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By: Yvonne Adams / On: Monday, October 16th, 2017 / Category: Water

We do take this utility for granted – it’s a cost you expect to pay and yet who knows how it’s charged or what options you have to manage these costs? If you’re unsure whether you’re getting billed correctly, take the following steps to make sure you’re optimally set up: 1) Do you have a […]

By: Yvonne Adams / On: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 / Category: Gas & Electricity

Switcher’s Delight

If you’re a renter, don’t let pesky landlords make you think you aren’t allowed to decide for yourself which utilities suppliers you can use. According to OFGEM, there’s been a surge in people switching energy supplier, up 30% in Jan-May 2017. Still, most renters in the UK say they’ve never switched energy supplier, and one […]

By: Thomas / On: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 / Category: Gas & Electricity

What Will Energy Price Caps Mean For You

What would government proposals to cap household energy bills mean for you? Well, the first thing to note is that these are just proposals, so we don't know if they will be implemented or what the details of the cap would be. However, based on reports in the press here is a quick overview of what an Energy Price Cap could mean for you.

On: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 / Category: Gas & Electricity

What Is A ‘Standard Variable’ Energy Tariff – and why should you care?

What is a ‘standard variable’ rate tariff? A ‘standard variable’ rate tariff (sometimes called a ‘standard rate’) is an Energy suppliers 'standard' tariff, which all customers are on unless they have chosen to purchase a specific other tariff, such as a fixed price tariff. Around 20 million energy customers in Britain are on 'standard variable' rate tariffs, and so there is a good chance you could be one of those. Why should you care? If you are on a standard tariff, the unit prices (the ‘rate’ presented in £ per KwH) you’ll pay for gas or electricity could go up or down at any time and it is generally more expensive than other plans suppliers can offer you. So, if you are one of the 20 million energy customers in Britain on a standard variable tariff, you could be missing out on considerable savings. At Huru we work with selected energy partners to bring customers excellent fixed price tariffs, that can help you control your costs for up to a year. This means you are unlikely to see large changes in your utility costs and you can have more control over how much you are spending. Energy companies make large profits by enticing customers with very competitive new joiner tariffs, and then when those end customers are automatically switched to the more expensive standard variable tariffs. We at Huru always have the customers best interest at heart, which is why we promise our customers that we will never let you get switched to the standard variable tariff. We will always remind you when you should switch to a new tariff, and find great deals for you to make sure you are saving money.

By: Thomas / On: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Student Bills Package

Students want the best bills package for them, but most utility providers don’t focus on how they can deliver services to meet student’s unique needs. We recognise that students want, clear and simple billing, no hidden fees and very transparent bills. Students don’t want to get tied in to long and expensive contracts, but want flexibility. Students especially don’t want to end up spending ages on the phone trying to sort out accounts with customer service, and they really don’t want to feel like they’re being taken for a ride with extortionate bills. This is what makes Huru different. We have thought hard about how to make buying and managing utility bills really simple for students.

By: Thomas / On: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 / Category: Water

How Huru Manages Your Water Bills

Huru is able to set up your account with your water company for you. Estimate what your water bills will be. Break those down in to easy monthly instalments for you. And liaise with your water company to make sure your bills are correct and are getting paid on time, all at no extra cost.

By: Thomas / On: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Stress-Less Student Living

Students can face many stresses, from heavy workload, to homesickness, to social anxiety and financial worries. We know that living with housemates can be a serious cause of stress and concern for many students. So here are a few tips and ideas on how to make sure your shared living experience is great!

By: Thomas / On: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 / Category: Water

What You Need To Know About Water Bills

Water bills can be very confusing, but don't worry, we at Huru know everything there is to know about water billing and have put together some useful tips for you here. From how water companies create bills, to how they calculate what your bill is, we've outlined it all for you.

By: Thomas / On: Monday, January 16th, 2017 / Category: Tips

5 Ways To Help Manage Your Finances Payday to Payday

Students and young professionals often find it difficult to manage budgets and keep control of their finances payday to payday. Here are a few tips on how to save money, manage payments and get the best deals on your bills. These could hopefully help you manage your student loans or make payments for rent.

By: Thomas / On: Friday, January 13th, 2017 / Category: Our Services

How Do You Manage Your Utility Bills In Rented Homes?

Generation rent is not catered for by traditional utility providers who look to sell contracts to individual account holders in a property. For renters who live in shared houses, this causes stress, confusion and costs. Huru is able to use advanced technology and outstanding service to truly understand the needs of customers in rented and shared houses. Which means Huru can quickly set up customers utility accounts for them, receive and check their bills, and then split those bills automatically between housemates.