Last updated on 5th November 2019

Energy prices still rising despite attempt to end the ‘loyalty tax’

Something’s gotta give before Aussies fight back…

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Australia has a power system “10 times more reliable than it needs to be.” So why are consumers still paying top dollar?

Even after the recent attempt to save you from the ‘loyalty tax’—the price customers often pay for not shopping around and staying with their current retailer who “re-prices” them to a more expensive option—energy prices are still rising.

The Government’s Default Market Offer (DMO) reforms started on July 1. They were supposed to put an end to outrageously expensive standing offers and false discounting across the retail energy market.

Instead, it seems the situation has only become worse. Power prices are skyrocketing back to the levels they were over a year ago.

The reregulation of the market has seen power prices rise and competition between rival suppliers slow down. That’s not a recipe for consumer satisfaction. Why has this been the case?

The DMO was supposed to work like a price cap, but it’s become more of a price comparison model instead. The DMO may be the default price, but it’s not necessarily the most competitive price for consumers on the old and expensive standing offers.

This means many Aussies might have to end up forking out more in the coming months.

Luckily, you don’t need to be a part of the herd.

At ElectricityandGas.com.au, Aussies can find the best deal on the market today to make sure their current companies are not charging them over and above the new DMO.

We all need energy, but it’s not worth getting short-changed for.

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Step 1: Select your State below.
Step 2: After answering a few questions, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes in your area and could be eligible for significant savings.

Despite rising prices, there’s still a chance to get energy for a cheaper price. And some of the smaller suppliers are offering great-value deals that you might not know about.

Just look at the variation between the highest price and lowest price being charged in Melbourne’s CBD alone right now:

That’s a whopping saving of nearly $500.

This data shows that some retailers are charging 14 per cent above the reference price (not so great), while other retailers are charging 19 per cent below the reference price (good news for you!)

Similar differences can be seen across central business districts in other states, too. Bear in mind, however, that this does not represent prices across other areas in the states.

Check the stats out below:

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SA


 
As you can see, huge savings could be just a click away.

The easiest way to find out how much you can save is to jump on ElectricityandGas.com.au today and use the handy comparison tool.

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This article is opinion only and should not be taken as financial advice.