Irish consumers can switch with confidence as uSwitch.ie, the independent price comparison and switching service, has been fully accredited by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) in Ireland.
The watchdog has given uSwitch.ie the green light for its recently launched energy price comparison and switching service after finding that it meets a clear set of standards for accuracy, transparency, and reliability.
The CER accreditation endorses the website as an independent, impartial and correct source of information for consumers to use when searching for accurate comparisons of Irish energy suppliers.
Achieving this endorsement is an important early milestone for the company, which is setting out to be a consumer champion, following in the footsteps of its parent company, uSwitch.com, in the UK.
Eoin Clarke, Head of uSwitch.ie, says: “This is an important step forward for us and sends a clear signal that we take our role of helping Irish consumers seriously. Achieving accreditation from the CER was always an important early milestone for us. And it couldn’t come at a better time. As energy prices in Ireland have been steadily increasing since 2011, there is a growing need for consumers to have a reliable and trusted service where they can find out about the best prices and deals available on their electricity and gas bills.
“Household budgets are stretched to the limit at the moment in Ireland and so a free, impartial website like uSwitch.ie has a vital role to play in ensuring that consumers are getting the best value for money and paying the most competitive rates for their energy. The fact that they can do so knowing that we are fully accredited is the icing on the cake.”
uSwitch.ie launched into the Irish market in January 2013, with the aim of offering consumers free, independent and impartial price comparison and switching services. uSwitch aims to make it easier for Irish households to compare prices, save money on their regular bills, get the best deals on offer and make their hard-earned money go that bit further.