Financial switchers must choose carefully

People are more reluctant to switch their financial products than they are in other walks of life, writes Emma Kennedy.

26th January, 2014
Keep your account in credit, as an overdrawn account cannot be switched.

Shopping around to save a few quid on a heating bill or phone bill is becoming the norm for consumers, but switching is far less common when it comes to financial products.

According to Simon Moynihan, a switching expert with comparison website Bonkers.ie, the consumer appetite for switching financial products lags behind that for other products.

''For example, more than 40 per cent of consumers have switched either their gas or electricity bill at...

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