Commenting on the latest electricity switching figures, uSwitch.com energy expert Sarah Broomfield said:
“This is the fifth highest month for electricity switching in the last few years, and reinforces the fact that the best way to ensure cheaper bills and better service is by shopping around and switching.
“The battle for customers among energy companies is fierce, with challenger suppliers gaining almost 20% of all switches last month. This is leading to more attractive offers for bill payers, with several of the Big Six suppliers offering market-leading cheap deals alongside a smart meter in an attempt to increase take-up.
“With winter on the horizon and uncertainty about where energy prices will head next, consumers can lock in a fixed deal for less than £1,000 a year now, with the guarantee that the price they pay won’t change for at least 12 months.”
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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 email@example.com with their postcode and usage details.
uSwitch is owned by ZPG, which operates some of the UK’s most trusted digital brands that help empower smarter property and household decisions including Zoopla, Money, PrimeLocation and SmartNewHomes.
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