LloydsTSBCompare.com encourage householders to tackle their bills
on: January 6, 2009, 3:18 am
Release Author: Sara Evans
Release Summary: LloydsTSBCompare.com raise public awareness of
the need to tackle household bills ready for the New Year, following
research showing 40%of Brits don't know how they will cover their
bills if prices continue to increase
Release Body: Skyrocketing energy costs have been a prime concern
for many Brits in 2008 but switching suppliers could save a typical
household up to £454 - that's £7,384 million across
the entire country*.
help raise awareness, LloydsTSBCompare.com
declared December 30th to be 'tackle your bills day' to encourage
people to assess their household bills and save money in 2009.
to research by LloydsTSBCompare.com**, 80 per
cent of people have seen a rise in their energy bills this year.
Over one in four (27 per cent) of UK households saw their energy
bills rise by more than £40 per month and 30 per cent think
they could rise by a further £40 per month this winter.
the pressure from rising bills, one in three (36 per cent) households
has never switched energy providers and one in four believes shopping
around will not make any difference. But those who have used comparison
sites to switch providers have, in recent months, benefited from
average annual savings of £284.
using a comparison site such as LloydsTSBCompare.com
customers can compare
gas and electricity, telephone and broadband providers, as
well as travel and car
insurance. The site also has supermarket and petrol price
checkers, helping customers to secure the best deals in and around
their local area.
Grainger, LloydsTSBCompare.com, said: "A concerning
40 per cent of Brits said they don't know how they will cover
their bills if prices continue to increase. December 30 was the
perfect day for us all to concentrate on getting on top of our
finances for the New Year. LloydsTSBCompare.com gives customers
all the tools they need to cut their household bills and save
the crown from TescoCompare, LloydsTSBCompare.com
was recently named 'Britain's best car
insurance comparison site' by Defaqto, the independent product
'tackle your bills day' declaration comes at a time when many
UK households are feeling the pinch and LloydsTSBCompare.com hope
it will encourage homeowners to push sorting out their personal
finances higher up the list of new year’s resolution for
LloydsTSBCompare.com has been developed by Lloyds TSB Insurance
Services Limited to offer our customers a choice of independent
impartial quotes from a wide panel of insurance providers and
energy suppliers. Comparison features include price, policy benefits,
plan features and customer service rating, so consumers can make
sure they get the policy that best meets their individual needs.
is a trading style of Lloyds TSB Insurance Services Limited registered
in England and Wales under company number 968406, with registered
offices at 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN.
is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority
(Registration number: 310738).
Notes to editors:
** Tickbox.net surveyed 1500 homeowners in September 2008
For further information:
Lloyds TSB & insurance.co.uk Press Office
25 Gresham Street
020 7356 2075