The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) accreditation is awarded to domestic energy price comparison services that meet a series of standards designed to make switching energy providers as transparent, impartial and straightforward as possible for consumers.
bonkers.ie was the first energy price comparison service in Ireland to be awarded accreditation by the CRU in March 2012. Our accreditation has been renewed every year since, most recently in December 2020 for the eighth time, and we’re proud to display the CRU’s accreditation on our site.
To maintain accreditation, price comparison services must submit to regular monitoring in addition to a formal annual audit, which ensures that the CRU’s high standards continue to be met.
The CRU’s standards are as rigorous as any in Europe and require that price comparison services provide accurate results and remain impartial and independent of all energy suppliers.
In December 2020, the results of the latest accreditation audit were released by the CRU. The results confirmed that bonkers.ie continues to meet the strict Principles of Compliance demanded by the accreditation framework.
To be awarded accreditation, websites are tested across a wide range of criteria, and must demonstrate that they are impartial, independent, accurate, up-to-date, easy to use and include all publicly available tariffs offered by licensed energy suppliers.
What's more, the CRU recommends that you should only ever use an accredited site to switch your energy supplier, so by using bonkers.ie to switch and save on your energy you're following the best advice!
As Group CEO David Kerr commented: “We are delighted that the CRU has confirmed our accreditation again in 2020. We take this accreditation extremely seriously because it means that consumers can be confident that the calculations provided by bonkers.ie have undergone rigorous testing to ensure that they are accurate, meaning customers can trust the results they see and sign up to the best deal for them. This is important at all times, but especially now when more people than ever are continuing to work and study at home and looking to get the best deals for their energy.
At bonkers.ie we know that switching saves. But it’s important you switch based on accurate information.
There are lots of websites that claim to be able to help you save on your energy bills but only three sites, including us, are accredited by the CRU.
We’ve invested heavily in our website over the years to be able to provide you, our customers, with the most accurate results possible with a website that's simple and easy to use.
So if you’re looking to switch energy supplier and save money you can use our free energy comparison service to do just that!