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Jackson Hull

GoCompare partners with Money Dashboard to strengthen ‘Machine Learning for Fintech’ – a community-driven machine learning initiative for fintechs

Today (6th December 2018), at the Global Open Banking Summit, GoCompare has announced a strategic partnership with Edinburgh-based Money Dashboard as part of its fintech community development project, Machine Learning for Fintech (ML4Fintech)

 

Shoppers

LOST Christmas: 6.7 million* Brits lose out on gift cards

GoCompare Money urges shoppers to check expiry dates on any gift cards received this Christmas and use them as soon as possible

Christmas Spending

£20bn festive bill - UK households will spend an average of £719 celebrating Christmas

One in ten will put the whole cost of Christmas on their credit card

GoFurther Candidates

First students start GoCompare’s flagship degree-apprenticeship programme

Local students will receive a job and a coveted degree with no student fee debt

Traffic

Gaining traction? A quarter of drivers call for dash cams to be compulsory

  • 25% of people think dashboard cameras should compulsory in cars;
  • Nearly a third (32%) think dash cams should be a standard fitting in all new cars;
  • GoCompare warns drivers to look beyond the dash cam discount from insurers and check the policy small print.
Thermostat

Government’s energy price cap will keep four million households on a bad deal

Energy auto-switching service weflip reminds people that the cap is neither a guarantee or a good deal

Shoppers

UK households planning £4.5 billion* spending spree in Black Friday sales

  • Households intend to spend on average £165 in this year’s sales – a 53% increase on 2017’s planned spend;
  • Clothing and accessories, toys and games and small electrical items top list of sought-after sales items;
  • Mobile shopping boom – the number of people shopping on their smartphones will double this Black Friday (17% compared to 9% in 2017);
Christmas Spending

Shoppers urged to get their Christmas credit cards now as applications enter peak week

0% purchase cards offer up to 30 months interest free shopping

Switch

Energy companies owe customers £1.17bn* in overpaid bills

  • Over half (51%) of UK households are owed money by their energy provider in overpaid bills;
  • Average overpayment is £84.80;
  • Only 12% of customers in credit with their energy provider have asked for a refund;
  • weflip shares tips on how customers can help ensure they receive more accurate bills and avoid future overpayments.
EPC fuel bills

Government’s energy price cap will keep four million households on a bad deal

Energy auto-switching service weflip reminds people that the cap is neither a guarantee or a good deal

Row of houses

Five ways to ensure a successful home insurance claim

GoCompare offers tips on how to avoid joining the 1 in 6 who have had household insurance claims rejected

Energy Saving

A price cap will act as an inertia comfort blanket for millions

weflip comments on announced January price cap