Can I switch to credit billing?

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You may be wondering why your property has a PAYG meter and whether you can receive invoices on a quarterly/monthly basis instead…

Pre-payment or Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) meters are an effective way to manage budgets and monitor your consumption. There are several advantages of using a PAYG meter:

  • No surprise bills – You will never receive a bill from us if you have a PAYG meter, as payment is always made in advance. This means that you won’t receive unexpected bills that would be harder to budget for.
  • You are in full control of how much and how often you top up.
  • You don’t have to worry about building up a debt, as you purchase the energy before you use it, making you more aware of your running energy costs.
  • You can build up a credit over the summer months to help pay for the winter months.

The decision to charge you in this way would generally have come from your Landlord/Housing Association. Unfortunately, Data Energy are unable to switch you onto credit billing unless instructed by the Building Owner/Managing Agents. For more information about the parties involved, please visit our Stakeholders and their responsibilities article.


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