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We've got lots of ways for you to pay your gas or electricity bills. Our payment methods include spreading the cost by setting up a monthly Direct Debit or paying your bill online.

Learn about our payment options and find the one that suits you best. And if you ever find you're struggling with your payments, we're here to help.

Paying by Direct Debit

Setting up an automatic payment on a set date means you don't have to worry about paying when your bill arrives. So it's great for busy lifestyles. And you'll get a discount if you pay by monthly or variable Direct Debit.

Monthly Direct Debit

With a monthly Direct Debit you can choose a payment date that suits you, plus you'll get a discount of £40 per fuel1. This payment option spreads your costs evenly over the year. We'll also check your payments every year to make sure you're paying the right amount.

Set up a monthly Direct Debit online

Variable Direct Debit

With a variable Direct Debit you pay your energy bill in full each quarter via Direct Debit. Your bill will show the amount and date of the payment, and you'll get a discount of £40 per fuel1. To set this up, please get in touch.

 

Paying via your SSE online account

It's simple to pay your energy bills using your SSE online account. Just log in to your online account, open the product you want to make the payment for and choose 'Make a payment'. You'll need your debit or credit card details. Just so you know there's a 1.5% handling fee for each transaction you make with a credit card.

Not registered?

If you haven't got an online account, why not register now?  You'll get all these great benefits:

  • Pay your bills online - you can make payments towards your balance whenever you like
  • Download and view your bills - why not go paperless and get up to £12 off your energy bills?2
  • If you've got a smart meter you can see detailed information about the energy you’ve used.

Log in or register for online account

Paying when you get your bill

If you want to pay your bill when you get it, you’ll have 14 calendar days from the date on your bill to do so. You can pay online, over the phone or by cheque or postal order.

Paying over the phone

You can make a debit or credit card payment by calling our automated Cardline on 0345 704 5038. It’s open 24/7, 365 days a year. Just so you know there's a 1.5% handling fee for each transaction you make with a credit card.

Paying by cheque or postal order

To pay by cheque or postal order, make them payable to 'SSE'. Write your gas and/or electricity account number on the back and fill in the payment slip at the bottom of your bill. Send the payment slip and cheque or postal order to: SSE, PO Box 13, Havant, PO9 5JB. Please don't send cash.

Paying through your bank

Pay us directly from your bank account using your bank's phone or Internet banking service. Make sure to enter your gas or electricity account number as the payment reference, depending on which account the payment is for.

Our bank details are:

  • Bank account number - 90210170
  • Sort code - 57-17-57

If you want to pay by CHAPS, use the bank account details below. CHAPS is a same-day payment method you action through your bank and they may charge you for using it.

  • Bank account number - 00800252
  • Sort code - 60-17-21

Paying with cash at any Post Office or bank

You can pay your bill with cash at any Post Office or bank. Fill in the giro slip found at the bottom of your bill and take it along with the cash, to your chosen bank or Post Office. Some banks may charge you for paying over the counter.

Other payment options

Standing order

A standing order pays us a set amount on a set date. Plus you get a discount of £40 per fuel1. Contact us if you'd like to pay this way so we can recommend a payment amount that will cover the energy you use. We'll send you a standing order form to fill in and check what you're paying to make sure it's the right amount. After it's set up, if you want to make changes to your standing order you'll need to contact your bank. 

Paygo swipe card

A Paygo swipe card is a flexible payment option where you pay as much as you'd like on dates that suit you. This money goes towards the balance due on your next bill. When you get your bill, you’ll still need to pay the outstanding balance within 14 calendar days.

You can also pay with a monthly swipe card. With these you pay an agreed amount on a set date each month. Get in touch if you're interested in either swipe card payment method.

Pay As You Go meter

A Pay As You Go meter lets you prepay for your energy, so it's one of the best ways to budget for the energy you use. You can buy credit from your local Post Office or PayPoint outlet on a key or card, and use these to top up your gas or electricity meter. A Pay As You Go meter is an easy way to spread the cost of paying back any money you owe too. Your meter can take an agreed weekly amount towards any debt, alongside payment for your ongoing energy use.

In the future, smart Pay As You Go meters will let you top up your meter online. See our Pay As You Go section for more information.

Fuel Direct

This payment option may be for you if you have a debt with us, are having difficulties paying and are on certain benefits. Once it's been agreed, a certain amount of your benefits is paid straight to us for your debt and ongoing energy use. Visit the Gov.uk website for more information about qualifying benefits and how Fuel Direct works. If you're interested and would like to discuss this way to pay with us, please get in touch. Remember if you're struggling, we're here to help.

Important information

1 Paying by Direct Debit or standing order means you will receive a discount of £40 per annum, per fuel, deducted proportionately from your standing charge on a pence per day basis, when compared to using an alternative payment method. Discounts are inclusive of VAT at 5%. The following are excluded: energyplus Care, Woolwich Domestic Heat, EDN, EBICO and Pay As You Go.

2 Using paperless billing means your bill is £6 less per annum, per fuel, deducted proportionately from your standing charge on a pence per day basis, when compared to using another billing method. Inclusive of VAT at 5%.