Utility Point Review

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Utility Point Review Summary

My Utility Point review will look at all the main areas you need to know about with this relatively new independent energy supplier. Utility Point was only founded last year so while it is still has a small customer base it as already proven to be quite popular.

Utility Point explains on their website that they believe in the rights of people taking back the control of their energy usage. They sum up their promise as being all about dedication, efficiency and finally in staying together.

There is a strong emphasis on customer protection as well as Utility Point believe customers should be protected from price rises and have access to greener energy. The dedication, efficiency, together mantra is repeated a lot throughout Utility Point’s website and certainly something that is at the heart of their business.

But do they live up to their promises? Because Utility Point is still a new supplier there aren’t as many sources for information about them. But they do have some impressive customer reviews on sites like TrustPilot. Let’s take a more in-depth look at Utility Point and see how this still young supplier is doing with my in-depth Utility Point review.

 

What tariffs do Utility Point offer?

Utility Point offers three main types of tariff a flexible plan, a saving plan based around cutting costs and finally a fixed plan called the Just Up. Each plan is also available for different amounts of time as well with the minimum being 12 months.

Their Just Up plan is certainly one that is pushed over the other two as it’s the only tariff that is actually detailed when you go to the tariff page of their website. To get more detailed information about their plans you have to enter your postcode and then wait for the results.

Unfortunately, this was more difficult than I expected it to be due to repeated error messages when attempting to search for postcodes. However, it did eventually bring up results and it would be unfair to hold this against First Utility as errors and technical difficulties do happen however it is something be aware of.

For being a small and new supplier it is commendable to see them offer a range of tariffs for gas, electricity and dual plans. The price will vary depending on where you live but this is standard practice for many energy suppliers and Utility Point do offer their domestic services throughout Great Britain.

 

How do Utility Point compare on price?

Utility Point’s cheap prices were noticed by a number of reviewers and the energy comparison site Selectra highlighted their very cheap prices as well saying that on average they can be around £300 cheaper than the big 6 energy suppliers on certain tariffs.

So, it would seem that Utility Point is certainly sticking to their promise of providing a better deal for customers. So, while information is quite limited I would certainly advise that anyone searching for a cheaper energy provider check out Utility Point.

 

What is Utility Point’s customer service like?

Being a relatively new supplier Utility Point don’t have a lot of in-depth reviews or information about them. Unlike other providers, there’s not a lot of information about their customer service on websites like Which or Citizens Advice.

However, from their TrustPilot reviews, we can see that many existing customers are happy with their service. With many reviewing highlighting Utility Point’s more “human” level of care, the referral rewards system is also very popular.

Although some reviews (even more positive ones) did highlight the slow speed of communication through both phone and email. Overall though it seems the majority of customers are happy with the service Utility Point is providing.

 

What do other Utility Point reviews say?

Again because they are still relatively new to the energy market my Utility Point reviews as had to look for other sources when it comes to reviews. Websites like the Citizens Advice and Which simply don’t have enough data yet on Utility Point yet.

However, thankfully TrustPilot is still a great source with plenty to offer. As mentioned previously Utility Point score quite well on TrustPilot, they currently hold 4 stars and a rating of 7.9 out of 10. 68% reviews also give them the highest rating of excellent while a further 9% give them a rating of great.

It’s a good score although there have been a few negative reviews recently which lowered their rating a bit with 18% of customers rating them as poor or bad. Utility Point also only have 185 reviews currently which is to be expected given that they only launched last year.

Their reviews on Google are less impressive with them only scoring 2.6 stars out of 5. However, the number of reviews is much smaller with their only being 32 currently. We only have limited data at the moment but Utility Point as certainly made a promising start that they should hopefully be able to improve upon in the future.

 

What is Utility Point’s website/app like?

 

Utility Point has a rather simple website which is easy to navigate. Unfortunately, unlike some alternative providers, Utility Point doesn’t seem to have a dedicated help section or FAQ. However, they provide a lot of contact information and offer online live chats so getting in touch with them for help should be quick and easy.

Their complaints section is also easy to find and straightforward as well. Overall outside of the help section and FAQ all the things you would expect to see are there and cleanly presented although as I mentioned earlier trying to input your postcode for detailed local information was setback by error messages.

Utility Point doesn’t yet offer an app either which isn’t overly surprising when you consider that they are still relatively new to the energy market.

 

How green is Utility Point’s energy?

At the moment I can’t say for sure in my Utility Point review how green their fuel mix is, as Utility Point has yet to officially publish that information. However, as no tariff currently on offer from Utility Points is published as 100% renewable we know it’s not likely to be that.

Utility Point does highlight the importance of providing a more eco-friendly service on their website but until their fuel mix is published we won’t know for sure if they stick to that promise.

 

Utility Point complaints

Again due to it still being quite new we don’t know a lot about how many complaints Utility Point receives on average and have no data to compare. However, one thing that I think is worthy of praise is that Utility Point have made their complaints procedure simple and easy. Check out this page for more information.

 

Utility Point login

Utility Point does have their own online customer portal that existing customers can easily log onto. Check out this link for more information, from their customer portal you can view and pay bills, view and submit meter readings, access usage information and much more.

 

Do they work with pre-payment meters?

Yes, Utility Point does offer pre-payment meters and plans for their customers although there are certain terms and conditions that come with using one.

 

Do they accept Economy 7?

No Utility Point does not accept Economy 7 at the moment.

 

Are they signed up to the Warm Home Discount?

No Utility Point don’t currently offer the Warm House discount. To see a list of suppliers who do check this link.

 

Are they signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee?

No, the Energy Switch Guarantee isn’t currently on offer from Utility Point. To find out more about the suppliers who do offer the Energy Switch guarantee check this link.

 

What billing options are available?

Utility Point offers a paperless service so payments and billing are all done online through their customer portal the UP Utility Hub.

 

Do they offer a smart meter? Do they accept smart meters?

Utility Point does not yet offer smart meters although they can still work with them, so if you already have a smart meter in your home you can switch to Utility Point without any issues.

 

Do they charge exit fees?

Utility Point does charge exit fees of £30 per fuel, however, their flexible-plans don’t currently have exit fees.

 

Will they offer to pay a customer’s exit fees when they join them?

Utility Point won’t pay a customer’s exit fees if they switch to them before their current plan ends. However, they do offer something similar, if you switch to Utility Point and do incur exit fees then Utility Point will refund the credit to your account. Although there is a maximum price of £36.00 so it may not cover the whole exit fee and you will need to supply proof as well.

 

Do they offer any incentives to customers to refer friends/family?

Considering they are still quite a young energy supplier Utility Point has an extensive reward scheme. If you refer a friend to Utility Point then you will both receive £25 credit on your accounts, you also automatically get a number of discounts just for joining Utility Point as well. Check out this page for the details.

 

What happens if you move home whilst with them?

Moving house with Utility Point is designed to be as simple as possible. You will need to inform them with at least two working days’ notice, then give them your new address and meter readings. If you have a smart meter this will be done automatically. Your existing plan will then be cancelled and a new one will be set-up in your new home, any exit fees will be credited to your new account.

 

Do they mention about the Priority Services Register?

The Priority Services Register is briefly mentioned in Utility Points Terms and Conditions page. However, rather than give any in-depth information it says to contact them for more information.

 

How to contact Utility Point

To conclude my Utility Point review I’ve listed all the contact information you could need.

Address:

Arena Business Centre

Holyrood Close,

Poole,

BH17 7FJ

Customer Service Number:03455 57 78 78

Live Chat:

Follow this link and click on the “chat with us live” tab.

Email:

Follow this link and click on the “send us a message” tab.

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 9am – 6:30pm.

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How do I switch to Utility Point?

The easiest way to switch to Utility Point is through The Energy Helpline’s comparison website here. This will allow you to check if Utility Point is one of the cheapest suppliers for you (tariffs vary based on your area) and will allow you to quickly and easily switch to them.