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April 20, 2020
LBC Radio - How to Minimise Energy Usage while at Home

There are a number of things you can do to use less energy while stuck in the house, you can find our handy hints guide on our blog post and Mark Gutteridge, Flipper’s MD has done a number of radio interviews on this subject. You can listen to his appearance on LBC last week here

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February 11, 2019
Still The Best Energy Auto-switching Service

As the latest increase on the price cap kicks in on April 1st 2019 we'll no doubt start to see prices rise accordingly. The Sun's Daniel Jones, takes a close look at all the energy auto switching sites. Flipper who were the first auto-switching service in the UK, remains the best in finding you the cheapest energy deals.

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December 17, 2018
Flipper's Mark Gutteridge Joins BBC Business News - Energy Auto-Switching

Energy auto-switching service - Flipper joins the BBC's Sally Bundock and Maryam Moshiri on BBC Business Live news. MD, Mark Gutteridge talks explains how new advanced tech is changing the switching industry and helps customers overpaying for energy.

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November 28, 2018
Average UK householder pays £37,331 too much for bills in their lifetime.

YourMoney, The Sun and The Daily Mirror all covered Flipper's Futility Bill calculator which showed that UK householders will pay an average of £37,331 too much for utilities and insurance in their lifetime. The calculator is designed to help people understand how much they unwittingly overpay to energy and insurance companies.

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October 15, 2018
Flipping the switch on market complaint.

Up to 10 per cent of a household’s annual bill goes to the comparison sites they used to switch provider, rather than on energy. Flipper are completely independent and don't charge any supplier commissions. Flipper lodged a complaint with Ofgem demanding that customers moving supplier know exactly how much the online broker is being paid by the energy providers, and whether they are actually getting the best deal.

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August 8, 2018
British Gas to increase energy prices for the second time this year.

British Gas parent company, Centrica, have announced another price increase affecting 3.5 million customers starting from 1st October on their standard variable tariff (SVT). It's the second increase this year (5.5% increase in April) and this means the average bill will rise by another £44, taking it to £1,205 a year.

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July 9, 2018
EDF to increase prices — again

EDF have announced to in increase their pricing for the second time this year. The Times, Money Made Easy have referenced Flipper in Top Tip: "Automatic switching services like Flipper help householders keep on top of energy price hikes."

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July 1, 2018
Energy firms block automatic switching to rivals

"New services such as Flipper have grown in popularity because they take the hassle out of comparing suppliers and moving between them. Customers who stay with the same firm for over a year typically pay £350 more than they need to." Ali Hussain, The Sunday Times. Ofgem states that automatic switching services like Flipper “make it easier for consumers to continuously get better deals without having to make the switch themselves”, and they have also “made it clear that suppliers need to work with these services”.

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October 12, 2017
Will the energy price cap push up prices for fixed tariffs?

Steve Smith, of energy switching firm Flipper, said the move could stifle competition and discourage switching between suppliers - which is the best way to slash your bill.

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October 12, 2017
Energy price cap plans to be revealed

Steve Smith, director of energy switching firm Flipper and former Ofgem board member, said a cap could push up fixed fees. "A regulated price means people will switch off and think 'the government's looking after me',"

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June 21, 2017
Wessex Water’s new acquisition provides value for customers

Wessex Water Limited has acquired Flipper - an innovative and hassle-free service for energy customers to save money on their bills.

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June 6, 2017
If everyone was using Flipper, energy prices would become standardised and the battle would have to move elsewhere.

Customers are sick of getting a good deal in year one only to see prices rocket when renewal comes around. Surely, there's an answer to a problem that both the industry and its customers hate.

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May 11, 2017
Flipper makes energy switching easy with Google Home

Flipper’s goal is to make energy switching hassle-free, and while we’ve been successful in achieving this, technology like Google Home allows us to go even further.

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February 28, 2017
The AA partners with Flipper to launch energy switching service with £150 money-saving guarantee - but you must sign up for boiler cover

The AA has launched an energy switching service, which promises savings of £150 for dual fuel customers, and £200 for roadside members, or it will pay the difference.

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February 21, 2017
The ‘lazy’ ways to make and save money

If you value your time over the effort needed to save a few quid, these websites take the aggro out of saving and making you money…but for a fee.

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February 15, 2017
Switching: the future is... bot?

We’re closer to that personal assistant being a bot than you might think. It is easy to envisage bots, with access to our smart energy feeds and personal data, integrating with switching services like Flipper to make them more accessible and bespoke.

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November 19, 2016
I cut my bills by £400 a month

As a perfect storm brews to put up energy bills, experts say act NOW for the best deal

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November 9, 2016
Switch delays cost the UK around £240 million a year!

Flipper suggests that delays in switching are reducing the size of that saving. It estimates that around £240 million a year is lost to consumers as a result of switches that take weeks or even months to complete.

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September 29, 2016
What price comparison sites don't tell you

How comparison sites make money, what they include, what they definitely don't include and whether they help at all is all being targeted by an official investigation

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September 7, 2016
At last! A way to save money on energy without expending much energy

Unlike comparison websites, Flipper does not receive a penny from suppliers, so there is no incentive for it to promote or exclude any deals.

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August 29, 2016
New service Flipper offers to do energy switching for you

Many people are overpaying for their gas and electricity, by around £200 according to recent government estimates, often because switching to another company is seen as too much hassle. But a company called Flipper is offering a service where it will do the hard work for you, for a small fee.

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July 30, 2016
Are you paying too much around the house?

Sarah Pennells is looking at ways to make your money go further around the house when it comes to bills, food shopping and other costs. To help Sarah show you the best way to save money, she is joined by Hilal Kanafani, co-founder of Flipper, Kevin Pratt of Moneysupermarket and Naomi Willis, of the Skint Dad website.

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July 5, 2016
Michael Robinson interviews Flipper

Michael Robinson: "The thing that, for me, really separates you from all the other switching sites is that you say you won’t take commission. How can you run a business without it?" Talal Fathallah: "We charge our customers £30 a year for access to the service. We won’t charge unless we’ve identified a deal that saves at least £50 per year, so by signing up you’re effectively guaranteed £30 of benefit. That in itself is plenty to sustain us as a business. We’ve actually been offered commission by some energy companies but we turned it down, reason being that there would be a real conflict of interest for us if we were to accept commission payments."

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July 4, 2016
Can smart switching cut your energy bills?

A new generation of energy switching services is emerging, claiming to offer better ways for millions of people to cut their gas and electricity bills.

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June 7, 2016
How to save up to £300 on your energy bills easily with Flipper?

Do you wish you could save money on your energy bills but don’t really know how or where to go about it? It is one of those household jobs that can have a huge impact on family finances but one of the jobs I shy away from.

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June 7, 2016
How can start-ups disrupt existing markets for the benefit of customers?

Marketers are taught that the customer is king. However, companies seemingly forget this principle by putting their own needs first.

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May 23, 2016
How I saved £816 on my energy bills with no effort at all

Families spend £400 too much on energy each year, and yet very few of us get round to switching deals. Londoner Stephen Brewster was one of the many Brits fed up with the long, drawn-out process of finding a better energy tariff. Then he came across Flipper, which styles itself as “your personal energy shopper”.

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May 22, 2016
New soldier-led energy supplier takes on Big Six with 'military efficiency' - and it is easy to switch

Three hundred pounds a year feels like an awful lot of money to lose when it is to pay for a parking fine or overdue tax. But as an excess payment on energy bills, apparently millions of people are too lethargic to do anything about it.

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April 26, 2016
Tech Pitch: Flipper Community

Flipper is a personal energy manager. Our members sign up in seconds without the need to give us any energy provider or usage information. We connect to their online energy account and use their actual usage data to match them to the best deal in the market. We switch them automatically and then run a check every three months to ensure they are kept on the best deal.

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April 21, 2016
Flipper automatically switches energy suppliers for you

You may like the idea of constantly switching energy supplier for a cheaper deal, but who has the time? While Onedox will alert you to the best deals, so that you can make that decision, I’ve just heard about Flipper, the “personal energy shopper”.

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April 19, 2016
Why Changing Energy Providers Is Good For The Environment And Your Pocket

Changing energy providers doesn’t have to be the ‘big headache’ that many people may think it is. It is now far easier to change your energy providers, and if you do make a switch you will not just save money but you could actually be doing some good for the environment too.

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April 16, 2016
New this week: Energy Bills

Bored with constantly having to switch gas and electricity suppliers to find the best deal? A new service promises to take away the hassle — For a fee of £30. will automatically move your account to the lowest-cost provider, searching for and switching to the best possible tariffs as they arise, rather than being a simple comparison service. It says users will save £200 — £300 a year, and it will refund the £30 fee if savings are less than £50. Meanwhile, GB energy this week launched a dual-fuel tariff which it says will cost the average household just £755 a year. Patrick Collinson

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April 12, 2016
Saving systems for the lazy

Should you try and save money by constantly moving energy suppliers, mobile phone contracts and credit card companies? Should you make sure you make the most of every penny of your savings by moving from bank to bank as rates change? And should you be constantly watching the charges on your current account just in case they rise when you aren’t watching?

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April 9, 2016
Guide for lazy switchers: How to make someone else do the work while you save cash by moving to a better energy deal

Gas and electricity bills have risen sharply in recent years. But few householders take their business to a rival supplier often enough – if at all – despite an opportunity to save hundreds of pounds a year. A new company called Flipper says it will not only compare tariffs on your behalf, but organise the switch automatically too – up to four times a year.

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April 4, 2016
Energy tariffs rise to 800, increasing complexity of choice and making it harder to save money

Traditionally there have been 20 energy tariffs per provider, now there will be 800 – making it harder for consumers to find the right energy tariff to save up to £400 per year. Flipper offers a way to disrupt the price comparison market by making energy switching simpler. With machine intelligence it automatically switches its subscribers to the best tariff.

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March 18, 2016
CMA report into energy market says it is ripe for disruption and innovation

The investigation of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the energy market has once again highlighted that the market is ripe for disruption and innovation. The regulator’s draft report, which was released following its investigation on 10thMarch 2016, shows that there is a long way to go before it works properly for consumers and business customers.

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March 17, 2016
CMA energy report shows market ripe for disruption

The regulator’s draft report, which was released following its investigation on 10th March 2016, shows that there is a long way to go before it works properly for consumers and business customers. Dr. Nigel Evans, Chairman of Flipper, welcomed the findings. “The CMA’s report confirms the problem that around 17 million households in the UK could be saving between £310 and £360 by switching energy but the fact is, they aren’t doing it,” he said. “This is primarily due to the process of switching being time consuming and far too complicated for consumers to navigate.”

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March 1, 2016
New auto-switch services launch: will they change the game for energy customers?

Fine ambitions on increasing customer switching run into one problem: it’s a tedious business, and one that can leave you uncertain, on switching sites, whether you really have got a better deal. New auto-switch service could change that

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