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    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 3rd Jun 17, 1:16 PM
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    Atasas
    Competitive suppliers?
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    • 3rd Jun 17, 1:16 PM
    Competitive suppliers? 3rd Jun 17 at 1:16 PM
    Ladies and Gents,

    ( https://thebigdeal.com/how-it-works gbenergysupply.co.uk don't think, they'll comeback to me with equal offer anymore)

    Have lapsed a bit, did see e-mail notification in May.... bbbut, only noticed new one today notifying of change of my tariff to way higher one and ended doing the usual...
    https://clubs.moneysavingexpert.com/cheapenergyclub/home
    https://switch.which.co.uk/index.html?db=dual
    https://www.uswitch.com
    and lastly trying to see, what they will come back with on Monday
    https://www.ichoosr.co.uk

    Honestly- not happy with tariffs- offers, as all way higher and some even suggesting big supplier "thingy's" as BG or SP or NP... will not chose none monstrosity AKA "big supplier" shareholders etc- rip-offs IMHO...

    Most are projecting "savings per year/month"... as when their charges are higher either way, via switching companies or going directly, as:
    http://solarplicity.com
    https://www.flowenergy.uk.com
    https://ebico.org.uk
    www.oneselect.co.uk
    https://greennetworkenergy.co.uk
    https://bristol-energy.co.uk
    https://robinhoodenergy.co.uk

    Some, apart from way higher tariffs and standing charges, also expect "leaving fee".. bhooo!

    I would prefer plain straight tariff to pay monthly as per previous ~ £35-40 PCM (in accordance to the last years usage of approx 1600 kwH El, 15000kwH gas), I do not have problem in submitting my meter readings monthly.
    here's my tariff:
    Fixed 12 June16
    Product Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fixed Rate
    Payment Method . . . . . Monthly Direct Debit
    Unit Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.3770p/kWh
    Standing Charge . 17.25p/day (£62.96/year)
    Tariff End Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Jul 2017
    Price Guaranteed Until . . . . . . . 15 Jul 2017
    Early Exit Fee . . . . . £0.00 per fuel (inc VAT)
    Estimated Annual Usage . . . . . . . .1598kWh
    Gas
    Tariff Name . . . . . . . . . . . . Fixed 12 June16
    Product Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fixed Rate
    Payment Method . . . . . Monthly Direct Debit
    Unit Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4930p/kWh
    Standing Charge . 11.00p/day (£40.15/year)
    Tariff End Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Jul 2017
    Price Guaranteed Until . . . . . . . 15 Jul 2017
    Early Exit Fee . . . . . £0.00 per fuel (inc VAT)
    Estimated Annual Usage . . . . . . .16708kWh


    So....
    The question I have and would love to ask you for opinion and advice:

    Did I miss some good tariff/supplier to be near the same?

    Should I continue with collective switch initiatives in having best of faith in them to find me suitable supplier/tariff?

    Any other sensible tips/tricks, considering, I'm fairly "finance literate" and do cut trough the "promotional garbage" what they all say...?

    Many thanks!
    Last edited by Atasas; 10-06-2017 at 12:01 PM.
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 3rd Jun 17, 1:23 PM
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    • #2
    • 3rd Jun 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 17, 1:23 PM
    My personal method is to hit all the comparatives and only note the following .
    Unit Rate
    Daily Standing Charge
    Any Discounts for DD etc .
    Any Penalty for early exit .
    Ignore estimated direct debit / estimated annual bill .
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 3rd Jun 17, 1:27 PM
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    Atasas
    • #3
    • 3rd Jun 17, 1:27 PM
    • #3
    • 3rd Jun 17, 1:27 PM
    My personal method is to hit all the comparatives and only note the following .
    Unit Rate
    Daily Standing Charge
    Any Discounts for DD etc .
    Any Penalty for early exit .
    Ignore estimated direct debit / estimated annual bill .
    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    Yes indeed!
    it's just I have not managed to get anything near the same, all as one cheapest work out 1/4 more expensive....
    • gsmlnx
    • By gsmlnx 3rd Jun 17, 1:38 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 17, 1:38 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 17, 1:38 PM
    There hasn't been a competitive collective deal for some 12 months now (assuming you were on a good deal to start with and not the standard variable tariff).
    All the energy suppliers have increased their prices and yes it is now 20%+ more expensive across the board than this time last year.
    That is the way of the beast. Prices can go up or down and currently the only way is up.
    You won't find a deal cheaper or even equal to a 12 month old deal.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 3rd Jun 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 17, 1:46 PM
    There hasn't been a competitive collective deal for some 12 months now (assuming you were on a good deal to start with and not the standard variable tariff).
    All the energy suppliers have increased their prices and yes it is now 20%+ more expensive across the board than this time last year.
    That is the way of the beast. Prices can go up or down and currently the only way is up.
    You won't find a deal cheaper or even equal to a 12 month old deal.
    Originally posted by gsmlnx
    Seems that way...

    Still, can't blame me for trying
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 3rd Jun 17, 4:19 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 17, 4:19 PM
    • #6
    • 3rd Jun 17, 4:19 PM


    and others come to similar quotes

    Fingers crossed for Monday ichoosr.co.uk to do some miracle
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 5th Jun 17, 4:05 AM
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    • 5th Jun 17, 4:05 AM
    • #7
    • 5th Jun 17, 4:05 AM
    Bumping the thread
    • phillw
    • By phillw 5th Jun 17, 8:47 AM
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    • #8
    • 5th Jun 17, 8:47 AM
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    • 5th Jun 17, 8:47 AM
    Did I miss some good tariff/supplier to be near the same?
    Originally posted by Atasas
    Iresa were the cheapest for me by a margin when I switched. That satisfies good tariff, but maybe not good supplier. It's just as much a gamble as playing the stock market.

    Should I continue with collective switch initiatives in having best of faith in them to find me suitable supplier/tariff?
    Originally posted by Atasas
    The last few have not been competitive.

    Any other sensible tips/tricks, considering, I'm fairly "finance literate" and do cut trough the "promotional garbage" what they all say...?
    Originally posted by Atasas
    Try separate suppliers for gas and electricity.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 5th Jun 17, 9:23 AM
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    • #9
    • 5th Jun 17, 9:23 AM
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    • 5th Jun 17, 9:23 AM
    Thanks
    Iresa were the cheapest for me by a margin when I switched. That satisfies good tariff, but maybe not good supplier. It's just as much a gamble as playing the stock market.
    Originally posted by phillw

    Would have tried
    The last few have not been competitive.
    Originally posted by phillw
    Mad! I said 1/4 more, but seems more like 50% more expensive these days
    Try separate suppliers for gas and electricity.
    Originally posted by phillw
    Once back home, will try again

    Thanks again!
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 7th Jun 17, 10:23 AM
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    "best" come back offer Gas £0.027 p kwH (~ average 15000kwH p year) PCM (/12)=£33.75
    + Standing Charge £0.19 P D- £5.70 PCM
    TOTAL £39.45
    old tarrif with BGE £0.025 x1600/12 = £31.25
    st Ch. £0.11p= £3.30 TOTAL £34.55


    Electricity £0.14p p kwH (average expected usage 1600kwH)- PCM (/12)= £18.67
    + Standing charge £0.15p p D- £4.50
    TOTAL £23.17
    old tarif with BGE £0.094 x1600/12= £12.53
    st ch. £0.173px30= £5.20 TOTAL £17.73



    One Year FIXED and no info on leaving fees...

    What do you think, is it reasonable?
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 10th Jun 17, 12:01 PM
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    Just to say, being low energy consumer and any "BIGurh supplier" hater, I ended up with
    https://www.oneselect.co.uk
    • mk1008
    • By mk1008 13th Jun 17, 5:18 PM
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    mk1008
    Please check their welcome pack. If you have dual fuel, please make sure they give you that discount £60/year.

    I didn't see any discount on the welcome pack.

    I need to contact them again.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Jun 17, 10:47 AM
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    Atasas
    Please check their welcome pack. If you have dual fuel, please make sure they give you that discount £60/year.

    I didn't see any discount on the welcome pack.

    I need to contact them again.
    Originally posted by mk1008
    Indeed, when I applied, first they didn't, but told me so.
    Just had welcome pack (yesterday) and discount is included now




    • mk1008
    • By mk1008 14th Jun 17, 2:24 PM
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    mk1008
    Thank you for your update. I've just called them this afternoon.

    Yes, they told me. The account will be merged after the switch.
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