We’d like to start by thanking you for switching to Utilita – we can’t wait for you to join us! Once you’ve signed up to us, you’ll be in the 14-day cooling off period, during this time you can cancel your agreement with us if you change your mind (we hope this won’t be the case though). After this time, we’ll start processing your switch from your old supplier and we’ll send you your new top-up cards - you should then switch to us within 15 working days, with your cards arriving within 5 working days of your energy switching to us. If your top-up cards have not arrived by the time you switch, you’ll be able to find your top-up e-cards for your smart meter in the My Utilita app. If you have an older style key/card meter, you’ll be able to continue topping up with your existing cards until your new key/card arrive.
When you switch to us your smart meter balance will be set to £0.50, this means you’ll have access to the £15 Emergency Credit if you need it. Follow the steps in our help video to activate your Emergency Credit.
Please note, if you have any credit left on your smart meter before you switch to us, you’ll need to speak with your old supplier to find out how they’ll refund this back to you.
No, you can sit back and relax, we’ll handle the whole process for you. The transfer will be completely seamless as the same pipes and wires are used by all suppliers.
We hope this won't be the case, but if you decide to cancel your agreement withing the 14-day cooling off period, all you have to do is confirm this in writing using the form enclosed in your Welcome Book, or call our Customer Switching Team on 0330 3337 432.
No, we don’t lock our customers in a contract. We work hard to ensure our customers want to stay with us, however you’re free to move to another supplier at any time - with no exit fees.
We are licensed by Ofgem, the energy regulator, to provide gas and electricity to domestic households. We meet all required industry regulations, and our tariff is protected by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) price cap.
We can’t guarantee that prices aren’t going to change, but we’ll always ensure that our tariffs stay highly competitive. It’s our belief that customers should be rewarded for paying for their energy up front, rather than being penalised with higher tariffs.
By specialising in smart prepayment metering, we also eliminate the costs of regular meter readings, estimated bills and quarterly statements, so we can pass these savings on to you. If we do need to increase our prices, we’ll always notify you at least 30 days in advance - so, you’ll have time to make sure you’re on the best tariff for you.
No, once you switch to us, we’ll offer you a free smart meter install. If you already have a smart meter but it’s not compatible with our system, we’ll offer to install one of our smart meters to ensure you receive all the perks of our smart metering system.
Your switch should go through within 32 days of you signing up to Utilita, however in some cases it may take longer if the switch is rejected by your current supplier. Your switch may be rejected because:
Debt Assignment Protocol
It may take a while for the debt to finish transferring to us, so it’s very unlikely that you’ll need to start making repayments the day your supply is switched to us.
Once your debt is ready, we’ll check to see if you’ve had your smart meter(s) installed. If you have, you’ll receive a message on your In-Home Display when the transferred debt has been added to your meter(s). The debt will then be recovered by taking 35% of your top-ups, meaning that £0.35 for every £1 your top-up will go towards the outstanding amount, until this has been repaid.
If you don’t have your smart meter(s) fitted yet, we will contact you to arrange an install. If for any reason this can’t be completed, we will work with you to find another way for you to make payments towards this.
If you have any concerns about the amount you are repaying, you can find advice about paying for your energy here.
If you are a Pay As You Go customer, you won’t receive any bills as you’ll pay for your energy upfront. Once you have been with us for a full 12 months, you can request an annual statement - this is for your reference only and is not payable.
Once you have your smart meter installed, you’ll have access to many of our perks that are there to help you save money and energy. You can: View your energy usage in real-time on your In-Home Display, check your balance or top-up on the go with My Utilita, get energy saving advice tailored to your home with Smart Score, plus much more.
While we’d love to keep supplying you, you’re welcome to switch at any time – all you’d need to do is contact the supplier you’d like to switch to. If you have between £20 - £500 of debt on your Pay as You Go meter, you’ll need to ask the new supplier to transfer the debt with you, when you switch.
To initiate your new supplier’s Debt Assignment protocol, we’ll object the transfer request. However, as long as your new supplier agree to the amount of debt on your account, your switch will go through and the repayments for the debt will be arranged with your new supplier.
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