Moneysupermarket has reported 19% growth in total revenue to £104.9 million in the first quarter.

Its Insurance unit grew by 3%, while Money was up 9%.

Home Services revenue soared by 70%.

Chief executive Mark Lewis said: "The reinvent strategy continues with a strong first quarter of trading, notably helping a record number of customers beat the rising energy price cap.

"Moneysupermarket innovation continues, we have new branding and advertising to remind everyone how we can help them with their finances and "get money calm", and new products like Credit Monitor are on the site."

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Shares in the company were 7.62% higher in early trading on Thursday.

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Marmite maker Unilever has reported a 1.6% decline in turnover during the first quarter to 12.4 billion euros (£10.74 billion), driven by the sale of its spreads business.

On an underlying basis, sales were up 3.1%.

Chief executive Alan Jope said: "We have delivered a solid start that keeps us on track for our full-year expectations. Growth was led by emerging markets and was balanced between volume and price."

Shares in Unilever were up more than 2% in early trading on Thursday.

Rentokil Initial has reiterated plans to spend millions on acquisitions this year, after it got a boost from buying sprees during the first quarter.

The group reported an 8.9% increase in ongoing revenue to £603.6 million.

The growth was 4% organic and 4.9% came from acquisitions.
Ongoing revenue in Pest Control grew by 12%, while hygiene posted ongoing revenue growth of 7.2%.