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How does uSwitch calculate its savings messages?

Around the site, you'll see that we use examples of the great savings you could make when you compare and switch with uSwitch.

These figures are intended to be an indication of how much money you might be able to save, and are based on averages of real savings we've provided to our customers. No two households are the same though, so you might find that your savings are less or maybe even more than the amounts we use in our examples.

You can find the details of how we calculated these savings in the table below.

Product Savings per year How was the potential saving worked out?
Energy up to £491 Between 1 April 2017 and 30 Sep 2017, at least 10% of people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with uSwitch saved £491 or more.*
Broadband & home phone £175 average Average out of contract costs for TalkTalk Fast Broadband, Sky Unlimited Broadband, BT Unlimited Broadband & Calls, EE Unlimited Broadband and Weekend Calls, Plusnet Unlimited Broadband & Phone Line at £379.08 per year compared to TalkTalk Fast Broadband at £204 per year. Correct as of February 2018.
Mobile phones up to £276 Between 1 June 2017 and 31 September 2017, at least 10% of people who switched 24 month contracts on the most popular mobile devices with uSwitch saved up to £276 versus switching with the mobile phone networks directly. Average saving per year. Correct as of March 2018.
Credit cards £186 average Based on a credit debt of £1,200 on the average credit card interest rate of 17.95% (source: Bank of England) transferred onto a 0% interest balance transfer card with the average transfer fee of 1.95% (source: uSwitch balance transfer card table), assuming minimum monthly repayments of 2%. Correct as of January 2018.
Total £1,128

That means you could save more than £1,128 with uSwitch!

If you add up all the savings you could make by switching your energy, broadband, mobile phone and credit card with uSwitch, you could save £1,128! Imagine how that could impact your household budget!

*Between 1 Apr 2017 and 30 Sep 2017, people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with uSwitch saved an average of £290.