Commenting on the latest Energy UK electricity switching figures, Shona Eyre, uSwitch.com energy expert, says: “In April three of the big six energy suppliers hiked their prices and customers have understandably responded by seeking out cheaper deals elsewhere.
“Switching energy is quick, easy and could potentially save households £491, so it’s encouraging to see more and more people take control of their bills and find a better deal. Energy switching remains on par with last year’s record breaking numbers. With npower having recently followed suit and hiked their prices, if you’re one of the 12 million homes still on a standard variable tariff then now is the time to fix and lock in a cheaper deal.”
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Launched in September 2000, uSwitch is an online and telephone price comparison and switching service, helping consumers get a better deal on gas, electricity, broadband, TV services, mobiles and personal finance products including mortgages, credit cards, car and home insurance. Last year we saved UK consumers over £278 million on their energy bills alone.
Customers can sign up to an account that automatically monitors the energy market and notifies them when they can move to a cheaper tariff, while broadband customers can conduct a speed test to find out how fast their broadband is and identify the best deal for their postcode.
The multi award-winning 'Switching Made Simple' app allows customers to compare energy, broadband, credit card, mobile and SIM-only deals – and uSwitch also has a UK contact centre manned by energy and broadband experts. Customers can post their latest energy bills to FREEPOST USWITCH to receive a free call back and be guided through the comparison process, or they can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their postcode and usage details.
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