Energylinx News

June 2018 Monthly Archive

June 14, 2018

GoCompare.com Group Acquires Energylinx

Ken, Matthew and the GoCo Man.jpg

Energylinx and Energylinx for Business have some very exciting news...

We will be an arm's length subsidiary of the GoCo Group, working from our Alloa location.

GoCompare is committed to helping us enhance our services so it will continue to be business as usual - with the added benefit of the technical and commercial expertise that GoCompare will provide.

Ken Geddes, CEO of Energylinx, said:

"I'm proud of what we've achieved at Energylinx in the 15 years since we launched. During that time, the energy market has gone through significant changes, and today consumers are faced with more choice than ever before.

"GoCompare has been a trailblazer in the use of technology to simplify choices and help people save time and money, and I'm excited to be working with them to help even more people switch to better energy deals."

Matthew Crummack, CEO of GoCompare, said:

"We are pleased to announce this acquisition, which marks yet another significant milestone for the Group as we continue to build services that work for both our customers and partners. Energylinx has an excellent reputation in the industry among energy suppliers and those who use its white-label services, and we will leverage our strong brand, tech and product capabilities to expand its reach and impact to help save even more people time and money.

"I am looking forward to welcoming Ken and the rest of the Energylinx team to the Group, and to working together to reduce hassle in the energy switching market."

Pictured from left to right; Wynne Evans (The GoCompare Man), Ken Geddes (CEO and Founder of Energylinx) and Matthew Crummack (CEO of GoCompare).

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 08:45 AM

June 12, 2018

Energylinx is now selling USIO

Energylinx is thrilled to announce that we are now selling USIO energy through our energy comparison and switching platforms.

Who is USIO Energy?

USIO is a new UK energy company that promises to treat their customers as individuals.

USIO's unique selling point is that they are the only energy company that is taking advantage of new regulations that allow energy suppliers to buy energy in 30-min intervals to match their customer's lifestyle. It's an innovative approach, as other energy suppliers buy energy according to a 20-year-old average profile.

USIO has a UK based customer support team.

Smart Green 0.6

The USIO tariff that Energylinx is currently selling is Smart Green 0.6.

A summary of the tariff is below

• No exit fees apply.
• Customers must pay be direct debit and manage their account online using their online customer portal.
• This is a variable tariff, so the prices can change. USIO would advise you of this.
• For this tariff you must not have a smart meter already installed. However, as all USIO tariffs are smart they will need to install a smart meter in your home. You must agree to arrange for an installation. Do not worry the costs of doing so are already included in your tariff. No more need to send them your meter readings!
• Over time, USIO will learn about your lifestyle and will inform you if they believe they can save you more.

If you would like to find out about switching to USIO's Smart Green 0.6 and how much it would cost, you can do it through the Energylinx website or by calling one of our friendly advisors on 0800 849 7077.

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 10:21 AM

June 7, 2018

It's time to compare energy suppliers...

Millions of UK households are about to be hit with more expensive energy bills, as all of the "Big Six" Energy Suppliers have increased energy prices.

If you are one of the customers affected, now really is the best time to compare and switch energy suppliers.

SSE was the last of the "Big Six" to announce a price increase. SSE's was also the highest price increase - £76 on average per year. The energy price hike will affect over 2 million of their customers.

Despite SSE customers being hit with the biggest price increase, over one million customers on Npower standard variable tariff are paying the most for their energy. Npower's price hike is made up of a 4.4% rise in gas prices and a 6.2% increase in electricity - it will see a typical dual fuel gas and electricity annual bill climb to £1,230.

Some 4.1 million British Gas customer's energy prices went up on 29th of May. Affected customers are now paying an average of 5.5% more - adding £60 to bills. The move was branded as "unjustified" by the government when it was announced.

On June 1st, Scottish Power increased energy prices by 5.5% - or £63 on average - for nearly one million households.
EDF has a 2.7% - or £16 - electricity price rise coming into effect today (7th June) for 1.2 million customers.
E.ON increased their energy prices on the 19th April by 4.2%, adding an average £50 a year.

All price increases affect the supplier's standard variable tariff only.

Are you on your energy supplier's standard variable tariff? If you are then Energylinx can save you money on your energy bill. You can do a comparison online or by calling one of our expert advisors who will help find you the cheapest deal. The number to call is 0800 849 7077. On average our customers save £346* on their energy bills.

*20% of all users over the last 60 days (8 Apr - 6 Jun) achieved a saving of at least £346.66

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 02:03 PM