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“Monthly direct debit doubled”

Written on: 13/06/2016

Only with First Utility for 6 months, within a few months direct debit doubled from previous 4 years. I joined at start of winter so ended up in arrears by end of winter as you would expect, they then wanted me to pay up all arrears and then doubled direct debit for winter rate approaching summer, needless to say I would end up with a sizeable credit by end of summer. It doesn't take a mathmetician to work out that what we were paying would have averaged out by the end of the year. I will… Read Full Review

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“Keep well away and don't fall for the so called offers!”

Written on: 16/05/2016 by moby79 (24 reviews written)

since joining first utility in May 2015, they agreed to charge £39 per month for the usage by direct debit. I agreed as seemed up front and as the wording online States they check your account regular to ensure as your usage goes up and down they will adjust your direct debit to ensure you are not left with any surprise bills at the end of the contract period. My DD was reduced in the winter period to indicate I was using below the consumption estimated and as I believed they was reviewing on… Read Full Review

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“First utility have teamed up with a company called the...”

Written on: 12/05/2016 by LiaMcGraw (1 review written)

First utility have teamed up with a company called the zinc company. The zinc company are well known on the Internet: they harass people so badly that they end up paying first utility and the zinc group money they do not owe,but both companies claim they do owe money. Beware!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“First-utility = customer last”

Written on: 02/03/2016

After transfer to first utility in August to pay by monthly Paper bill the process has been a nightmare. I receive first 3 bills for dual fuel The electricity details had been entered incorrectly hence bills were wrong After 20 phone calls & emails to resolve problem (5 hours on phone ) nothing happens Plenty of promises All accept their fault all blame back office ?? I am now 4months behind with payment having not received any bills more promises today which so far have come to nothing… Read Full Review

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“Pensioner Rip Offs”

Written on: 14/02/2016 by Legin37 (1 review written)

I have been with First Utility for a number of years, I started a new 12 month contract in April 2015, within a month they tried to increase my DD by 20%, saying that my current DD would leave me in debit, regardless of the fact that their calculation of my DD for the contract was £110 and I was paying £123 per month and already in credit. In November 2015 they emailed me and told me my DD was being increased from £123 to £177 because of my energy usage, ignoring the fact that I was… Read Full Review

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“Over an Hour on the phone, no help, website full of...”

Written on: 12/02/2016 by Lynnnewton (1 review written)

Well, after a couple of issues with my bank, I had 2 direct debits returned with First Utility. Remembering I have been an Energy customer for over 25 years, and have been with them for 18 months, astonished to receive:- A threat letter :- This will involve them calling you or visiting your home. If unsuccessful, they will get a warrant to enter your home and fit a prepayment meter or cut off your supply, both of which may cost you money. If we pass your account over to our Field Collection… Read Full Review

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“NEVER AGAIN”

Written on: 11/02/2016 by ireneyoung (1 review written)

At first no problems switching but when we moved house & had to go with other supplier that's when problems started. First Utility closed our account sent us cheque as we were in credit then harassed us with emails, debt collectors to get money back even although they sent email confirming it was their mistake & that we did not owe the money. NEVER AGAIN I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND FIRST UTILITY… Read Full Review

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“Not a Great Experience, Not Good Value & Terrible Service”

Written on: 17/01/2016 by CristianMcNamara39 (1 review written)

Awful Experience with First Utility...Two Successful Complaints to the energy Ombudsman in les than two years! * Overcharged (FACT) * Random Billing (FACT) * Wrong Tariff Applied (FACT) * No Billing generated for nearly a year (FACT) * Online Account has never worked properly (FACT) * Unable to submit meter readings online (FACT) * Rude Customer service to us (FACT) * Not Cheaper than our previous supplier (FACT) Both complaints to the Energy Ombudsman upheld and First Utility held to… Read Full Review

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“Never had an issue”

Written on: 02/01/2016 by Amh01 (4 reviews written)

Been with first utility a good while now. My DD is the correct amount for how much I use l, my questions have been responded to in a timely manor. My bills are cheaper than anyone else can match. Don't see what everyone else is moaning about. It's sad that when people experience something good they will do little to write a review but have a bad experience and they are the first to leave multiple reviews slagging companies off. As a small business owner I know it's important to let people… Read Full Review

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“Avoid!”

Written on: 17/12/2015 by ALAN CLARK (2 reviews written)

For some reason they ask me to submit a meter reading every month, despite the fact that they send a man round every month to read it anyway! On top of that he leaves the door unlocked every time, despite me making a complaint. The last straw was when I had to get up in the middle of the night to stop the door from banging in the wind. Avoid them like the plaque!… Read Full Review

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Alan Clark's Response to ALAN CLARK's Review

Written on: 01/03/2016

In addition, I have been unable to get a refund of the credit in my account. I emailed them - no answer. i tweeted them. No answer. I phoned them, and they said they would make the payment then, but I am still waiting a week later. Time for a letter to the regulator.

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“shockingingly bad!”

Written on: 10/12/2015 by ppphh (1 review written)

I ceased using gas in June 2014, final gas read to this company the following month, I retained electricity supply til November whe the deal ended then moved to Extra Energy for my fuel. At the changeover I was owed 529 pounds for overpayments made to First Utility - it is now December 2015 and zero amounts have been refunded to me. Instead I have been receiving monthly requests for a meter reads and a number bills detailing gas usage throughout the year - for a meter they removed in February… Read Full Review

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“Not even worth 1 star but cant submit review without.”

Written on: 26/11/2015 by BrynnCastillo (1 review written)

The worst company I have ever had the misfortune to deal with, I moved to them from British Gas and had nothing but problems from day one. I was never able to access my on line account and was forced to cancel in the end for fear of getting into debt as I had no idea how much energy I was using. Nearly 18 months after leaving them they have finally managed to produce a final bill claiming I owe them money despite previous emails claiming that I had paid everything I owed. Avoid at all costs… Read Full Review

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Written on: 10/12/2015

g gas in June 2014, final gas read to this company the following month, I retained electricity supply til November whe the deal ended then moved to Extra Energy for my fuel. At the changeover I was owed 529 pounds for overpayments made to First Utility - it is now December 2015 and zero amounts have been refunded to me. Instead I have been receiving monthly requests for a meter reads and a number bills detailing gas usage throughout the year - for a meter they removed in February. I have at present a case manager, in the employ of First Utility, who today finally acknowledged the meter removal. This is after a lot of back and forth over the year and various false promises and statements made by them regarding a refund. They even sent a man out to read the meter. The worrying thing for me is that I now face the situation without help from the energy ombudsman as they will not entertain scenarios which are established more than nine months previous. I am flabbergasted, the truth is if I had owed them the money I would have found myself in court som

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“The Worst Energy Supplier, be warned! ”

Written on: 13/11/2015 by 83Ford (1 review written)

poor customer service messy you up with your payment poor transfer process and always have an excuse to blame another party. the list goes on, I'm warning you stay away from First Utility. don't be fooled by their price plan at the end you will pay more than your previous supplier. … Read Full Review

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“still taking direct debits”

Written on: 27/08/2015 by Irina66 (1 review written)

I switched from First Utility last month, at the time I was around £400 in credit. I expected them to refund me this money but to date they have not and when I received my bank statement this morning I find that they are still taking £85 per month from my account. I telephoned them but was still listening to music on the line when my call went dead after 20 minutes waiting. It looks as though I will have to report them in any hope of getting a refund for the overpayment… Read Full Review

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“customer service abysmal, impossible to leave!”

Written on: 07/07/2015 by Hogan258 (1 review written)

I left FirstUtility a year ago and despite contacting the home movers department and giving them my final meter readings, I continued to be billed and even threatened with damaged credit ratings by an external agency. I have spent many hours queueing or on hold, listening to the same 30 seconds of dreadful music on a loop, to be falsely assured that the problem will be resolved. FirstUtility staff frequently deny what is written in my records (until at my insistence they eventually acknowledge… Read Full Review

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“nightmare company dont use them”

Written on: 02/07/2015 by Christiandl8 (1 review written)

This company are a nightmare you cant get to speak to anyone and after hours on the phone trying to sort stuff out it hasn't been done so you have to ring back. They will over charge for your account then you cant get it back they are a complete nightmare mostly because you cant get through to anyone to sort stuff out it takes ages just to find the phone number. Take my advise do not use this company… Read Full Review

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“Atrocious Customer Service”

Written on: 27/06/2015 by Cailynf293 (1 review written)

The worst Utility Company I have encountered by a mile. Have to wait for hours to get through their phone lines and then be fobbed off by jobs worth customer service team. To add insult to injury, I receive threatening letters for their inability to resolve the issues in the first place… Read Full Review

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“ FIRST UTILITY keep away you have been warned ”

Written on: 18/06/2015 by carolineharrogate (2 reviews written)

I was a first utility customer for a year until I found a cheaper supplier and switched, this is when the problem started they are incapable of final billing you correctly i have called and called waited for hours to speak to some one to request a final bill and confirmation of the rates this bill is being issued at no still not received. What I have received is some one else's bill who I will write to and advise I have all her payment history. 4 reminder letters requesting different amounts… Read Full Review

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“dreadful company”

Written on: 13/06/2015 by LarrySanchez411 (1 review written)

Stay away from these clowns. Wrong or none existent bills, no response from queries, no help when requested. Useless. No amount of low cost tariffs is worth it… Read Full Review

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“half the price of what I used to pay”

Written on: 10/06/2015 by lilyanne1234 (1 review written)

My monthly direct debit used to be £106 per month with n power.I switched a year ago and my monthly bill is approximately half that with first utility.I absolutely recommend them,no problems,only great savings… Read Full Review

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