Switchd charge in advance every 6 months. So unless you’ve cancelled, once your 6 months free offer is up, Switchd will charge you your first 6-month payment, according to the plan you’re on at that time. For example, if you’re on their standard £3.49 a month plan, you’ll be charged £20.94 when your free offer period ends, and then every 6 months after that. A free plan is also available, which you can switch to at any point, although this plan will not scan the whole market and therefore you may not save as much as you would on the paid plans.
You can also change your plan, switch to a free one or cancel at any time, but if you’ve just been switched to a new energy deal, you may not be entitled to a refund.
*Based on the saving Switchd would make for a typical UK household (as defined by OFGEM in April 2020, using 12,000 kWh of gas and 2,900 kWh of electricity per year) on a standard variable tariff , in the 'Eastern'** energy supply region as at 17th June 2020, including Switchd’s subscription fees (assuming 12 months of Switchd ‘standard’ price plan). Original tariff cost of £1,117 p.a, new tariff cost of £753 p.a, and Switchd fee cost of £41.88 p.a.
**Eastern supply region is the typical region used for energy comparisons, and the region where Switchd complete the most switches