How do monthly fixed Direct Debits work?
With a monthly fixed Direct Debit, the same amount of money comes out of your bank account on the same day each month. We base this amount on what we know about your energy use, using either the figures you give us when you get your first quote, or your six-monthly energy review. We know that you use more energy during the winter months and so we factor this into your monthly payments as well. Direct Debits are a good way to spread the cost of keeping your home warm throughout the year.
We’ll review the amount you pay by Direct Debit every six months. If your monthly payments are usually too high for your actual energy use then you’ll build up credit on your account and we’ll reduce the Direct Debit amount.
If your monthly payments are usually too low to cover the energy you use, we’ll ask your permission to increase your payments so that you don’t build up a debt.
If you get behind on your bills, you can catch up by making a one-off payment by debit or credit card in addition to your fixed monthly payment.