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What am I charged for late or missed payments?

Charges for direct debit customers

If your direct debit is returned unpaid, you will be charged a €7 fee by SSE Airtricity. Your bank may also charge a separate fee, you will need to contact them to find out what the amount will be.

What you can do

If you know there won't be enough money in your bank account to cover your direct debit, you should call our Customer Service team on 1850 81 22 20* at least 5 days before your Payment Due Date to cancel it. 

If it’s less than 5 days before your payment is due, unfortunately we won’t be able to cancel your direct debit as it will already be initiated with your bank.

What happens if your direct debit remains unpaid

If you don’t cancel your direct debit we will try to process it again immediately. We will attempt this three times in total. You will incur charges for each unsuccessful attempt.

If your direct debit is returned unpaid three times, you will have to:

  • Pay a security deposit of €300 if you’re a homeowner, or increase your security deposit to €300 if you’re renting
  • Switch your payment method to non-direct debit and lose any direct debit discounts
  • If you’re having difficulty paying the outstanding balance on your account, please contact our Customer Service team without delay on 1850 81 22 20 so we can arrange a payment plan that suits you.

*Charged at Lo Call rate. Rates from mobile phones may vary so please check with your operator.


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