All change? Cash refusal threatens people’s ability to pay for food and medicine

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Don’t bet on a small set: Why Which? no longer recommends small TVs

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Routine software updates could raise the cost of car insurance, Which? warns

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Which? comments as pensions dashboard delayed until 2023

Gareth Shaw, Head of Money at Which?, said: “It’s almost five years since the government first committed to introducing the pensions dashboard, and savers will be disappointed to learn of yet another delay to its delivery. “Dashboards have the potential to bring huge benefits for savers by bringing together all their pensions in one place […]

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All change? Cash refusal threatens people’s ability to pay for food and medicine

Thousands of people have been prevented from paying with cash in recent months as the coronavirus pandemic further threatens the viability of Britain’s cash system, new Which? research reveals. Nearly 2,500 people responded to the consumer champion’s cash acceptance tool, launched in mid-September, which asked people to report their payment problems. The alarming results suggest […]

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Which? comments as HSBC says it could charge for current accounts

Gareth Shaw, Head of Money at Which?, said: “Bank customers in the UK are used to free banking as long as their current account is in credit – so it would be a huge and risky move for one of the major banks to start charging for an ordinary account. “The danger for consumers is […]

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Which? comments on latest UK quarantine list changes

Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said: “There is pent up demand for travel and many people will welcome the opportunity to book a trip to the Canary Islands for some winter sun now it has been added to the travel corridor list, but holidaymakers should be cautious. “Only book if you can quarantine on your […]

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Which? responds as Welsh supermarkets told to sell only essentials in lockdown

Sue Davies, Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy at Which?, said: “This announcement will be sure to cause confusion, particularly amongst the vulnerable and the shielding. Our own research showed that almost half of those who described themselves as situationally vulnerable in Wales during the previous lockdown had difficulty accessing the food and groceries […]

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Routine software updates could raise the cost of car insurance, Which? warns

Motorists risk having their car insurance premiums hiked simply by downloading a software update as insurers take an inconsistent approach to the issue, a new Which? investigation has found. The consumer champion was alerted to this emerging problem by Tesla Model 3 driver Chris Yearsley, who told his insurer LV that his car had received […]

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Which? responds to the BRC figures on payments and cash use

Gareth Shaw, Head of Money at Which?, said: “The way that consumers are purchasing goods and services is changing, but millions of people still rely on cash. “However, industry mismanagement and a lack of action from the regulator has left the cash network seriously suffering and at risk of collapse. “The government’s payments review must […]

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Which? responds to the energy price cap extension

Natalie Hitchins, Head of Home Products and Services at Which?, said: “For many, energy bills will have significantly increased during lockdown, with the winter months set to cause them to rise even more. While the extension of the price cap will be a welcome relief for customers on standard or default tariffs, they are still […]

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