More than half of Britons say they have been hit with extra fees on their credit cards, bank accounts mortgage or insurance in the last year. Two thirds say lenders and insurers are tricking them with dubious and difficult to compare headline prices.
A survey conducted by the consumer campaign group Which? showed that 68 percent of 2,000 Britons polled feel that companies use additional charges to trick them.
Which? believes that in order to appear at the top of price comparison websites, insurance firms artificially kept the headline figure for their premiums below average hiding the extra charges in small print.