All Press Releases
1st May 2014
The Keep Me Posted Campaign has gained the official support of a fifth of all elected representatives, less than a year after its launch.
26th Feb 2014
BIG WIN FOR CONSUMER CHOICE AS PRINCIPALITY BECOMES THE FIRST BUILDING SOCIETY TO ADOPT THE KEEP ME POSTED PLEDGE Principality, the UK’s sixth largest Building Society, has become the first financial services provider to adopt the Keep Me Posted pledge, which will protect the right of its 500,000 customers to receive paper statements without charge, a move that will strengthen the choice of its customers in how they are communicated with.
22nd Jan 2014
Over a quarter (28%) of people with a UK mobile phone contract, have been surprised in the last year by the cost of their bill, according to research by the Keep Me Posted campaign. 65% of consumers feel that the inclusion of a free itemised paper bill is the basic right of paying customers, echoing the Keep Me Posted campaign’s belief that companies should be obligated to offer their customers the option of free non-digital communication. Almost half (47%) of all contract-holders would like to receive itemised paper bills as standard – a facility which is not available from most mobile phone providers.
25th Nov 2013
THE KEEP ME POSTED DEBATE CONTINUES IN HOUSE OF LORDSThe Keep Me Posted campaign takes its fight to the House of Lords today as peers debate the issue of how customers receive their bills. In the House of Lords’ Main Chamber, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes will lead a debate to highlight the issue of vulnerable consumers who are being charged for receiving bills and statements through the post. The debate is intended to convince the government of how widespread and unfair the current situation is and urge the Government to act to protect vulnerable customers.
6th Nov 2013
Wessex Water today became the first utility company to sign up to the Keep Me Posted Campaign’s Right to Choose pledge, a move that will strengthen customer choice in how they are communicated with by the company.
28th Oct 2013
The Keep Me Posted campaign takes its fight to the House of Lords tomorrow as peers debate the issue of how customers receive their bills. At 2.30pm in the House of Lords’ Main Chamber, Baroness Deech will interrogate the government on how it intends to protect vulnerable consumers who are being charged for receiving bills and statements through the post.
2nd Oct 2013
YOUTH CHARITY MyBnk JOINS THE KEEP ME POSTED CAMPAIGN FOR COMSUMER CHOICEMyBnk says many young people are not being taught the necessary financial skills needed in life, leaving them either financially excluded or unable to deal with their personal finances effectively – and they fear removing paper statements will only add to the confusion. With Keep Me Posted’s independent research showing more than half the population are more likely to read a paper financial statement than an online one, MyBnk agrees that taking away that choice could mean many young people, who are financial novices, find it hard to keep track of their budgets. Please click on the link below for full press release.
8th Jul 2013
Today marks the launch of Keep Me Posted, a broad-based campaign calling for protection of consumer choice over how organisations, such as energy and telecoms companies and banks, send them their bills and statements. This is believed to be the first initiative of this kind in the UK.The Keep Me Posted campaign represents charities, consumers and businesses who are concerned at the growing lack of choice offered to consumers about how they receive important communications...Click here to download the full press release PDF