Monday, 10 December 2012

St Albans Citizens Advice Bureau

Elizabeth Crampton from the Citizens Advice Bureau was our guest tonight on West Herts Drivetime, Elizabeth covered the following topics;

Price Comparison Web Sites
With another energy company raising tariffs today, it seems we have never been more in need of price comparison sites to find the best deal. The Office of Fair Trading have published a report about how to make best use of these sites, full details can be found at www.oft.gov.uk.Three reccomended comparison sites to visit are www.moneyadvice.org.uk for insurance comparisons, www.ofcom.org.uk for your phone and broadband quotes and www.consumerfocus.org.uk.

Loans
Pay day loans are an area to be wary of, a new good practice customer charter has been brought in by four main trade associations, setting out what we can expect from pay day lenders. Find the advice and fill in a survey about loans at www.adviceguide.org.uk.

Green Deal
With the temperature dropping we are finding ourselves cranking the heating up at home, unfortunately, to stay warm the energy bills inevitably suffer. In October the Government launched the Green Deal scheme, aiming at making homes more energy efficient. You can find out how a loan from the Government will make your home warmer at www.adviceguide.org.uk.


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