Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne has given his support to the consumer rights campaign Keep Me Posted which aims to give consumers the right to choose, without disadvantage, how they are contacted by banks, utility companies and other service providers.
Gwynne met the campaign’s chair, Judith Donovan CBE, in the Houses of Parliament to discuss the campaign and the importance of consumer choice. Gwynne praised the Keep Me Posted campaign’s efforts to ensure that service providers who offer consumers the choice of how they receive bills and statements.
The Keep Me Posted campaign has also now introduced the Keep Me Posted “Mark of Distinction.” The Mark has been awarded to over thirty service providers such as HSBC and Natwest who offer consumers the ability to choose paper statements and bills without being charged for the privilege.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“The Keep Me Posted Campaign’s findings demonstrate that consumers manage their financial affairs more effectively when they receive bills in paper format, particularly those who live in rural communities and those who are considered vulnerable such as people living with disabilities or in poverty. I support the consumer’s right to choose.”
Judith Donovan CBE, Chair of the Keep Me Posted campaign, said:
“Since the launch of Keep Me Posted four years ago, over 100 organisations have pledged their support in ensuring that consumers retain the right to receive paper statements without penalties.
“We really appreciate the support of Andrew which takes us one step closer to making sure that the people of Denton and Reddish have the right to choose.”