Why switch supplier?

Why should I switch?

Consumers in the UK are free to choose which company supplies their gas and electricity. There are no changes to the pipes, all that changes is the price you pay and who you pay it to.

What do I need?

To get a quote takes just a few minutes. To give you the most accurate savings quote, it is necessary we have an indication of the amount of energy you use, or the amount you pay per year for your energy. Your bill will give you a good idea if you don't have this information to hand.

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How does your service work?

Our service compares the tariffs of all major energy suppliers. Results are ranked strictly in order of the savings you make. All you need to know is who your supplier is, approximately how much gas and electricity you use, or how much you spend per month or per year. All of our data comes from the energy suppliers directly and is regularly updated to ensure it is accurate.

What happens after I submit an application?

We will confirm your application by email and automatically forward your details securely to your chosen energy supplier. The supplier will start processing the switch and will contact you to confirm when your new service will begin; this may take up to 50 days.

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What are the advantages to me?

This is a fully comprehensive, fully independent and fully impartial service. We pull together all the data and information from suppliers to make your life easier. Within a matter of minutes you could be saving hundreds of pounds a year on your household bills.

Are your prices kept up to date?

Yes. We monitor the suppliers and tariffs on a continuous basis. In most cases, we receive information before tariff changes are actually made. In this way we are able to provide you with the best advice based on the most accurate and comprehensive data available.

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How do you get paid?

Our revenue comes from the introduction fees paid by the service providers when you switch your energy, broadband or home phone account through our site.

For example, if you research energy and apply to switch to a new provider, they will pay us a small fixed fee once your application to switch is successful. If you access our site via another website that promotes SimplySwitch we may share our fee with that site.

If you use SimplySwitch to find the best product for your needs but do not apply through the site and instead go direct to the providers’ website to apply, SimplySwitch will earn nothing. We hope that, where possible, you apply through SimplySwitch so we can continue to provide our impartial service for free to all customers.

It is easy for you to see which providers pay SimplySwitch for business that we introduce. All those providers that have an 'apply' icon next to them offer payment to SimplySwitch for new customers. Although we want every supplier to trade with us, so that you can apply to everyone via our site, there are some suppliers who we do not hve these agreements with. You can see these suppliers clearly on the results page as they will have ‘enquire’ next to their product information.

Will you be adding new services in the future?

Yes. Over time we will be adding the full range of utility and telecommunications products and services.

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