We don’t even like to switch utility providers much, even though statistics show that consumers, according to The Commission for Regulation of Utilities [CRU], who switched or renegotiated every year for the last four years could have saved €704 on gas, €1,097 on electricity or €1,696 on their dual fuel costs.
The CRU, data goes on to suggest that hundreds of thousands of consumers continue to miss out on potential savings
Perhaps we need to adapt something of the attitude we take when we book airline travel. We are instinctively drawn to that bargain price, aren’t we?
In recent times new mortgage lenders have entered the market – so now is a good time to shop around.
The new arrivals offer very competitive rates and don’t have the legacy issues of some of the big 5.
Not only are the new entrants competitive they offer greater flexibilty.
One, for instance, offers an option to take a three-month break in payments, up to three times throughout the mortgage term.