Did the BBC's Dragons get the best deal on their energy with Look After My Bills? We're not sure. Flipper had already been switching customers automatically for over for a year before LAMB (LookAfterMyBills) went to see the Dragons. But, are they switching to the best deals and when do they switch you again?
We wanted to review this for you to see if there is a better alternative to Look After My Bills and any other energy switching or comparison sites that work under the restraints of supplier commission. But, don't just take our word for it, we've put together some important differences between Look After My Bills and Flipper for you to review and make your own mind up. Take a look at the chart below to see how L.A.M.B stacks up against the original Energy Management and Auto-switching service - Flipper. When it comes to automatic switching you should be getting the best deals and switching whenever a better deal is available.
Instead of taking commission and negotiating with suppliers, we charge members a small fee of £30 per year - meaning we work for you without having to worry about any supplier contracts... and it works out better for our members. Being able to work with more suppliers means our average saving is £132 more than LAMB, you could be more than £100 better off using us! (ie: Saving £132 more, less the £30 membership fee paid = £107 more saved!) Flipper make sure you get 100% of the saving from your money with 0% commission.
Our average saving is larger because as we don’t take commissions from any supplier, we can switch our members to suppliers that Look After My Bills don’t offer. This allows us to flip to the widest range of energy suppliers and makes us truly impartial and independent. It also allows us to switch you more often throughout the year whenever a better deal is available. Look after my bills will only switch you at the end of the deal, so you could be missing on on better deals during that period.
Not taking commission gives us the opportunity to flip to a lot more suppliers. There is a really small number of suppliers who we don't currently work with as the service they provide is not to the standard we require. If we wouldn't switch our family and friends to them, then they're not on the list. We do keep a close on on this and will make changes if the service that these suppliers provide improves or drops below the required standards.
We put 88 people to the test to see if they could find the best deal on 5 leading price comparison sites (all these sites are on a commission model). GoCompare.com, uSwitch.com, Confused.com, CompareTheMarket.com and MoneySuperMarket.com.* Out of 88 people, only 3 managed to find the cheapest deal. So yes these sites will save you money, but wouldn't you like the peace of mind that you're on the best deal?
Look after my bills only checks when your deal is about to end – we can flip our members as soon as a better deal becomes available. We keep our members up to date every month to let them know if we've found them a better deal.
We have a great Trustpilot score of 8.9 with almost 2000 verified customer reviews. Customers can sign up to us quickly online, we also have a brilliant customer service team who can guide people through this process as well as answering any flipping queries there may be.
We aim to answer phone calls immediately – and don’t have one of those annoying ‘For such and such press 1’ systems. The number is 0345 528 0000 and our e-mail address is email@example.com.
We continue to help more people save money with peace of mind as we go from strength to strength.
So Dragons, call us if you want any advice from the original and best.
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