Energy Direct Debits: Get money back & your payments lowered Discussion
edited 10 June 2010 at 5:36PM in Energy
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If my phone/broadband company can bill me each month for that months usage, so can my energy company. Can't see in this day of paperless billing and smart meters that the additional cost would be significant. They already give me the cost of energy used each month. One simple extra transaction - send a DD request to my bank for that sum.
What's next folks? Is Tesco going to estimate my grocery bill for next year and demand regular DD payments? Imagine Tesco customers response to that.
They can, monthly variable Direct Debit, rather than monthly budget Direct Debit.
There is, customers want a fixed monthly direct debit, so in some months, usually in the summer, they take more than usage, and in winter they take less.
They already offer that.
You can pay monthly in arrears. Pay by cash, cheque or standing order.
A supplier has no obligation to make the particular way that you happen to wish to run things the default option, or even an option at all.
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If you want your supplier to be providing an option that they don’t have to, then move to one which does. That’s called consumer choice.