The supplier Mega, which has nearly 600,000 customers in Belgium, has decided to increase the amount of monthly installments from its customers, in response to the explosion in energy prices, reports L’Echo on Friday.
The down payments will be revised upwards for customers with a variable rate contract but also for those who benefit from a fixed contract, which is more surprising. Mega justifies this increase by particularly cold weather in recent months and by teleworking, which has a significant impact on consumption.
The practice, which does not seem to be illegal, is denounced by Test Achats for which “it makes no sense to increase a deposit for a consumer who has a fixed contract in progress, especially if his consumption remained stable ”.
If a customer does not agree with this increase in deposit from Mega, he will have to change supplier, explains L’Echo.
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