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Credit repair agents and credit defaults (March 2017)

Getting connected and changing energy company, Energy disconnection and water restriction, Trouble paying a bill, Debt collection and credit default listings
A credit default on your personal credit file can limit your ability to access credit and apply for a loan. It can also be a barrier when signing up for an electricity or gas account with some retailers. So is it worth using a Credit Repair Agent?
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Exercise your consumer choice and shop around (February 2017)

Getting connected and changing energy company
Anybody taking the slightest interest in the news recently would be aware that energy prices are a frequent talking point for politicians, industry regulators and other commentators. There is one very important thing every sensible consumer should do in the competitive Victorian energy market. Exercise consumer choice and shop around.
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Two solar feed-in tariffs ended on 31 December 2016 (January 2017)

The Transitional Feed-in Tariff (TFiT) and Standard Feed-in Tariff (SFiT) solar credit schemes ended on 31 December 2016.
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Unplanned electricity supply outages (October 2016)

Outages, brownouts and power surges
Severe weather, like the storms we’ve seen throughout Victoria this month, can sometimes lead to unplanned electricity outages.
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Acting effectively on someone's behalf (September 2016)

Seven important things to remember when acting on someone else's behalf.
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Changing your energy or water account following the death of a partner (August 2016)

Billing mistakes
There are so many battles to face following the death of a spouse or partner, that one of the last things people will often want to tackle is the updating of the account details of their household energy and water accounts if they were in their partner’s name. This can often be more challenging than expected for a number of reasons.
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Energy marketing and consumer rights (July 2016)

Getting connected and changing energy company
Switching retailers is up to you. Find out what (and what not) to do.
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Take 15 minutes to check for a water leak (June 2016)

High bills, Meters, poles, wires and pipes
Checking and repairing water leaks not only saves water but can also save you money on your water bill.
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How to avoid bill shock and stay warm and safe this winter (May 2016)

High bills
Stay warm this winter without bill shock by trying a few of our common sense tips and tricks.
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What to do if your Assisted Referral fails (April 2016)

When your Assisted Referral fails, EWOV can still help you achieve a fair and reasonable outcome.