Paying your bill
There are various ways you can pay for your energy and we can offer a range of plans to suit your budget.
|Quarterly Variable Direct Debit||Monthly Fixed Direct Debit||Receipt of Bill|
|Overview||You pay for what you use each quarter straight from your bank account.||You pay the same amount each month straight from your bank account.||You pay for what you use each quarter via cash, cheque or card.|
|Payment frequency||Quarterly - you'll have 5 working days to check you're happy with your bill, before we collect your payment automatically 5 working days later.||Monthly - choose a payment day to suit you.||Quarterly - you'll have 14 calendar days from the date on your bill to pay for your energy.|
|Your payment amount||Variable depending on the energy you've used in the 3 months prior to your bill being issued. You will be required to submit meter readings to avoid estimated bills.||Set at 1/12th of your annual forecasted usage. Your set monthly payment amount is reviewed during the year to ensure you're paying the right amount for what you use and you'll be advised if it needs to change.||Variable depending on the energy you've used in the 3 months prior to your bill being issued.|
|Bill or statement||Bill every 3 months||Statement every 6 months||Bill every 3 months|
Single fuel electricity £40
Single fuel gas £50
Dual Fuel £90
Single fuel electricity £40
Single fuel gas £50
Dual Fuel £90
|Change to Quarterly Direct Debit||Change to Fixed Monthly Direct Debit|
How will these discounts be applied?
For customers joining npower on our standard tariff and existing customers switching to standard on or after 22 July 2013
If you pay by Direct Debit you'll pay the same unit rate for energy used as receipt of bill customers, but will benefit from a reduced standing charge. Your daily standing charge will be discounted so that over a year you'll receive a discount of £40 on your electricity charges and £50 on your gas charges for paying by Direct Debit. If you choose not, or are no longer able, to pay in that way, you will no longer be eligible for the discounted standing charge and you’ll move on to the non-discounted version of our Standard tariff. If this happens, we'll give you at least 30 days notice that your standing charge will increase.
Subject to change.
Your monthly payment amount
For npower customers beginning supply of gas and/or electricity on our standard tariff on or after 22 July 2013
Any product or payment discounts you’re entitled to will be built into your monthly payment amount. Please remember, if you decide to leave us or stop meeting the conditions of the discount, e.g. you stop paying by Direct Debit, you’ll move on to the non-discounted version of our Standard tariff, you won’t receive your discount and you may find your monthly payments haven’t covered the energy you’ve used.
Our Direct Debit Guarantee for peace of mind
All Direct Debit payments are backed by the Direct Debit Guarantee, which means you can pay with complete confidence, knowing you're in safe hands. This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits. Under the Direct Debit Guarantee, if the amount or date you pay changes, we'll let you know at least 10 working days before we take the payment from your account. What's more, if npower, your bank or building society makes a mistake with your payment, you're guaranteed a full and immediate refund.
Paying when you receive your bill
When you receive your bill, unless you have an agreed Regular Payment Plan, you’ll need to pay it in full. The easiest way to pay your bill is online.Make a payment
Using a Debit or Credit Card
You can pay your bill online or you can use our automated payment line: 0800 073 3000.
You can pay by cheque through the post. Please make your cheque payable to ‘npower’, enclose your payment slip and send to:
Payment Processing Centre
PO Box 203
Leeds LS14 3WE
You’ll need to write your account number on the back of the cheque and remember, we don’t accept post-dated cheques. Please don’t send cash through the post.
Using online or telephone banking
To pay this way, please quote our sort code 62-30-09, account number 00000000 and your customer account number. Your bank may charge you for this service.
At any bank
Simply fill in the payment slip on your bill or reminder letter and take it with your payment to any bank. The bank may charge you for this service.
You can pay by cash or cheque at any Post Office. Take your bill or payment card with you and make your cheque payable to Post Office Ltd. Payments by cheque will take several days to reach your account.
Regular Payment Plans
We can also offer regular payment plans where we arrange a plan with you to cover the cost of the energy you’ll use in the future as well as any debt you may have on your account. Just call us to talk it through.
With a prepayment meter you pay for your energy as you use it. You pay for your energy by charging a key or a card that you insert into the meter. We can set your meter to cover any debt, taking into account how much you can afford, over several weeks or months. Find out more about Prepayment.
Terms and Conditions
Under the Direct Debit Guarantee, if the amount you pay or the payment date changes, we will let you know 10 working days before we debit your account, or on another agreed date. If npower, your bank or building society makes a mistake with your payment, you're also guaranteed a full and immediate refund from your branch of the amount paid. This information has been sourced from BACS.
Automatic refund: Given on credit balances at time of annual review based on actual reading (which may be a customer's own reading supplied to us) and where the credit is over £60. If you take both fuels from npower, we'll use any credit on one fuel account to clear a debt on the other fuel before any refund will be made. Credits of less than £60 will be refunded on request but this could affect future monthly direct debit amounts. If your credit is less than the automatic refund amount, it will be used to offset ongoing payments.