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Weflip review: Auto-switching energy service

Weflip pledges to automatically switch your energy provider whenever it can save you at least £50.

More than half of all UK households overpay on their energy bills by around £350 a year, because they’re too lazy or ignorant to search for a better deal.

Weflip customers won’t have such a problem. The company, which is part of the GoCompare group, will automatically switch you onto a new energy provider whenever it finds a better deal for you.

After you sign up, WeFlip will check its huge list of energy providers every day to see if it can save you at least £50 a year (after exit fees).

If it locates a better deal, it’ll take care of all the administration. You save money without lifting a finger. In fact, some 20% of WeFlip customers save around £280 on their first switch alone.

How much does Weflip cost?

Weflip is absolutely free to use, because it makes money from the energy providers paying commission.

Because of this, there is a possibility that you may not be switched to the best deal on the market, as WeFlip does not work with every UK energy provider.

Nevertheless, the average savings speak for themselves.

Who can use Weflip?

You can use Weflip to switch your dual-fuel provider or just electricity.

Any household in England, Wales and Scotland can sign up, provided it uses a standard electricity, prepayment or economy 7 electricity meter.

You’ll have to be able to manage your account online and pay by direct debit.

How do I sign up?

Signing up to Weflip takes around three minutes.

To get started, navigate to weflip.com and click the “get flipping started” button.

You’ll be asked to fill in your address and details of your current energy tariff. You can estimate your current usage or enter exact figures.

After that, you’ll be shown a list of cheaper energy deals to move to straight away. Choose one and the switching process will begin!

Weflip will continue to monitor deals for you and automatically switch you every time it can save you at least £50 after exit fees (provided you haven’t switched in the past three months).

Are there alternatives?

  • Flipper searches the whole market every two weeks and will switch you whenever it can save you £50 after exit fees. Annual membership is £30, but this is only charged after your first switch.
  • Labrador is a free service that constantly looks for better deals from 45 providers. It will only switch you when it can save you £80 after exit fees. The company gives customers a device that ensures their smart meter keeps working after a switch.
  • Look After My Bills is a free service but will only automatically switch you when your current deal is coming to an end. You’ll receive £20 for every friend you refer.
  • Switchd has a free and a paid service. With the free service, it only compares suppliers that pay a commission. With the paid service, starting at £1.99 a month, it’ll search the whole market. By default, it searches for a new deal every six months. All tariffs are free until it saves you at least £50.

How can I contact Weflip?

Anyone can contact Weflip by emailing hello@weflip.com or calling 0800 470 4700 on weekdays between 09.00 and 17.30.

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