11 May 2018, 15:01

GoCompare comments on Npower’s price rise

Ben Wilson, from GoCompare Energy comments on today’s energy price hike from Npower:

“Around one million, or two out of every five loyal Npower customers, will be hit with a price rise of 5.3% - or £64 a year – to their dual fuel energy bills from 17 June this year.

“Npower is one of the UK’s ‘big six’ energy suppliers, who together supply gas and electricity to almost 90% of UK homes. So when one of these companies hikes its prices, the effects are felt far and wide.

“More people than ever before have been switching energy suppliers to find better deals, and news like this should encourage everyone to join the switching revolution. So if you’re an Npower customer, or someone who’s been with the any supplier for a while, now’s the time to get online, compare prices and tariff options, and switch.

Dual fuel customers who shop-around and switch energy provider with GoCompare typically save £210 a year on their energy bills.*

For more information on switching energy provider visit: http://www.gocompare.com/gas-and-electricity/

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For further information please contact:


Anders Nilsson or Martyn John at GoCompare on 01633 654 054 / 01633 654 725

Gordon, Jason or Liz at MAW Communications on 01603 505 845

Keep up-to-date with GoCompare on Twitter: @GoCompare

Notes to editors:

*Based on customers who provided their energy usage and received a price for switching energy supplier for both gas and electricity (dual fuel) using GoCompare during 1 October to 31 December 2017. At least 51% of customers who received a price for switching energy supplier for both gas and electricity with GoCompare saved £210 or more.

About GoCompare

GoCompare is a comparison website that enables people to compare the costs and features of a wide variety of insurance policies, financial products and energy tariffs.

GoCompare does not charge people to use its services, and it does not accept advertising or sponsored listings, so all product comparisons are unbiased. GoCompare makes its money through fees paid by the providers of products that appear on its various comparison services when a customer buys through the site.

GoCompare does not sell its customers’ data.

When it launched in 2006, it was the first comparison site to focus on displaying policy details rather than just listing prices, with the aim of helping people to make better-informed decisions when buying their insurance. GoCompare has remained dedicated to helping people choose the most appropriate products rather than just the cheapest, and has teamed up with Defaqto, the independent financial researcher, to integrate additional policy information into a number of its insurance comparison services. This allows people to compare up to an extra 30 features of cover.

GoCompare is the only comparison website to be invited to join the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

For more information visit www.gocompare.com and www.gocomparegroup.com

Contact information

Gordon Maw

gordon@mawcomms.co.uk