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Price comparison websites

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

Payday lenders must be on comparison sites from next year

Online payday lenders will be forced to publish details of their products on at least one price comparison website

24 February 2015

SSE faces Ofgem competition probe

SSE is to be investigated by Ofgem over concerns it restricted competition in the electricity connections market

21 January 2015

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