E.ON uSwitch Fixed 1 Collective Oct 15

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
186 replies 33.6K views
ToTo_ManToTo_Man Forumite
121 Posts
Part of the Furniture 100 Posts
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
I've been under a rock for the last month and somehow managed to miss the "Eon MSE Fixed 1 Year Collective Sept 2015" offer.

However I've just received an email from uSwitch today about their own "E.ON uSwitch Fixed 1 Collective Oct 15" offer.

My current E.ON plan is the "E.ON Energy Dual Fuel Fixed 1Year v14 paperless" which ends on 12/01/2016.

My current annual energy bill estimate on my existing plan is £2,569. This would increase to £3,128 once I am moved back over to E.ON's standard tariff.

If I take uSwitch's offer, my annual bill is estimated to be £2,200, a very decent saving if correct. I'm not sure how this saving would have compared to the "Eon MSE Fixed 1 Year Collective Sept 2015", but no point in crying over spilt milk I guess!

As I've never switched before using uSwitch I'd like to ask for feedback from forumers about the process. Was it an easy process or were there any issues? I'm assuming that as I am already an E.ON customer, and am therefore just switching tarrif and not supplier, there isn't really a lot in the switching process that can go wrong?
«13456719

Replies

  • StompaStompa Forumite
    8.1K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    The uSwitch deal would appear to be a bit cheaper than the MSE one. Standing charges are identical, but unit prices are around 2% cheaper for gas, and 1% for electricity (in my region at least).
    Stompa
  • dj1471dj1471 Forumite
    1.9K Posts
    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Home Insurance Hacker!
    ✭✭✭
    The price they're quoting me is a whole £3 cheaper over 12 months compared to the MSE tariff.

    But I would get £22 cashback from TopCashback... Tempted to do it, if I can confirm that Eon won't charge the exit fee for simply switching tariff (they don't normally, the MSE switch confirmed they wouldn't, but uSwitch don't mention it).

    I was already with Eon when I did the MSE switch, very quick and easy, tariff was switched over within a week.
  • Former_E.ON_Company_Representative:_MalcFormer_E.ON_Company_Representative:_Malc Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
    6.6K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    ToTo_Man wrote: »
    I've been under a rock for the last month and somehow managed to miss the "Eon MSE Fixed 1 Year Collective Sept 2015" offer.

    However I've just received an email from uSwitch today about their own "E.ON uSwitch Fixed 1 Collective Oct 15" offer.

    My current E.ON plan is the "E.ON Energy Dual Fuel Fixed 1Year v14 paperless" which ends on 12/01/2016.

    My current annual energy bill estimate on my existing plan is £2,569. This would increase to £3,128 once I am moved back over to E.ON's standard tariff.

    If I take uSwitch's offer, my annual bill is estimated to be £2,200, a very decent saving if correct. I'm not sure how this saving would have compared to the "Eon MSE Fixed 1 Year Collective Sept 2015", but no point in crying over spilt milk I guess!

    As I've never switched before using uSwitch I'd like to ask for feedback from forumers about the process. Was it an easy process or were there any issues? I'm assuming that as I am already an E.ON customer, and am therefore just switching tarrif and not supplier, there isn't really a lot in the switching process that can go wrong?

    Hi ToToMan

    Just thought I'd pop on to let you know, as you're already one of our customers, you can go on to this tariff but you'll still need to apply though the uSwitch site. As a collective tariff, it's not something you can move to through our website or by phoning us.

    Collective schemes stand outside the main industry framework and are subject to certain rules. This includes the need for customers to apply through a Third Party and not the supplier. We're not allowed to promote, sell or switch anyone to a collective tariff.

    These switches are handled manually so the transfer might take a few days to go through. There's also no exit fee for changing from one E.ON tariff to another.

    Hope this helps ToToMan.

    Malc
    Official Company Representative
    I am an official company representative of E.ON. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to [email protected] This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
  • Former_E.ON_Company_Representative:_MalcFormer_E.ON_Company_Representative:_Malc Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
    6.6K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    dj1471 wrote: »
    The price they're quoting me is a whole £3 cheaper over 12 months compared to the MSE tariff.

    But I would get £22 cashback from TopCashback... Tempted to do it, if I can confirm that Eon won't charge the exit fee for simply switching tariff (they don't normally, the MSE switch confirmed they wouldn't, but uSwitch don't mention it).

    I was already with Eon when I did the MSE switch, very quick and easy, tariff was switched over within a week.

    Hi dj1471

    As above in my reply to ToToMan, I can confirm, we don't apply an exit fee for moving from one E.ON tariff to another.

    Hope this and my other comments above help.

    Malc
    Official Company Representative
    I am an official company representative of E.ON. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to [email protected] This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
  • PincherPincher
    6.6K Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    Quidco has just started a potential switch.

    "No, by registering you are committed to nothing.

    Once the collective switch registration period ends we invite every supplier to bid in an auction.

    We then assess all the bids, work out the best options and let you know the winners."

    If I was a supplier, there is no certainty that anyone who registered will actually switch, so I suspect they just set a price they were going to offer anyway. Catch a few gullible fish with the Collective Switch, then bring out the same tariff a month later.
  • edited 1 October 2015 at 9:41AM
    blenheimblenheim Forumite
    25 Posts
    edited 1 October 2015 at 9:41AM
    This plan has come out as the best switch for me today. I was fortunate enough to get EON fixed 1Yr V9 last October. My current V9 plan is cheaper than this new collective uswitch. However my present plan does run out on 28/10/15 and I would like to know what the best date to apply for the switch would be so I can stay as long as possible on V9.
  • Former_E.ON_Company_Representative:_MalcFormer_E.ON_Company_Representative:_Malc Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
    6.6K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    Hi blenheim

    This tariff is available until 3 November 15. You can switch to it at any time up until then but, as above, you'll need to do this through the uSwitch site.

    You'll be okay switching when your current tariff ends on 28 October 15. These switches are handled manually so the transfer might take a few days to go through. Don't worry, as long as you've received confirmation from uSwitch that your application's been accepted, you'll be fine. The tariff will start from the date the application was accepted.

    Hope this helps blenheim. Let me know if you need any more details.

    Malc
    Official Company Representative
    I am an official company representative of E.ON. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to [email protected] This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
  • ToTo_ManToTo_Man Forumite
    121 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 100 Posts
    Did the uSwitch switch today and it was pretty straightforward, so fingers crossed everything goes smoothly in the forthcoming days….
  • cifpowercifpower Forumite
    6.5K Posts
    I'm on E7 and this tariff is more expensive that First Utility and Robin Hood. Will see what Quidco's offer is in a few weeks; hopefully that will offer a good deal to cover the winter. Bets that this one will be run by EON too?


  • ShrimplyShrimply Forumite
    869 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭
    So just to confirm, having just switched to EON through the MSE collective switch. Once that switch completes, you can then switch again through USwitch to a slightly cheaper tariff and potentially get £22 from topcashback.

    And you'll still get the £30 cashback from the cheap energy club?

    Surely that's not right.
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Card providers to reserve up to £100

When you pay at supermarket fuel pumps

MSE News

Cheap contents insurance for tenants

DON'T assume your landlord covers you

MSE Guides

Summer sizzlers round-up

Incl £2ish sun cream & £1.50 disposable BBQs

MSE Deals