Many shops will still try to sell you an extended warranty when you buy a kitchen appliance or TV, but they’re not always your best or most cost-effective option. So, are extended warranties worth buying?
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Before the summer break the OFT recommended government action on excessive surcharging. It’s nearly autumn and we’re as determined as ever to achieve our third and final goal – but we need your help.
As People Power week’s under way, what perfect timing to reveal that your help has resulted in a consumer victory! We have exciting news about our surcharges campaign – and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Extended warranties are under the spotlight again – this time the OFT is investigating their value for money. But do we really need a study to find out what we already know – that warranties are largely not worth buying?
Working out how much interest you’re being charged on your credit card isn’t as easy as it might appear. So why have recent changes missed the opportunity to sort out the mess and make things good?
Companies that dupe people into buying items through tricks such as hidden extras must make prices clearer or face enforcement action, says the Office of Fair Trading – but do we really need protection?
Making people use their assets to pay unsecured debts is fine in theory, but when lenders put their homes at risk because of debts of less than £600, it just abuses the system.
If you’ve tried to buy tickets for a festival, football match or concert, there’s a fair chance you’ve been scammed. Now fraudsters help victims get money back from credit card companies in a bid not to be reported.
This week’s ‘bonfire of the quangos’ has seen 192 government agencies axed, 118 merged and 171 reformed. Among them are Consumer Focus and the Office of Fair Trading – here’s how these changes may affect you.
It may not have made big headlines, but last week’s launch of a new Legal Ombudsman was a huge win for us all (sorry to those in Northern Ireland, this doesn’t apply to you yet). We think it matters – but do you?
Have you fallen into the fake goods trap? More and more of us are reporting that we’ve been duped into buying a counterfeit, so how can we buy with confidence?
Loan sharks aren’t the only way to get sky-high APRs. After a year-long review, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has decided not to cap the high cost of credit products. Has the regulator made the right move?
Fake festival tickets are on the rise, leaving many fans out of pocket and out in the cold. Here’s how to make sure you don’t fork out for a festival you’ll never get in to.