Libraries NI has announced its commitment to a scams protection initiative, designed to empower adults learning computer and internet skills for the first time to stay safe from scams and know how to report them.
As consumers in Northern Ireland continue to do more online shopping due to the impact of COVID-19, the Consumer Council has compiled some top tips to help them avoid becoming victims of parcel delivery scams.
The Consumer Council is urging AIB customers to review their banking needs ahead of the upcoming closure of several local branches later this year. Eight of AIB’s 15 branches are due to close on 12 November 2021.
The Consumer Council is urging Danske Bank customers to review their banking needs ahead of the upcoming closure of four local branches later this year. The branches in Ballygawley, Mallusk, Hillsborough and University Road in Belfast are due to close 22 October 2021.
SSE Airtricity has today (Friday 2 July 2021) announced it will be increasing electricity prices by 9.7% from 1st August 2021. This will see the typical SSE Airtricity customer needing to find up to an extra £58 per year.
Electric Ireland will increase its electricity prices by 10.2% from 1 August 2021. This is the second increase announced by Electric Ireland this year. The typical Electric Ireland customer will see their bill rise by around £60 per year.
From 1 July 2021 Metro & Ulsterbus passengers will no longer receive a 5% discount for purchasing 40 journeys on their Smartlink Multi Journey Cards. In addition, journeys they do buy will only be valid for 6 months rather than the current 12 months.
The Consumer Council has provided airline passengers with information about their rights in the event of flight cancellations, following the announcement that Aer Lingus has cancelled several flights from Belfast City Airport.
Budget Energy will increase electricity prices by 14.9% from 2 July 2021 for all variable rate customers. The typical Budget Energy customer with a credit meter will see their bill rise by around £93 per year, while customers with a keypad (PAYG) meter will see a yearly increase of about £92 per year.