Gas and Electricity

Gas and electricity bills are one of our biggest household expenses, but few of us really understand exactly what we're paying for and how we can get more for our money. For that reason, we've compiled a short guide to gas and electricity that features our top tips to help you save money.

Units of gas and electricity are measured in kilowatt hours (kW/h). Your gas meter will either display your consumption in cubic metres (m3) or cubic feet (ft3) and your energy company will then convert your usage to kilowatt hours. Your electricity meter usually measures your consumption in terms of kilowatt hours.

Energy suppliers often use a two tier pricing structure, which means that you'll pay more for the first units of energy you use (tier 1) and then less for the rest (tier 2). Two tier pricing structures almost always exist where there is no standing charge.

Motorbike Insurance

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Saving Accounts

In days gone by stashing your cash under your mattress was the best way to keep your money safe but fortunately there are now hundreds of savings accounts to choose from. However, the volume and variety of accounts available can make finding the right one a daunting prospect, so whether you’re saving for a special purpose or just want to build a nest-egg for the future, you can find out what you need to know about savings right here.

Unlike a bank account which is used for transacting money ‘on demand’, a savings account is designed for storing money; usually the money stored in the account will also earn interest, enabling it to grow over time. Depending on the account, there may be restrictions placed on the amount of money that can be withdrawn, the frequency or method of those withdrawals or the notice required in order to make them.

Gocompare Car Hire

Car hire is ideal for holidaymakers who enjoy discovering all that their destination of choice has to offer. For travelling from beach to beach to exploring the outskirts of a busy city or travelling to a location that's further afield, there is no more convenient way to travel than by car. With car hire you can select a vehicle that's right for you, whether you're travelling alone or with your family or as part of a group; and most vehicles can be collected directly from the airport.

When choosing a car hire company, consider not only the prices for the hire service but also if there are hidden extras. For example, are you charged extra for exceeding a mileage limit and are you expected to refuel the vehicle before you return it? Also check that the car hire firm offers a vehicle that is suitable for your needs; whether you can specifically choose the vehicle you want; and where you can pick up/drop off the car.


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  • Fee-free planned overdraft of up to £300 (subject to status) – above that amount we'll charge a daily fee when you use your overdraft.
  • £5 reward from us each month you pay £1,000 into your account.