Billing Better, the UK bills management company, recently revealed that it has acquired Homebox, a utilities comparison and switching service.
The two firms have been working together during the last few years, and this acquisition brings together the strengths of both businesses in order to provide a comprehensive solution for customers, while allowing for further growth in the sector.
The acquisition of Homebox will include founder Hedley Smith taking on the role of Chief Technology Officer for the newly established group. The Homebox brand will be relaunched as a new offering in the market, and its current white-labelled utilities comparison service will be integrated into Billing Better’s bills management platform.
Jack Ray, founder of Billing Better, said:
“We’re thrilled to complete this acquisition and expand our offering to home movers. Homebox’s free comparison tool is a great complement to our bills bundle product, providing home movers with the right balance of choice and convenience when setting up their home. Hedley’s experience in PropTech and utilities makes him a valuable addition to our team, and we’re excited to have the Homebox team join us on this journey.”
Hedley Smith, founder of Homebox, said:
“After working together for some time, it became clear that we have a shared vision and a strong opportunity to simplify and de-stress people’s lives. Joining forces with Billing Better gives us the resources and expertise to achieve our goals and I’m excited to be a part of the next chapter.”
With this acquisition, Billing Better solidifies its position as a provider of streamlined billing solutions, having experienced a steady growth in customer numbers over the past year.
The firms continues to further expand its product offerings, ensuring its customers have access to a comprehensive solution for the management of their bills as well as utilities.
Billing Better works with a range of B2B in the UK, including; Letting Agents Landlords
Housing Associations, Build to Rent. Industry CRM’s.
Billing Better has “created a platform that is open and easy to use, with innovative processes which are time-saving, problem-solving and reduce organizational labor resources when managing utilities and utility providers at the end and beginning of a residential property handover.”
The platform benefits your customers by “offering a refreshing approach to providing factual utility information and offering great utility products to tenants, which is managed by our in-house team.”
Billing Better regularly benchmarks their product and services “against considered industry professionals, we are confident we compare favorably.”
As noted by its management:
“Our in-house tech team have a clear understanding of the Billing Better roadmap, based on industry requirements, we listen and we build great features to improve and enhance your processes. One such feature is, we’re pleased to announce we’re the first within our industry to offer our website in a range of international languages, which is great for students and international visitors.”