Digital lead generation platform Zoopla Property Group, which owns UK online consumer brands Zoopla, uSwitch and PrimeLocation, has announced a solid start to the year at its AGM.
The Group attraced over 47 million average monthly visits to its websites and mobile apps during the period October 2015 to 31 January 2016.
A record audience of over 58 million visits was also reported for January.
In the Property Services division, the number of new partners continued to grow with the addition of 261 during the period, taking the total number to 16,672.
January marked the ninth consecutive month of growth in the number of UK Agency partners to 12,841 at the end of the period.
Zoopla’s Comparison Services division enjoyed strong switching volumes across each of the Energy, Communications and Financial Services verticals and January saw near record levels of energy switches following the announcement by some suppliers of price reductions.
The Group says it continued its mission of educating consumers about the value of price comparison with the launch of two new uSwitch national TV campaigns focused on energy and broadband switching.
In addition further progress was made in the integration of its divisions and developing its products.
The Group’s management says it looks forward to the rollout of a number of new and innovative products during 2016.
“Since the end of the period, the Zoopla Property Group has continued to perform well with further growth in the number of partners in the Property Services division,” confirms Founder and CEO Alex Chesterman.
“In Comparison Services, energy switching is experiencing strong activity as further suppliers have announced planned price cuts.”
Chesterman says management remains comfortable with financial year 2016 market expectations for the Group and looks forward to updating the market further on its half year results on 25 May 2016.
“I am pleased with the Group’s solid start to the financial year,” he says.
“In Property Services we have now seen nine consecutive months of partner growth and experienced record levels of traffic in January.
“Comparison Services has performed particularly well as we continue to help consumers save money off their household bills.
“Our recently announced investments and strategic partnerships with some of the most-promising players in the PropTech space reaffirm our commitment to leading innovation and will serve to further strengthen our proposition,” Chesterman says.