Niche utility company for the rental market Spark Energy has formed preferred supplier partnerships with three leading businesses in the sector.
Split The Bills, DividaBill and BillHub each offer a service which manage bills for tenants in shared houses or HMOs, making it easier for residents to pay for bills like gas, electricity, internet, council tax and rates.
The companies have chosen Spark to be their gas and electricity suppliers so when users sign up to their service, they will have access to one of Spark’s competitive tariffs.
Each tenant pays a portion of the overall bill by direct debit, covering all of the utilities in their home, preventing disputes between flatmates and stopping them from falling into debt to one another.
Flatmates can view bills online through their bill-splitting provider and can regularly update meter readings to increase accuracy.
The partnerships are targeted at students and young professionals living in shared accommodation. The services are also attractive to people keen to save time which would otherwise be spent dealing with administration with various different utility suppliers.
Chris Gauld, chief executive at Spark Energy, said: “These companies each provide a fantastic service for their customers, offering convenience and ease when dealing with lots of different bills.
“Spark works extremely closely with the lettings market across the UK so partnerships such as this align very well with our business ethos. As a smaller supplier, we are able to easily work alongside these companies, adapting to their requirements much easier than the larger Big Six firms.
“Overall, they will be huge benefit for customers, saving time and preventing stress which can be associated with having to settle lots of bills in a shared house.”
Spark Energy’s existing customers are eligible to sign up to any of the services.
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