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Gas

As five of the big energy providers announce sweeping price hikes, GoCompare encourages homeowners to shop around now

  • Average of more than 9% increase across the board from four of the biggest providers, British Gas, EDF, Npower, E.ON and SSE*
  • These five combined provide energy to nearly two thirds** of UK households
  • Some regions will see around an 11.6% increase on their bills
Electric Charging

March registrations: Joining the EV revolution? Drivers warned to compare premiums to get the best insurance deals

Research finds electric cars DON’T have to cost more to insure than conventional cousins

  • Latest figures* from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show ‘green’ cars outselling diesels for the first time in 2020
  • GoCompare research finds that insurer appetite and pricing for electric models varies widely
  • Shopping around means electric versions of cars are not always more expensive to insure
  • Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) market share increased by over 400% year on year from 1.6% in 2019 to 6.6% of overall UK car market in 2020
  • Around 17% of cars sold in 2020 had some level of electric running capability.
Motorway

Lockdown Loyalty Tax: 60% increase in drivers auto-renewing car insurance

Almost 3 million more motorists auto-renewed policy compared to Feb 2020

  • Drivers auto-renewing could collectively be paying £2.1bn more than they need to.  
  • Warning comes ahead of one of the busiest months for car insurance renewals.
  • New research reveals 24% of motorists allowed their insurer to auto-renew their policy in last 12 months – up from 15%.
  • Drivers who allow their insurance to auto-renew without checking prices could each be out of pocket by up to £277.
Parking

Buying a new car in March? Drivers urged to do their homework

  • Buyers of 21-numberplated cars face a non-traditional sales process.
  • Online research essential for buyers with showrooms shuttered and test drives banned.  
  • Check insurance group for clues on safety, security and repair costs.
  • Shop-around to check insurance costs and see if you can get a better deal.
Dachshund

Pet theft on the rise: GoCompare urges owners check insurance as pet price outstrips average cover

According to GoCompare data, the average price of a pup is now £1,900* but less than half of pet insurers offer more than £1,000 should your dog go missing.

Traffic

Motorists warned of steep rise in policy excesses

As cost of policyholders’ contributions to claims increase by up to 47% - drivers are urged
to consider the total costs of car insurance

  • The average compulsory excess for theft claims has risen by 47% in the last 12 months1
  • Compulsory excesses for accidental damage and fire claims have increase by 26%, on average
  • GoCompare Car Insurance’s free excess protection will pay-out up to £250 for qualifying car insurance claims2.   
Bills

Annual personal finance switching report shows fall in shopping around

  • 43% of Brits didn’t switch any of the 10 most popular financial products in the last year.
  • 88% of Brits are looking to make savings on essential outgoings and bills in 2021.
  • GoCompare warns blind loyalty to financial product providers and utility companies collectively costs Brits £billions in overpriced premiums.
Row of houses

Homeowners urged not to neglect their property during lockdown

  • Reminder to check home insurance policy for valuable emergency cover
  • 26% of buildings insurance policies automatically include home emergency cover
  • 49% offer cover as an additional extra
Energy Saving

Rising cost of living and impact of Brexit top Nation’s biggest money worries

40% of Brits facing a financially ‘very difficult’ year

Motorway

Lockdown 3 – Eight things drivers need to know

GoCompare Car Insurance summarises key information and help for motorists

Snow

Bad weather warning: how to protect homes, cars and pets

With fears of another Beast from the East, GoCompare has tips on how to protect your bubble

Contactless

6.3 million Brits will be in credit card debt throughout 2021

  • 16% of Brits have started 2021 with a credit card debt and 12% will remain in debt all year.
  • 24% of Brits know they could save money on their card and loan interest, but only 9% switched credit cards last year.
  • GoCompare Money provides tips on managing credit card debt.