MSE News: Scottish Power drops online tariff price

edited 23 October 2009 at 6:19PM in Energy
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edited 23 October 2009 at 6:19PM in Energy
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"Scottish Power has become the latest energy cut prices for online customers ..."

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  • GamblerGambler Forumite
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    typical I've finally just completed my switch from SP to EON and now SP are cheaper !!
  • CardewCardew Forumite
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    The MSE article states:
    The tariff is guaranteed to stay 3% below Scottish Power's standard direct debit gas and electricity prices until December 2010. There's also an up to £50 exit fee if you switch before then.

    At the moment(according to energyhelpline) this tariff is 20% below SP's standard rate in my area.

    With no change in their standard tariff rate, it would appear that SP reserve the right to increase their prices 17% on this tariff. If this happened a customer has the choice of paying this increased tariff, or pay the £50 exit fee.

    This seems to be a trend these days.
  • violettavioletta Forumite
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    Just think how many customers from the 'Fixed until 31.08.09' tariff they could have retained if they had brought this in somewhat earlier ...
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    violetta, as one who switched away as well ....... how b*****dy annoying!!!
  • GamblerGambler Forumite
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    violetta wrote: »
    Just think how many customers from the 'Fixed until 31.08.09' tariff they could have retained if they had brought this in somewhat earlier ...


    Couldn't agree more.
  • Just seen on Quidco that Scottish power are giving a record £110 on duel fuel and £55 on single
    (QUOTE) Scottish Power cashback

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    Please read the following before proceeding:

    Cashback will not be paid for energy retention sales, new customers only. Cashback is not paid for prepayment meter transactions.

    Cashback will only be paid for orders placed completely online. Cashback is only payable when you opt to pay by Direct Debit only.

    For Dual Fuel- Cashback will track in at £60.00 and will update to £110.00 when validated.

    For Single Fuel- Cashback will track in at £30.00 and will update to £55.00 when validated.

    This offer is not applicable to existing customers or to any members who have recently applied for cashback with Quidco and ScottishPower and have a pending application.

    Any members reported to us as applying to Scottish Power with fraudulent details or intent to deceive will have their Quidco account and earnings terminated without notice. There will not be prior notice.

    If something is not accurate in this warning, please let us know. Questions? Contact Us. Click on the button below to carry on and visit Scottish Power.
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    ScottishPower offers consumers throughout the UK cash saving dual fuel accounts, single fuel accounts and green energy for electricity. They supply over five million energy services to households throughout Britain, and are regularly in the top two or three best-value energy suppliers for many regions in the UK.
    By switching to ScottishPower's Online Energy Service you can benefit from:

    * Discounts for managing your account online
    * No more paper bills and no more estimated bills
    * Choose to pay by monthly Direct Debit, variable Direct Debit or Debit Card
    * Pay by Direct Debit and make even more savings


    New Online Energy Saver 7.
    * 3% cheaper than standard monthly direct debit price for gas & elec until December 2010
    * Guaranteed discount until at least December 2010.
    * Cash back on credit balances at annual reassessment.
    * Cancellation Charge (£30 Elec, £20 Gas) if you leave before December 2010


    For genuine tracked transactions completed wholly online, you can earn:
    £110for a successful dual fuel sale£55for a successful single fuel sale. (QUOTE]


    Hope this helps better than £30 cash back or a case of wine!!
  • grazergrazer Forumite
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    Hi all,

    I switched to SP back in August and the package was called "Online Energy Saver 6" back then.

    Are the price reductions here only applicable to "Online Energy Saver 7" or does my older "6" benefit too?

    How on earth are you meant to keep up with the actual costs of your package!!!??? :confused:

    (and I thought it was great getting £70 cashback at the time through TopCashBack - now its £110!!!)

    You canny win.
    Grazer
  • This tariff is still not impressive. I switched from ScottishPower recently (to E.ON) and even with this price cut Uswitch still shows the above SP tariff to be £48 higher. They'll have to try a lot harder than this, bearing in mind their poor customer service.

    NB it also has a penalty clause - beware
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