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MSE Poll: When did you last switch your energy provider or tariff?

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Poll started 5 May 2020

With many feeling the financial squeeze caused by coronavirus and looking to cut their monthly bills, switching to a new energy provider (or at least to a new deal with your existing provider) is an easy way to save £££s. But when did you last do it – and if it's been a while, why?

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  • edited 5 May at 8:36PM
    Gerry1Gerry1 Forumite
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    edited 5 May at 8:36PM
    January 2020, to Neon Reef and Gulf.
  • matelodavematelodave Forumite
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    Last September to Symbio (only got leccy)
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
  • HasbeenHasbeen Forumite
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    Last September to Symbio (only got leccy)  as well.

     Before that Eversmart. Iresa. GB Energy. etc LOL
  • matelodavematelodave Forumite
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    Hasbeen said:
    Last September to Symbio (only got leccy)  as well.

     Before that Eversmart. Iresa. GB Energy. etc LOL
    That's just like me - it's saved us a lot of money though, hasn't it ;)
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
  • brewerdavebrewerdave Forumite
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    Just moved from Avro to Gulf (gas) and Green.energy (leccy) - could have saved ~ £20pa more by moving to Symbio for elec. but decided that was a bridge too far!  :D 
    I've been with Iresa, Usio, One Select, Better Energy amongst others - all sadly gone now!! And worst of all Together Energy - to my amazement still in existence!!
  • TalldaveTalldave Forumite
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    September 2019 - switched to Zog (gas) & Symbio (electricity) due to moving into a property supplied by npower, who I refuse to use. February 2020 - switched to Gulf (gas).
    Gulf are excellent, their website is great although a little slow to update after bills are issued.
    Symbio are a joke, incompetent beyond belief, but their broken billing system allows free units which makes life entertaining.
  • sjaeagle5sjaeagle5 Forumite
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    Really shocked at how high the percentage of people in the poll are not willing to switch because they "can't be bothered".
    Recently switched from N-Power to Avro Energy.
    Just the one issue, N-Power issued an estimated final bill, so I'm still waiting for a bill based on actual readings, 3 months after I switched.   And no, I won't be chasing them up on it because it seems it's around £6 lower than it should be.
  • edited 6 May at 10:32AM
    JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    Confusion more than anything would be a reason for them not to switch .
    One only has to look at this forum and posters who do not understand that a direct debit is not all you can eat , others who never enter meter readings .

    Not forgetting all the suppliers that have gone post .
    Will i swap today or will the price drop tomorrow .
  • edited 6 May at 10:56AM
    Mister_GMister_G Forumite
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    edited 6 May at 10:56AM
    As #matelodave and #Hasbeen, I change when I'm forced to because the cheapest supplier has gone under.  Still with Symbio at the moment, as they are still the cheapest for me, despite what a certain poster says (shouts!) about OFTM on the OFTM thread!
  • burner01burner01 Forumite
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    In both March and April this year!
    E.On -> Octopus -> E.On
    £50 cashback lovely!
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