The Consumer Council welcomes today’s announcement by SSE Airtricity of a 7.8 per cent price reduction for its 127,000 gas customers in the Greater Belfast area and an 8 per cent price reduction for its 170,000 electricity customers across Northern Ireland.
The Consumer Council and NICVA have welcomed the release of the final report of the CMA’s payday lending market investigation. The findings highlight a worrying lack of competition in the payday loan market and confirm the difficulties consumers face in comparing and choosing payday loan products.
The Consumer Council has welcomed today’s announcement by Power NI to decrease its domestic tariffs by 9.2 per cent from 01 April 2015.
Welcoming the price reduction announcement by Budget Energy Ltd, Aodhan O ‘Donnell, interim chief executive of The Consumer Council said “We had recently written to all electricity companies asking them to review their prices on the back of wholesale energy price reductions. Budget Energy’s 60,000 customers will welcome their decision to reduce all current domestic tariffs by 5%. This reduction gives a typical Budget customer an annual saving of £32.”
The Consumer Council is calling on Translink to be clear on the actual level of fare increases passengers will face when the recently announced increases come into effect on Monday 16th February.
The Consumer Council says ‘Bank yourself a better deal’ as it launches week three of its ‘Be Wise with Money Campaign’. If you are a bank customer who is fed up with poor customer service or low interest rates then make 2015 the year you switch bank accounts.
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