforward steps you can take today to recession-proof your finances. The Money Edit’s guide to recession proof your household finances
Borrowing could get more expensive after the Bank of England hiked the base rate. If you’re already thinking about getting a loan to pay for a big, planned upcoming expense, rates are low right now and there’s a risk they could go up. We’ll take you through the best ways to find one, but don’t borrow on a whim as you can get burnt. Only do it for something you need, ensure it’s affordable and pay it back as quickly as possible.
We’ve listed some of the best rates below but first use the eligibility checker from our friends at GoCompare. With it, you input basic details and it checks your chances of getting accepted before you apply and doesn’t impact your credit score.
Here are some of the cheapest personal loan rates right now (links go via the eligibility checker).
The Bank of England hiking the base rate isn’t all bad news, savings accounts are slowly becoming more and more competitive. We’re regularly scouring the market and updating our website with the best savings rates The Money Edit reveals the best savings accounts
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