Do you sometimes find bills are getting on top of you? WonderBill offers you the chance to have them all in one place.
What is WonderBill?
WonderBill is a new app that allows you to place all your utility bill accounts (and a few select others) into one place. The idea is that this helps you keep on top of your outgoings. And best of all, it’s free to use. I decided to try it out to see how useful it really is.
Initial sign up is very simple to do, so no problems there. Once you’re in, the layout is clear and uncomplicated. The the first bill I thought I would tackle was my mobile phone. However, my company TalkMobile weren’t listed so this wasn’t a great start. Most of the major mobile companies are there, so this shouldn’t be a problem for the majority of people. Plus TalkMobile is about to close, so I I have swapped over to Vodafone.
So moving swiftly on, I chose to add my broadband (BT) and energy supplier (First Utility). It takes around a minute to link each account, and a further 48 hours before WonderBill can gather data from your accounts.
You can also add television subscriptions (such as Sky) and there is an option for “other”. This covers any other kind of account where you pay a fixed monthly charge. This could be something such as Gym membership, water supply or charity donation.
Within two days of entering my account details, I received an email from WonderBill telling me that my accounts were now linked. Sure enough, when I logged in, I was able to see the amount per month I paid for each utility and my total monthly bill.
What’s the point?
If you struggle to keep up with your outgoings, then this is a very useful site. A link to your latest bill is also kept on the WonderBill site. This means it’s far quicker to check your detailed bills, rather than having to log in and out of separate accounts. Another bonus is that you will receive an email from WonderBill to tell you when you have a new bill to view.
What’s in it for WonderBill?
It looks as if WonderBill make their money by offering a “better deal” button. Clicking this button in my energy section allows me to enter my energy details and see if there are any cheaper options available. This is no different to any other energy comparison site/app. In fact, it’s slightly disappointing that you have to enter in your tariff details, considering they have access to your energy account. If you make the switch through the app, then WonderBill will receive a referral fee.
At the time of writing, there is no option to find a better deal with any of the other utilities. Whether the plan is to introduce this or not is yet to be seen.
Overall, this is quite a useful site. If they make a few tweaks that allow you to find cheaper deals on all your utilities (without having to re-enter your details), then this would be a must have.
If you’re interested in finding other ways to keep track of your bills and spending, take a look at the Money Dashboard app.
And if you’re interested in cutting your bills, read how to save at least 50% on your Sky bill.