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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 could find that your savings might be 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.

ProductPotential savingsHow was the potential saving calculated?
EnergyVariableEnergy savings are subject to change at short notice. Try the Uswitch Quick Checker to see whether you're on the best plan.
Broadband£162 averageAverage 18 month savings figure for customers who: provided their current broadband cost before comparing deals; saw potential savings in the results table; and completed a broadband switch on Uswitch. Figure based on assumed average contract length of 18-months; July 2022 tariff prices on Uswitch; and 4,137 tariff sales. Correct as of August 2022.
Mobile phones (handset contract to SIM Only)£321 averageSwitching from an ending 24 month handset contract to a SIM-only contract (and keeping your existing handset) could save you £321.71 per year, or £26.80 per month. This calculation is based on the average price of the top selling 24 month handset package in September 2020 (Apple iPhone 11 with 100GB) against the current, top selling and equivalent SIM only deal on the Uswitch site (Three SIM only, £12 per month with 100GB data). Correct as of September 2022.
Mobile phones (handset contract to handset contract)£52 averageSwitching from an existing handset contract to a new handset contract with a top smartphone could save you £52 per year, or £4.37 per month. This calculation is based on the price of the top selling 24 month handset contract (Apple iPhone 11 with 100GB data) on Uswitch.com from August 2020, against the most popular 24 month handset contract – (Apple iPhone 13 with 100GB data) on Uswitch.com in August 2022. Correct as of September 2022.
Credit cards£180.58 averageBased on a credit debt of £1,200 on the average credit card interest rate of 23.2% (source: Uswitch 0% balance transfer card table) transferred onto a 0% interest balance transfer card with the average transfer fee of 3.7% (source: Uswitch 0% balance transfer card table), assuming minimum monthly repayments of 2%. Correct as of July 2022.

Last updated 13 September 2022