British Gas customers who pay by direct debit in order to get cheaper gas and electricity prices may benefit from greater control and flexibility when managing their payments.
The firm has unveiled a range of tools that allow individuals to check their status of their plan, adjust their monthly payments and view their actual versus forecast usage.
Managing director of energy at British Gas Ian Peters said the changes will help people to avoid overpaying when they do not need to, but still remain on track to meet their annual bills.
He said: "We know that household budgets are under pressure and that our customers are keen to keep the tightest possible control of what they are spending and when."
Energy customers with the supplier who pay by direct debit already see average discounts of £27 for gas and £40 for electricity over the year.
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