Price comparison websites
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
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
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
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21 October 2021Tesco has tweaked its rules on how Clubcard holders can spend their points at Cineworld, which has meant some customers have lost out on big savings at the cinema chain.
Buy now, pay later users may be able to take complaints to the Financial Ombudsman under new Government plans21 October 2021Shoppers using buy now, pay later (BNPL) services may be able to take complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service in future, as well as claim refunds using Section 75 protection, under new Government proposals.
21 October 2021Goto Energy, which has about 22,000 household customers, has become the latest energy provider to cease trading – meaning a total of 13 suppliers have gone bust in the past six weeks.
Virgin Media and O2 launch Volt, their first joint product which offers to boost mobile data and broadband speeds for customers of both firms – how it works20 October 2021Newly-merged O2 and Virgin Media have launched a new product called Volt, allowing eligible customers to get their mobile data allowances doubled and their broadband speeds boosted to the next level at no extra charge.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update 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...
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