Split The Bills,
Or Sort Bills Yourself?

We've put together a comparison so you can see what's right for you and your housemates.

Why Split The Bills is different

It might look cheaper on the surface to sort bills yourselves but you’ll find it’s a lot riskier and there are often hidden charges. Not to mention the added time and hassle needed. 

Do it yourself

Split The Bills

Something you won’t get from sorting energy bills yourself is an Unlimited Energy plan. With us, this means you can use what you need to without the worry of getting a huge final bill at the end of tenancy. Nice one!

Sorting bills yourself can result in lots of different payments taken from your bank account on lots of different dates.

With us, you’ll each make one monthly payment to cover all of your bills on the same date every month. Easy peasy.

Regular energy suppliers will put you on a tariff and energy allowance based on a family’s usage. Student houses often use a more than a standard family. This usually results in students paying in huge final bill, as they haven’t been paying enough throughout the year.

We’ve collected almost 10 years of student usage data and our prices reflect this. All those laptops, showers, and gaming sessions add up compared to the average family!

You’re in good hands with us. We’ve been stopping students falling out over daft things like shared bills for almost 10 years. Our customers rate us as ‘great’ (we’re working on awesome) and our straight-talking Yorkshire-based support team really loves helping you suss out shared bills.

Sorting bills yourself often leaves one person paying for everything and chasing their mates for money. Or setting up a joint bank account but can you trust everyone to pay?

We split the responsibility and make it easy for each housemate to pay their share from their own bank account. There’s no chief-bill payer. No chasing mates for bill money. No falling out over unpaid bills.

You might choose to sort bills yourself and set up a joint bank account. Sharing a joint bank account can put your credit score at risk as you’ll be co-scored with the other account holders. If they have a poor score, this can have a detrimental effect on yours.

A poor credit rating can prevent you from getting credit cards, mortgages and loans – so it’s super important to protect it!

With us, your credit score is safe as you pay from your own bank account. No joint bank account needed.

Using a bill splitting company like us can cost a little more than going directly to each utility company individually but the benefits are priceless!

No arguments with your housemates over money and one single monthly payment that won’t change so you can budget easily.

The easiest way to sort shared bills

Bundle all bills into one payment

Bills are boring. Why stress over multiple ones, when we can bundle them into one?

Everyone pays their fair share

We split the bills equally between housemates and set up separate Direct Debits.

We'll sort the bills, you enjoy yourself

Looking after the bills is our job. We’ll tailor a package to you guys from suppliers we trust. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Setting up an account takes less than 3 minutes. Once all housemates have joined, we’ll get to work with setting up each service. 

For Energy, we’ll switch this over to our supplier which usually takes 4 to 6 weeks (an energy industry standard timeframe). In the meantime, you’ll get your gas and electric from another supplier.

For Water and TV Licence, we’ll set this up for your account start date. 

Your Split The Bills account will need to be at least 8 months long for us to setup your bills for you. Once you’re signed up, the minimum term is up to the tenancy end date that you tell us when you sign up.

Broadband and TV Licence comes with a 12-month minimum contract. If you close your account before the 12 months have passed, you’ll need to pay the remainder of your contract.

Most broadband products on the market come with minimum contracts of 18 or even 24 months. We work hard to make sure we can offer you a shorter 12 month contract perfect for a student house, and still at a great price!

Most bill-splitting apps are free to download BUT you’ll need to manage the bills yourself and can find yourself in a lot of trouble if your housemates don’t pay. With the leading student bill-splitting app, if your housemate doesn’t pay within 7 days then the rest of the housemates are charged! With us, we’ll do all the chasing if your housemates don’t pay, meaning you’re less at risk of paying for their share.

Not with us.

You’ll pay the same amount each month, no upfront fees, no deposits.

Unlike direct energy suppliers and other bill management companies, you won’t get a surprise final energy bill when you move out with our new ‘unlimited energy’ plan. Pay one fixed amount and have the freedom to use the energy you need without the worry of a huge bill after you’ve moved out.

It sure is. Unless, in the unlikely event that you’re being negligent or using energy for commercial use.

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Get A Price

Tell us where your house is, how many housemates there'll be, then choose your services and we'll get you a price.

Create Your Account

Once you're happy with your price for your services, you can set up an account in under two minutes with a few more details.

Share Your Link

We'll give you a join link which you can share with housemates. Once everyone has joined, we'll do the rest!

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