PRICE comparison site Moneysupermarket.com revealed revenue growth in the past quarter, fuelled by householders shopping around for better energy deals.
The Ewloe-based firm, near Chester, said revenues and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the third quarter to September 30 were 11% and 12% ahead, respectively.
That includes input from the s35m purchase of MoneySavingExpert.com, completed on September 21.
Excluding the acquisition, revenues and Ebitda were both 11%, respectively.
Visitors to the website were 15% ahead of the same period last year.
Revenues in the money division were 2% ahead in the third quarter, with visitor numbers up 9%.
Insurance saw a 14% boost to revenues and a 17% improvement in visitor volumes.
Travel achieved a 17% rise in visitor volumes leading to a 2% growth in revenues.
Home services experienced a 35% leap in revenues as energy prices, particularly gas, jumped in the onset of the winter period. Visitor levels were 21% up as customers looked to switch utility suppliers.
Todays statement said: Trading in the first weeks of the fourth quarter has been good. Group revenues, including MoneySavingExpert, are approximately 20% ahead of the same period last year.
Peter Plumb, Moneysupermarket.com chief executive, said today: Moneysupermarket continues to motor ahead.
Our revenues in the third quarter rose 11% and profits were up 12% compared to the third quarter of 2011. 15% more people visited our site.
We saw marked increases in home and motor insurance; and in home services where we are helping homeowners save money in the face of sharp increases in domestic energy bills.
Were continuing to invest in our digital marketing skills and in technology to keep us at the forefront of price comparison in the years ahead. And its great to have the MoneySavingExpert team on board and that we can support their initiatives to help more people save money.
He added: Trading continues to be good. Since late September, when MoneySavingExpert.com joined the group, our revenues are up 20% on the same period last year.