Beat the energy price rises by switching your supplier through Saga Compare

03 January 2018

We've launched our own energy switching service - Saga Compare. It's ridiculously simple - no supply interruptions, no paperwork. You could save up to £259 off your energy bill per year.

Here's how, step by step:

  • Dig out your latest energy bill/s.

  • Go online to Saga Compare and put in your postcode. That will reveal all the energy suppliers who serve your area.

  • Start answering the simple questions, using your bill.

  • The website will work out which suppliers have the best deals for you. Each supplier has offers on price per kilowatt of energy. on the 'more info' sections you can read reviews and scores for service for most of the suppliers (you may not have heard of some).

  • Use the options on the left-hand side of the screen to filter and sort the list of deals. You will be offered some choices, such as whether you want to fix your energy price for a period of time; whether you want 'green' electricity produced sustainably; or a tariff that comes with rewards.

  • Choose a supplier, then sit back and relax. Your new supplier will take care of everything for you, including cancelling your existing contract and organising a switch date. Your old supplier will send you a final bill for the period up to your switch date when your new supplier will take over. You'll be switched in about two and a half weeks - that's three days switching plus a two-week cooling off period between contracts.

  • Watch out! Potential exit fees are shown at the top of the screen. Most customers on standard variable rates (65% of people) are not subject to these fees. Exit fees apply if you leave a current contract early, though they do not apply during the 'exit fee' window, which begins 49 days before a tariff ends. And even if you do incur a fee, you'll find that it's often outweighed by the savings you'll make

  • Go online to Saga Compare and put in your postcode to get started.

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