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16 October 2011


Save up to £800 this week by switching services

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, joins Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden on 5 live’s breakfast show from Monday 17 October to discuss how switching services could save you up to £800.

The series kicks off on Monday morning as they show the potential savings of switching your energy provider.

Save money, switch energy

Although most consumers can save money by switching their energy tariff, many don't due to the perception that switching is more hassle than it's worth. With Which? Switch, customers save an average of £237 per year.

Switching is also one of the topics on the agenda at the energy summit taking place on Monday 17 October.

Which? joins the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), energy suppliers and other consumer groups, to discuss ways to help consumers tackle energy issues this winter at the energy summit.

Competitive business

Throughout the week the breakfast team will be discussing how much money you could save by switching other products and services in your life.

In addition to financial savings, you could switch to services that offer better benefits or cover – such as in more comprehensive insurance policies.

Which? also encourages switching to improve competition and encourage better customer service across industries.

On Tuesday they'll be looking at the potential savings if you switch your supermarket or the brands you buy in your weekly shop, and on Wednesday, the saving you could make by switching insurance providers.

Findings from suggest consumers could be saving around £200 on their home insurance policies – but be sure you're getting the required cover before switching your policy.

Switch your savings

On Thursday the team will turn to the possible savings of switching your current or savings account.

We've calculated that UK savers are losing out to the tune of billions of pounds a year by keeping their money in average-paying accounts rather than Best Rate accounts.

This equates to every saver with an easy access or notice savings account or Isa missing out on more than £300 worth of interest each year.

Last but not least, on Friday well turn to the merits of switching your mobile phone tariff. We've found that a typical user on Which? mobile could save £60.

Get involved

1. Tune in to the 5 live breakfast show, Monday 17 October to Friday 21 October.
2. Let us know if you've switched providers – register if you've voted with your feet.
3. Tweet @WhichAction and let us know how much you've saved.

More on this...

  • Find out why voting with your feet makes businesses work harder
  • Visit Which? Switch to find out what you could save on your energy bill
  • Listen to Gareth Shaw's money saving switching tips in the Which? money podcast