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March 2009

Scottish Power to pay customers in credit

Scottish Power announced today that it will compensate customers who overpay for gas and electricity through excessive monthly direct debits.

Financial cost of kids’ activities on the rise

Cost of sporting and cultural activities for children has risen at the twice the rate of inflation since 1998.

March consumer news quiz

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Insurer Liverpool Victoria bucks the trend

Liverpool Victoria produced unexpectedly positive results for 2008, doubling its surplus to nearly £63m. The group now focuses on general insurance and trading has started well in 2009.

Car buyers taking risks in bid to beat recession

Car buyers are taking risks in a bid to save cash during the recession, a new survey has revealed.

Suppliers must improve on direct debits

Gas and electricity regulator Ofgem has demanded improvements in the way that energy suppliers deal with direct debit payments from customers.

Sony Ericsson announces the T707 mobile phone

Sony Ericsson has announced the T707 mobile phone for the fashion conscious consumer

Consumers saving more in 2009

NS&I research shows that consumers are ploughing more cash into savings accounts as fears of a long-term slump hit home.

A third of young drivers ‘given first car’

More than a third of young drivers are given their first car as a gift, according to a new survey.

Laser eye surgery advice misleads consumers

Some high street clinics are giving unsatisfactory advice about laser eye surgery, and pressuring customers into expensive treatment options, Which? reveals.

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