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Understanding Energy Credit Checks

Written by Faith Foushee

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 03/06/2024

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Key Points

  • Universal credit checks simplify the process of enrolling in or switching energy providers.
  • The streamlined process saves you time and effort and increases transparency about your energy options.
  • The universal credit check is a soft inquiry and will not impact your credit score.
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