MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2019   2 in 3 IRISH HOUSEHOLDS SUFFERING FROM ENERGY FUEL POVERTY   A survey of 1,500 Irish households has found that 2 in 3 are suffering from energy ‘fuel poverty’. Fuel poverty is universally defined as a household spending over 10% of its income on energy costs.   Exclusive of taxes, Ireland has the second highest electricity prices in the EU[1]. T... Read more

Survey Of 15,000 Finds 99% Of Health Insurance Policyholders Have Felt Negative Affects As A Result Of Market Exodus

Consumer network One Big Switch has today released a report that finds Irish consumers have felt significant negative impacts as a consequence of the 300,000+ Private Health Insurance policyholders who have left the market since it’s peak in 2008. The report, based on feedback from more than 15,000 consumers, is one of the largest health insurance surveys ever carried out in Ireland. […]

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660,000+ Could Drop Their Health Insurance If Premiums Rise By 1-10%

A One Big Switch survey of 9,000+ members has shown that the current Health Insurance affordability crisis could become far worse if premiums continue to rise. Feedback from more than 5,000 Private Health Insurance policyholders indicate that 1 in 3 would give up their cover if premiums rose by as little as 1 to 10%. If 1 in 3 policyholders in […]

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The Big Health Insurance Switch Amasses 4.6 Million Euro Health Insurance Buying Power On The First Day Of The Campaign

More than 4,000 people have now joined the Big Health Insurance Switch in the first day, making it one of Ireland’s fastest growing consumer campaigns. After the success of the Big Energy Switch, consumers are once again flocking to join a people power campaign to do something positive about rising household bills. To put the Health Insurance buying power of […]

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Online Shopping – 7 Tips & Tricks

Online shopping is a relatively recent phenomenon and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. A recent report estimated Irish consumers will spend €5.9bn online this year and this is expected to rise to €12.7bn by 2020. The Internet has proved to be a great tool for consumers seeking out competitive prices on products and services. An Irish […]

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Families Missing Out on €2000 Annually by Not Shopping Around

An interesting report on the switching habits of Irish consumers was released earlier this month.  Commissioned by permanent tsb and taken from a sample of 1001 people, the report shows that although switching is considered to be quite easy, many people are still not willing to take the time out to  do it. The report claims that consumers could be missing […]

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Back to School Money Saving Tips

If your finances are under pressure, follow our tips below for ways to so save on back-to-school costs: Uniforms can be one of the biggest back to school expenses, and during the year many of these items get lost or misplaced, sewing the names into the labels will save you money in the long run! There are savings to be […]

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People Power From Around the World.

One Big Switch uses advances in technology and digital campaigning to run people power campaigns that affect change in the markets we choose to run them. This year has already seen the success of the Big Energy Switch and the Big Water Charges Submission. People power is not a concept limited to Big Switches, so we’ve put together a short […]

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Year’s Free Electricity Prize Draw Winner Announced

During the Big Energy Switch you may remember we ran a prize draw asking members to refer friends to the campaign. An overwhelming 147 of our campaign champions were able to refer 5 friends or more to the campaign which was a great effort by all. Today our prize draw winner has been announced, Paula from Waterford (pictured) referred 9 friends […]

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Today we presented a comprehensive Water Charges Submission on behalf of more than 4,000 members who contributed to it, along with the rest of the now 65,000+ strong One Big Switch network. By adding their voices to the submission, One Big Switch members have taken positive action to make sure the consumer voice is heard in the water charges debate. […]

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