Energy update | £175 to switch | house prices up 15%


We’ve been talking to property experts about what is going on with house prices this week after official government figures revealed a huge spike in July. The government has also confirmed more details about how its Energy Price Guarantee will work and what it means for those on fixed tariffs. Plus money-saving deals on broadband, switching current accounts and the best savings account returns in a decade.
House prices up again, but will they crash by the end of the year?
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House prices shot up by more than 15% in July – but will they crash due to the cost of living crisis, more expensive mortgages and inflation? We explain the latest house price trends, the mortgage deals available and if now is a good time to buy or sell a home.
Check out The Money Edit’s analysis of the latest UK house prices
Should you ditch your fixed energy tariff? More details confirmed
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Government has made it clearer what the new energy price guarantee coming in next month means if you’re on a fixed energy tariff – so we can help you decide if it is time to ditch your fix.
The Money Edit explains whether to ditch your fixed tariff energy deal.
What will happen to coins, notes and stamps after the death of Queen Elizabeth II?
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We’ve all been used to seeing the Queen’s face on our coins, notes and stamps – but following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September, this could all change, we look at what it means for you.
The Money Edit explains what will happen to our coins, banknotes, stamps and passports?
How much does a tumble dryer cost to run?
With energy prices set to remain high for the next two years, find out how much your tumble dryer costs to run and how you can keep running costs as low as possible
Good To Know reveals how much it will cost to run a tumble dryer.
Best fibre broadband deals, perks and packages available this week | Including free broadband until January
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If your broadband deal is coming to an end or if you’re one of 7 million households in the UK out of contract you could be paying less for your internet connection and bag some brilliant perks at the same time.

We’ve found some of the best value fast fibre broadband deals on the market right now thanks to our friends at GoCompare – sorted from cheapest per month to the most expensive over the lifetime of the contract – but bear in mind each deal comes with different perks and speeds that could better fit your needs.

All links take you to the provider’s website where you can check availability of the deal in your area before deciding to go ahead or not.

Shell Energy | 67mb per second | FREE until January 2023 and then £23.99 for 18 months | Plus fuel savings with the Shell Go+ reward scheme*

Vodafone Superfast 2 | 67mb per second | £22 per month | 24 month contract | Existing mobile customers can save even more*

Sky Broadband Superfast | 59mb per second | £23 per month | 18 month contract | Deal ends 19 September*

NOW Broadband Super Fibre + Sky Cinema | 63mb per second | £26.99 per month | 12 month contract*

Virgin Media M100 Fibre Broadband | 108mb per second | £29.99 per month | 18 month contract | 100+ TV channels including sports | Deal ends 18 September*

Don’t pay more than you have without compromising on your connection. Find out more about The Money Edit’s best broadband deals.

*When you sign up via this link, we may earn an affiliate commission from this deal.

£175 switch bonus available from four big banks now | Switch current accounts today
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Get free cash by simply moving current accounts – plus, you can still take advantage of double cashback on your energy bills with one of the best switching offers we’ve seen in a while.
The Money Edit shares the best current account switching deals
Earn 3.52% fix on fixed savings | 1.85% easy access
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Savings rates are at their highest in almost a decade – make sure your money is working for you. We’re regularly scouring the market and updating our website with the best savings rates
The Money Edit reveals the top savings accounts this week

Exclusive extra £25 off hotel bookings over £300 using this Discount Code - only two days left!
Make a tidy saving on your next hotel booking with this exclusive voucher. But be quick, you’ll need to make your booking online by 17 September.
Make great savings on your next hotel booking with this code from My Voucher Codes
Save up to £550 on an award winning memory foam mattress
Thinking about upgrading your mattress? Well, you’re in luck as one of the best memory foam mattress brands on the market, OTTY is currently running its Sleeptember sale, where you can save up to 50% on its premium hybrid mattress range.
Head to T3 to get the lowdown on the OTTY Sleeptember sale
In case you missed it… Get this date in your diary to submit your meter readings and save on your energy bill
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Get the date in your diary to submit your meter readings and avoid paying higher prices for the energy you’ve used before the new price cap comes in.
The Money Edit reveals the date you must submit your meter readings to avoid potentially getting overcharged