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By Gary Sanders | 10.29.19

Over the course of the past few months, I’ve been conducting the 2019 Utility Fee Survey. This is an update to the original Utility Fee Survey in 2012 and subsequent fee surveys in 2015 and…

By Gary Sanders | 10.15.19

Over the course of the past few months, I’ve been conducting the 2019 Utility Fee Survey. This is an update to the original Utility Fee Survey in 2012 and subsequent fee surveys in 2015 and…

By Gary Sanders | 10.01.19

Over the course of the past few months, I’ve been conducting the 2019 Utility Fee Survey. This is an update to the original Utility Fee Survey in 2012 and subsequent fee surveys in 2015 and…

By Gary Sanders | 09.17.19

Recently, one of my connections on LinkedIn, Glenn Barnes with Water Finance Assistance, shared this article about smart meters causing water bills to increase.   Meters are like people It’s a well-documented fact that meters, like people, slow down with…

By Gary Sanders | 09.03.19

In a recent conversation with a utility who doesn’t offer bank drafts, I learned the reason why is because of a concern about the security of their customers’ bank account information from hackers. While this…

By Gary Sanders | 08.20.19

It seems I get asked the same question with each Utility Fee Survey: “Why aren’t deposits included with the Utility Fee Survey?” For starters, the obvious answer is a security deposit isn’t a fee. By definition,…

By Gary Sanders | 08.06.19

A common reason many utilities offer for why they charge a convenience fee for accepting credit card payments is, “It’s not fair for all of our customers to pay for a few who want to use a…

By Gary Sanders | 07.23.19

I’ve written in past years about the Fiserv Billing Household Survey, now called Expectations & Experiences: Consumer Payments, which describes consumer trends in paying bills. You can read those articles from 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2018. Results of the 2019 survey…

By Gary Sanders | 07.09.19

I was recently reading a blog post from a LinkedIn connection about how Gen Z Consumers Shop. I’m not really interested in how they shop, but I thought it might provide some insight into how they pay. Interestingly…

By Gary Sanders | 06.25.19

From time to time, I make use of polls to encourage reader engagement. Typically, I will publish the results of the poll in the next newsletter issue or blog post and forget about the poll. Four years…

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