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Adjusting direct debit

  • 19 September 2019
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I dont want to reduce my energy bill in summer and increase in winter, I want a constant overpaying bill
How do I change this?

It makes it very hard to move suppliers when a lump sum is outstanding that has built up because I am underpaying on your terms?
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Best answer by stephenrand 19 September 2019, 11:26

Hi NorthantsPete
As this is your first post, welcome to the Pure Planet community! When you post here you are not talking directly to Pure Planet but to your fellow customers. They are usually a helpful bunch!

The lower summer payments and higher winter payments are a key built-in feature of the Pure Planet offer. Many of us find it quite a helpful way of avoiding an over large credit during the summer.

I can't fully understand your concern, because the system is intended to keep you in credit roughly equivalent to one month's payment (because you are paying in advance). If you have built up a significant debt then something is not quite right - you could be using more energy than last year, and/or your payments need adjustment. Pure Planet review your account every six months and suggest an adjustment to your direct debit payments if necessary. You can alsomake a one-off payment if you want to.

Finally, I wouldn't worry about the account balance if you want to switch - after you have left, Pure Planet will send you a final bill (keep your direct debit open). I've never heard of an account that has included regularly paid direct debit payments ever being blocked for a switch.

Hope that helps. Post here again if not...
Stephen
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Hello and welcome.
This is the payment method of choice from PP with the higher/lower payments. You can if you wish increase the monthly payment in the summer and then reduce in the winter by asking via wattbot, to balance out your payments. Balance depending that is.
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Hi NorthantsPete
As this is your first post, welcome to the Pure Planet community! When you post here you are not talking directly to Pure Planet but to your fellow customers. They are usually a helpful bunch!

The lower summer payments and higher winter payments are a key built-in feature of the Pure Planet offer. Many of us find it quite a helpful way of avoiding an over large credit during the summer.

I can't fully understand your concern, because the system is intended to keep you in credit roughly equivalent to one month's payment (because you are paying in advance). If you have built up a significant debt then something is not quite right - you could be using more energy than last year, and/or your payments need adjustment. Pure Planet review your account every six months and suggest an adjustment to your direct debit payments if necessary. You can alsomake a one-off payment if you want to.

Finally, I wouldn't worry about the account balance if you want to switch - after you have left, Pure Planet will send you a final bill (keep your direct debit open). I've never heard of an account that has included regularly paid direct debit payments ever being blocked for a switch.

Hope that helps. Post here again if not...
Stephen

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