Scottish Power

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
Please can someone tell me whether they think Scottish Power is worth switching to? I realise it depends on how much my bills are (I am with British Gas for both electricity and gas) but I wondered if anyone has any positive comments to make about Scottish Power and of course, any negative ones, before I decide whether to switch or not/

Any advice very welcome, thanks. :)
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  • Same question from me littlewren - Scottish Power are always quoted as the cheapest when I do an online thingy. But are they any good? I currently use Powergen - for 'leccy and am not on gas cos I live in the land that time forgot (East Anglia).
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  • I SIGNED UP TO THEM A FEW WEEKS AGO. STILL WAITING FOR THINGS TO GO THROUGH SO CANT COMMENT YET.
    I am NOT a mortgage & insurance adviser - or anything to do with finance, that was put on by the new system I dont know why?!
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    i really want to know what the score is with SCOTTISH POWER is aswell
    plse somebody switch the light on!
  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    I understand that they have just increased their prices. Do a comparison at (Moderator comment: Referral link removed. Please read this.) here you will find the cheapest gas and electric in the UK and yuo can apply on line
  • I've been with them for gas + electricity for about two years (maybe more). Nothing major to recommend or criticise them for really.

    Minor plus that unlike Seeboard whom I switched from they issue a single monthly bill and have not, as yet, attempted to rip me off in any way I'm aware of. Minor negative that they seem to ignore at least 50% of the meter readings I give them, so the majority of my bills remain estimates; also they re-designed their bills some time ago to be "simpler" which basically meant removing information from them so they are now less useful (e.g. payments are no longer shown)!
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    I have just signed a contract with them guarenteeing no price rises for a period of time. Hope they dont let me down as a supplier though. I like the idea of being able to manage my bills online.
  • Just been requested to give them my current reading for gas and leccie, done so on their web site with ease. Ok so far!


    Trev
    I am NOT a mortgage & insurance adviser - or anything to do with finance, that was put on by the new system I dont know why?!
  • I SIGNED UP TO THEM A FEW WEEKS AGO.  STILL WAITING FOR THINGS TO GO THROUGH SO CANT COMMENT YET.

    Ditto, have received emails along the way as they go through the process of moving me from PowerGen. Looks pretty smooth so far.
  • alaredalared Forumite
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    Today I got a quote direct from the Scottishpower website,and by switching from Pgen I could save £12 a year,(hardly worth the effort)
    If I decide to run my Pgen account online,Pgen will give me another £10 discount per year,which just about covers the difference.
    I read in todays Express about someone moving from B.Gas to Pgen happy to save money and on these boards people leaving Pgen to go to tom,!!!!!! and harry.
    I also tapped into simplyenergy and they came up with a saving of £18 by going with London E(never heard of them).
    The whole process of finding another supplier is a complete sham,incidently has anyone ever found that they could`nt make a saving by switching?
    These comparison sites would`nt have a vested interest by people switching would they?
  • stub451stub451 Forumite
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    As Martin says in his article on comparison sites, they are not perfect for the sophisticated switcher (i.e. anyone who has switched at least once).

    Best you can do is run a check at all of them and identify say the 'cheapest' three for you. Print off the tariffs for these and apply directly to your existing bills. With a little Excel wizardry, you'll have a good idea how much you could save.

    Beware the planned price rises, which might be used by some sites and not others, and the year-end refunds masquerading as discounts.

    Then if you still can't choose the best buy, look at the service ratings. And if you're minded, their 'green' policy.

    Oh, and if you're lucky you'll be eligible for a £10 cashback via the MSE link. :D
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