If you want to ditch the big six energy companies, what’s on offer?
There are a number of independent energy companies in the market – here’s a guide to what they offer.

A few years ago I made the decision to move away from my ‘big six’ supplier and get my gas and electricity from one of the independent suppliers. Why? I was fed up with the annual round of price rises and the unconvincing justification that went with it. I went with Ovo energy, but there are plenty of others that you can choose from. Here’s my guide.

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31-10-2013
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Can you switch supplier if you’re on a prepayment gas or electricity meter?
What are the rules about when you can switch and how easy is it?

Around four million homes are on a prepayment meter (there are over six million prepayment meters but some homes have them for both gas and electricity). These are meters where you pay for your gas or electricity in advance, either by a key, token or smartcard. Not only is your energy more expensive than the best deals, but you may find it harder to switch to a different supplier if you’re on a prepayment meter. So, what should you do if you want to switch to a different supplier and when should you switch?

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17-11-2013
17-11-2013
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As several energy companies raise their prices - should you fix your energy bill?
If you want to know what you'll be paying for your energy, fixed price deals will give you certainty and could save you money

If you want to know what you'll be paying for your energy, fixed price deals will give you certainty and could save you money
British Gas and Scottish Power have joined EDF and SSE in increasing prices. Taking out a fixed price tariff will give you peace of mind about how much you'll pay. Some deals are being withdrawn quickly, but there are still plenty on the market. So what's available? Here are ten deals to consider.

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