The base rate is almost certainly set for a hefty hike this week so we start with an important mortgage warning for anyone coming to the end of their term or on a variable rate. That aside you can use our guide to insulation grants to save a lot of money on your energy bill, bag a cheap as chips SIM-only mobile deal and save on your next hotel booking with some top money-saving secrets.
Home insulation grants can help you afford loft and cavity wall insulation which could save up to £1,060 per year on your energy bill. We detail what financial support is available and how you can do it yourself. The Money Edit explains where you can get help paying for home insulation.
Research published by Citizens Advice earlier this summer found around 1.5 million people in the UK are not switching at the end of their mobile phone contract and overpaying.
If you’re out of contract and happy with your handset, switching to a SIM-only deal can bag you big savings on your monthly outgoings – putting money back in your pocket instead of your mobile networks bank account.
Our friends at Go.Compare have shared some of the best SIM-only mobile phone deals they have found in these categories. All links take you to the provider.
How the Energy Price Guarantee works, what it means for your monthly bills and how it could all be paid for. We answer your questions and more about the Energy Price Guarantee. The Money Edit answers your questions about the energy price guarantee
Do you have questions about how the Energy Price Guarantee will work?
There are good reasons why the cost of a night in a hotel can be higher right now – the price of energy, loss of business due to the pandemic and increasing demand – to name a few. But you can use these tips too to make big savings on your next hotel booking. The Money Edit reveals how to beat the system and bag a cheap hotel deal
Ponzi schemes are still worryingly common – even in this day and age, but what Charles Ponzi got up to in the 1920’s to give a scam his name? We can help you stay one step ahead of the con-artists. The Money Edit explains what a ponzi scheme is and how to spot the scam
Make direct savings with over 250 exhibitors at the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show, ExCeL, which you won’t see on the high street. Tired of stalling on your home project due to finances, you can take a seat in our seminars and masterclasses to find out how to properly fund your project and have a one-on-one chat with our experts for free advice and money saving tips.
Also new to the show, Home Energy Academy, speak to an expert on how you can make the most of the energy in your home. Save money on your bills and reduce your carbon footprint with our free advice.
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
If you have received a text or an email asking you to pay for Look After My Bills it is a scam and unfortunately we have no control over or the individuals or organisation operating the scam. If you have received a scam message we strongly recommend that you take the following steps:
Forward the suspicious text to your network provider for free to 7726. If you forward a text to 7726, your provider can investigate the origin of the text and arrange to block or ban the sender, if it’s found to be malicious;
Take a screenshot or screen recording of the text message and send it to the National Cyber Security Centre at [email protected];
If you’ve lost money as a result of responding to a suspicious text message: (i) Report to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/contact-us; and (ii) report the fraud to your bank who may be able to recover some of the funds that they released on your behalf; and
Review your social media account settings to ensure that your contact details are not openly available to view.