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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.

We think these figures are a good indication of how much money you might be able to save - but because we're all different, 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 up to £184 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 £356.08 per year compared to Origin Unlimited Broadband at £172.44 per year (includes line rental saver). Correct as of December 2016.
Mobile phones £176 Between 1 June 2016 and 31 September 2016, at least 10% of people who switched 24 month contracts on the following mobile devices with uSwitch saved up to £176 versus switching with the mobile phone networks directly: iPhone 5S; iPhone 6; iPhone 6 Plus; iPhone 6S; iPhone 6S Plus; iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy S6; Samsung Galaxy S7; and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Average saving per year. Correct as of December 2016.
Credit cards £185 Based on a credit debt of £1,200 on the average credit card interest rate of 17.93% (source: Bank of England) transferred onto a 0% interest balance transfer card with the average transfer fee of 1.75% (source: uSwitch balance transfer card table), assuming minimum monthly repayments of 2.25%. Correct as of December 2016.
Total £1,036

That means you could save more than £1,036 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 £1,036! 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.