Price comparison websites
Shoppers unhappy as supermarket comparison site Trolley could be forced to close - here's what's happening
Supermarket price comparison site Trolley is on the brink of shutting down over licensing issues. If it closes, hundreds of thousands of users will no longer be able to use it to save money when grocery shopping - here's what's happening.
28 June 2022
Compare The Market fined £17.9m for banning home insurers from offering cheaper deals elsewhere
Price comparison website Compare The Market has been fined £17.9 million by the competition watchdog, after it banned home insurers from offering customers cheaper prices elsewhere
19 November 2020
Train ticket site hits passengers with new £5 booking fee
Train booking website Takethetrain.co.uk has introduced a hefty £5 booking fee that's already caught some passengers out
21 June 2018
MoneySupermarket fined for emailing customers who'd asked not to be contacted
Comparison site MoneySupermarket has been fined £80,000 after emailing customers who had opted out of marketing
20 July 2017
Price comparison sites 'could be more effective', regulator says
An ongoing study by the Competition and Markets Authority has raised some concerns about how well sites communicate
28 March 2017
British Gas and E.on freeze energy prices until March 2017 – but switching can still slash your bills
Two more big six suppliers have vowed not to raise prices on their standard variable tariffs until spring 2017
1 December 2016
Can't buy Marmite or other Unilever products at Tesco? Here are the cheapest alternatives
Customers are reporting shortages of popular products amid a disagreement between Tesco and manufacturer Unilever
13 October 2016
Watchdog launches new study into price comparison websites
The Competition and Markets Authority has launched a study looking at tools that allow consumers to compare products
29 September 2016
New 'build your own contract' tool for mobile phones launches
A first-of-its-kind tool that compares the cost of mix-and-match financing options for a mobile handset has launched.
5 August 2016
MPs say comparison sites should compensate 'duped' switchers
Energy Price comparison sites should pay compensation to those misled into switching to deals that weren't cheapest
28 February 2015
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27 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
Water bills to rise by less than planned from April 2024 as firms hit with £114 million penalty – here's what we know26 September 2023Some water bills in England and Wales could rise by less than planned from April 2024, as 12 water companies have been hit with a collective £114 million penalty for missing targets on pollution, leaks and customer service.
26 September 2023Ocado is opening up its first round of Christmas delivery slots this week.
26 September 2023The Octopus Tracker tariff is not right for everyone, but if you're willing to regularly keep track of daily price changes, it could mean big savings.
26 September 2023The Agile tariff from Octopus Energy is not right for everyone, but if you use it in the right way, it could mean big savings.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
Clever ways to calculate your finances