Industry-wide move will see cheque guarantee cards withdrawn by 2011 reflecting a decreasing cheque usage and move to debit cards.
Which? has criticised rules which allow energy companies to charge higher prices for up to 65 days without telling their customers.
Pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond, with 115 branches, has reported increased profits of £42.4m, up 16% on 2008.
Customers who pay energy bills by cash or cheque are still being charged more than those paying by direct debit, a consumer group claimed today.
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Asus and Disney team up on netbook
The big six suppliers of gas and electricity (Npower, British Gas, EDF Energy, Eon Energy, Scottish Power and Scottish & Southern Energy) received some of the worst customer satisfaction scores Which? has seen overall this year.
Sky high car insurance premiums are driving more young, insured motorists off the road.
O2 has confirmed that it will exclusively launch the hotly-anticipated Palm Pre in the UK on 16 October
Holidaymakers rue the falling pound as sterling plunges against the US dollar and the euro.