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Scandal: Scots anger over energy price rise

Founder and chief executive of Switchcraft.co.uk, Andrew Long said the “biggest scandal” in the energy market is still the way the most vulnerable customers pay the most. “It should be illegal for prepayment customers to be charged more”

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The Herald
February 6 2021

Regulator raises energy price cap for UK consumers by nearly 10%

Switchcraft said it made “no sense” to increase prices when 2.1m families were already behind on their bills. “The biggest scandal in the energy market is still the way the most vulnerable customers pay the most”.

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The Financial Times
February 5 2021

Why is my power firm allowed to hold on to £830 of MY money?

Andrew Long is chief executive of Switchcraft which automatically moves customers on to cheaper gas and electricity tariffs. He says: ‘Energy suppliers love to keep your account in credit and then use your money to run their business.”

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This is Money
January 9 2021

10 simple ways to get richer in 2021

‘I enjoy the warm feeling of knowing I’m not overpaying without having to do anything myself. The switches all happen in the background, my direct debit is changed automatically – and I just get an email saying it’s been done.’

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This is Money
December 26 2020
house on street

Loyalty to your energy supplier doesn’t pay – switch

“With some suppliers understandably behind on their bills with the pandemic, I wouldn’t be surprised if more suppliers quietly bump up direct-debit payment demands,” says Andrew Long, chief executive of Switchcraft

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Money Week
December 22 2020

How to foil sneaky tricks energy giants use to hang on to piles of YOUR cash

Some industry experts believe suppliers will be keener than ever to hoard customers’ overpayments. Andrew Long is chief executive of Switchcraft, an auto-switching service that moves customers on to cheaper energy deals on their behalf.

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This is Money
December 13 2020

Experts warn households could be forced onto more expensive energy tariff with new supplier

Andrew Long, founder of Switchcraft, warns that there are signs other suppliers could be struggling.

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This is Money
October 18 2020

Tonik Energy goes bust

Andrew Long, CEO and founder of Switchcraft.co.uk, says: “Today’s news about Tonik energy isn’t a surprise given their £8.7m Renewables Obligation debt…”

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Your Money
October 6 2020

You & Yours: Loyalty Penalty

Switchcraft Founder Andrew Long discusses how the loyalty penalty is still costing £369 a year and what can be done to tackle it.

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BBC Radio 4
August 21 2020

You & Yours: Energy Cap

The energy regulator OFGEM has announced it will be significantly cutting how much energy providers can charge people on Standard Variable tariffs. Switchcraft Founder Andrew Long highlights how it’s still important to switch to find a good deal.

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BBC Radio 4
August 7 2020
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