UWCLUB is the Utility Warehouse Discount Club.
It operates in the United Kingdom Only and focuses on the utility services people and small businesses use on a daily basis. Some people like it and some people don't but I guess not many people have heard of it.
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A brief overview of the uwclub.
You may not have heard of the uwclub before. Because they don't spend money on expensive advertising campaigns or TV ads. Instead, they sell by means of thousands of self employed distributors up and down the country.
These distributors get paid a fee every time they sign someone up to a service and they also get paid a commision on the bills people pay. They also get bonuses and bigger payments on other peoples bills when they build up a team of distributors. It works on a MLM method.
The UWCLUB brand is owned and run by Telecom Plus plc and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is also licensed by energy regulator Ofgem and regulated by Ofcom.
The popular comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders have filmed a number of short, jokey videos promoting the brand.
The company, however, is controversial as can be seen on a thread on MoneySavingExpert.com debating uwclub's pricing and service.
A recent article in the Guardian newspaper states "Customers persuaded to switch to Utility Warehouse Discount Club can usually find better savings elsewhere. Its tariffs are broadly in line with the mainstream providers, but are around 20% more expensive than the best deals."
Uwclub tries to grab customers with the lure of big discounts when they buy all its products, but a Money analysis of its complex tariffs suggests most people are better off elsewhere.
TheEnergyShop.com comparison site shows Telecom Plus customers spending more to heat and light their home and would save by switching to the cheapest supplier. Those with above average consumption would save more.
The home phone/broadband offer from UWCLUB is not the cheapest. It is competitive, but only if you agree to take all four utilities, as that gives you free calls to other landlines.
Ratings for uwclub appear on moneysupermarket.com's website, which asks all power customers for feedback. Those who used Telecom Plus, its energy brand, give it 7/10. But it is evident that uwclub polarises opinion.
Ratings tend to be 10/10, or 1 or 2/10.
As with most websites, there is nothing to stop uwclub distributors (salespeople) posting reviews and that could be the case here.
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