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You may have heard the news today that British Gas have just raised their Gas rates by a massive 35% with others expected to follow soon, you may want to take advantage of Scottish Power's FIXED price until August 2009

They are expected to end this very soon so be quick if you are going to do it!

QUIDCO Rates: £36 for a successful sale - £72 for a successful dual sale - QUIDCO has ended for FIXED RATES
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#1
Yeah, I got a mail from MSE about this. Decided to jump in quick as I was with British Gas until now. I think it's a safe bet as I cannot imagine fuel prices dropping too much real soon.
#2
seems like a sensible move, voted hot!
#4
I signed up at the weekend but it says it takes up to 4 weeks - will they still allow me to join if the prices go up or are they committed. Was only £62 at the weekend for Quidco but no time like the present.
#5
Deltongo
I signed up at the weekend but it says it takes up to 4 weeks - will they still allow me to join if the prices go up or are they committed. Was only £62 at the weekend for Quidco but no time like the present.


Yep, once you sign up you get the Fixed Rate so you are safe now despite it taking 4 weeks to set up.

Scottish Power has been down most of tonight, obviously everyone is trying to cap their rates before it ends.
#6
I was thinking about fixing some time ago, but the deals I looked at ended if you moved house - not much use if you're renting like me unless you know you can stay a while. :(
#7
i'd be very interested to know if this is working for anybody tonight. I have tried all night via quidco and the SP website is not displayed. I have tried via SP website - no joy and I have phoned SP who say as of 7pm the pricefix 2009 has stopped.
#8
ttc4eva
i'd be very interested to know if this is working for anybody tonight. I have tried all night via quidco and the SP website is not displayed. I have tried via SP website - no joy and I have phoned SP who say as of 7pm the pricefix 2009 has stopped.


Blimey, I was lucky. Rushed home from work and signed up at about 5:30pm. :thumbsup:
#9
They have now disabled it for Quidco, you can only get the capped rate if you go direct.
#10
Sounds underhand...
#11
Today's MSE email says the capped rates are no longer available with SP... we were lucky and signed up after hearing Martin Lewis on Talk Sport on Monday... think there are still a couple of capped deals around, try moneysupermarket.com - good luck!
#12
Have just applied for the fixed price 2009 package (after spending AGES going through different tariffs and suppliers!). Went through quidco first, if it tracks its a bonus but either way 30%+ on my bill would be more than the quidco rebate
#13
Signed up at the weekend through quidco and moneysupermaket after advice from MSE. Havent heard anything yet from Scottish Power but did get an email from moneysupermarket saying that the switch had been initiated- anybody heard from SP yet?
#14
thanks for the heads up...... will be swapping over tonight.....
#15
BG is good in our area - a comparison showed us they were the cheapest!
#16
from martin lewis site moneysavingexpert.com - just checked


URGENT! Last chance to cap and beat price hikes
Note: Due to current situation, this is monitored hourly during the working day, in case things change

Last week, EDF Energy hiked energy bills, increasing prices by 22% for gas and 17% for electricity. Today (Wed 30 July), British Gas (inc Scottish Gas & Nwr Prydain) announced a 9% electricity, 35% gas and 25% dual fuel rise though it hasn't yet announced a rise for its online tariffs.

Energy suppliers usually operate a herd mentality, so the others are expected to do the same within five or six weeks. Another round of price hikes of a similar scale are predicted for next January.

Currently, the average energy bill is roughly £1,000; this takes it to £1,200 for EDF & British Gas customers. By the end of Jan next year, the average for all suppliers is predicted to be £1,400 to £1,600, due to the price suppliers pay for gas being so high.

To beat the price hikes, CAP NOW! Only One Left

If these predicted price rises do happen (and it can never be guaranteed), a capped rate lets you beat the hike as it allows you to lock-in at current prices. Yet cheap caps are disappearing fast, as suppliers increase their prices in line with the forthcoming hike in normal tariffs. However, grab one now and you're sorted; even if it's withdrawn an hour later, you've locked in at that price.

The cheapest cap for most people, the Scottish Power Fixed Price Energy 2009, was pulled from comparison sites on Tuesday, but it is still available direct, though it's ending imminently. The cheap British Gas cap is being replaced on Wed afternoon by a more expensive one, but may still be available via some comparison sites until the end of the day (you specifically need the British Gas Price Guarantee December 2009).

The only fully available one left is now from E.on. It has two incarnations: Energy Saver version 4 (free home energy monitor, but cancellation fees) and Price Protection October 2009 (no energy monitor, no cancellation fee). It's still best to do a comparison to see it's definitely cheapest for you.

Obviously, these are disappearing quicker than a rabbit near Paul Daniels, so if you're going to do this, don't delay. To find the cheapest, use the comparison sites above, which separate out capped tariffs in the results, and switch to the cheapest.

Note: When you do a comparison at the moment and for the next couple of days, most of the sites won't have updated to the New British Gas tariffs, this means many savings will look out of kilter. The key though is who's the cheapest when you do a comparison, for an indepth look at the new tariffs read my British Gas capping clarification note.
#17
you may swtill be able to get SPow however , withdrawn on comparison websites :thumbsup:
#18
I capped mine with Scottish Power round about March time till 2011 for a small increase of about 2.5% on rate,am I glad I did.When this runs out in 2011 I predict my gas/electric will have at least doubled.
#19
Thanks for the post. I'm with SP...just phoned them and was able to fix until August 09.
banned#20
JOHNUK123;2639608
I capped mine with Scottish Power round about March time till 2011 for a small increase of about 2.5% on rate,am I glad I did.When this runs out in 2011 I predict my gas/electric will have at least doubled.

What rate per kwh for gas / electric are you on?
banned#21
jakenjo;2639582
BG is good in our area - a comparison showed us they were the cheapest!

not anymore they're not!

Note: When you do a comparison at the moment and for the next couple of days, most of the sites won't have updated to the New British Gas tariffs, this means many savings will look out of kilter.
#22
I went for this capped price and found that i am paying £5 a month less that i was anyway with npower.
So go for it. Moneysupermarket also gives £30 (i think that is amount) for switching through them.
#23
What's the price u guys are paying for the FIXED Deal....

Currently wwith Scotttish Gas for ELECTRIC and HYDRO for Gas. Both are the best deals!!
#24
I switch to E-On last night. They offer £55 Quidco but also there fixed rate is until November 2009. they were cheaper than Scottish Power too.
#25
Hmm, I shifted a couple of days ago via quidco & so far have a "tracked" potential cashback of £72.00 as I switched as per their wording for a dual tarriff. Will be pretty ****** off if I don't get this as I would have fixed via the other company for longer if I wasn't geting the cshback:?
#26
I would compare the prices with those of Ebico ( http://www.ebico.co.uk ) They are a not-for-profit company and considerably reduced all our fuel costs.
#27
:x Before these increases i decided to go to Scottish Power ( through Quidco £62 ) In June and it tracked ok ,but was declined and have now got a dispute in ,so you probably no better going through Quidco anyway.!!!
#28
site still down
#29
owldin08
:x Before these increases i decided to go to Scottish Power ( through Quidco £62 ) In June and it tracked ok ,but was declined and have now got a dispute in ,so you probably no better going through Quidco anyway.!!!

...sigh...Thought it seemed too good to be true, nothing on the quidco site to state this though, that's not to say I don't appreciate the advance warning owldin:) Ok, general query, is the E-ON fix cheaper than the SP one anybody?
banned#30
Nystagmos;2639740
I would compare the prices with those of Ebico ( http://www.ebico.co.uk ) They are a not-for-profit company and considerably reduced all our fuel costs.

WOW! Just why are people taking capped rates when you can get rates 50% cheaper. Do people really think prices are going to more than double in the next year?
#31
Yes definatly check out ebico everybody should move to a non for profit company.
For example pre-payment metres at ebico pay teh same as direct debit, cash, etc.
only way to defeat this monopoly is for them to loose there customers so everybody lets change to ebico
I have been with them 2 years now
#32
eddieitman

only way to defeat this monopoly is for them to loose there customers so everybody lets change to ebico


That would make them the monopoly! :-D
#33
I got a mail from MSE about this. Decided to jump in quick as I was with nPower for dual fuel until now.

I signed up thro' Moneysupermarket.com for the dual capped rate with Scottish Power

Looks like I did the right thing

PS Got £30 cashback thro' Moneysupermarket.com :thumbsup:
#34
csiman
WOW! Just why are people taking capped rates when you can get rates 50% cheaper. Do people really think prices are going to more than double in the next year?


Affirmative! :thumbsup:
#35
Nystagmos
I would compare the prices with those of Ebico ( http://www.ebico.co.uk ) They are a not-for-profit company and considerably reduced all our fuel costs.


All these prices depend on usage and region and are not necessarily great for everyone.

As an example, for myself Ebico works out about £70 cheaper than the Scottish Power capped tariff. However, if Quidco does payout for Scottish Power then the difference is negated. Personally i'd rather have the cap than saving a small amount now only for prices to increase in the future.

Also another comparison, someone else said they were with Atlantic (csiman?) and the rates were a lot cheaper for them, well for me Atlantic works out about £300 more expensive than Scottish Power.
#36
Make sure you check all the products at Scottish.

For example if you are already on a good plan, such as Online Saver 4 and wish to switch to Capped Aug 09, then you will be paying 31% more for electricity (in my area)
#37
Just swapped with Eon and got it fixed till October 2009, plus got a free electricty monitoring device, plus no tie ins on the contract. From what i read on numerous site, switch ASAP before you get stitched up.
#38
hessian
Make sure you check all the products at Scottish.

For example if you are already on a good plan, such as Online Saver 4 and wish to switch to Capped Aug 09, then you will be paying 31% more for electricity (in my area)


Unfortunately this is unavoidable if you want capped, my current electric is British Gas who were and still are cheapest for me. So for me to switch to anyone else for a dual fuel will mean an increase in electric bill, however the savings in gas more than make up for this.
#39
Zolasfoot
Just swapped with Eon and got it fixed till October 2009, plus got a free electricty monitoring device, plus no tie ins on the contract. From what i read on numerous site, switch ASAP before you get stitched up.


Yep, i managed to switch on-line to E-on's capped til oct 09 last night, went through quidco too :)
#40
This clearly isn't a hot deal? It is a suggestion that may be beneficial for some and not for others, pretty much a gamble either way. I wouldn't post a hot deal for Ebico or Uswitch so why for a capped rate which isn't that great when better capped rates have been available in the past for a long time? This warrants a post somwehere but not in deals section imo.

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