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June 2009

Ford announces further price hikes

Ford will raise the prices of its cars by an average 4% next month, adding hundreds to the cost of some of the country’s biggest-selling models.

Woolworths launches new website

Iconic shop Woolworths has made an online comeback with a new website launched today.

Energy customers ‘overcharged’

Watchdog Consumer Focus has accused power companies like British Gas, EDF Energy, Scottish & Southern, Scottish Power, Eon and Npower of overcharging gas and electricity customers by £74 a year.

Structured product claims are misleading

People looking to invest their money in products which claim to offer a ‘capital guarantee' or ‘100% capital protection’ should tread carefully, as they can often be riskier than they appear, says Which? Money.

Mortgage approvals rise again

The major UK banks are continuing to approve more mortgages but spending on credit cards continues to drop.

Lower speed limits ‘will deface the countryside’

Lowering speed limits on rural roads could ‘deface the countryside’, distract drivers and cost up to £300m, the CPRE said on Wednesday.

Aldi and Lidl see growth stall

Discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are seeing a slowdown in growth while rivals Sainsbury’s and Morrisons bounce back.

Special edition Mercedes CLS powers up

Mercedes-Benz has announced a limited CLS ‘Grand Edition’, boasting special equipment and upgraded engine performance.

HTC Hero Android smartphone launched on Orange

HTC has unveiled yet another rival to the iPhone 3GS in the form of the teflon-coated HTC Hero smartphone - the latest to feature the Google Android OS.

Sports TV service Setanta goes into administration

Setanta Sports has gone into administration. The news follows the sports TV channel's struggle to find a way to get the necessary financial backing.

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