What’s the most annoying financial advert?MoneySaving Poll Results

Poll started 08 February 2010:

What’s the most annoying financial advert?

Advertisers are adopting ‘lets be funny with money’ techniques, and these ads are so often repeated it can feel like there’s no escape. So this week for a bit of fun, we want to know which of the following current ads you find the most irritating.

Where available, the ads are linked to below.


A. Barclays' Piggy Savings with Stephen Merchant voiceover.170 votes (1 %)
B. Barclaycard's Waterslide/Rollercoaster through town (View it) 243 votes (2 %)
C. Compare the market's compare the meerkat. (View it)758 votes (6 %)
D. Confused.com's ‘It’s so easy to use’ vox pop. (View it)675 votes (5 %)
E. Direct Line's red phone ads with Paul Merton/Stephen Fry voiceovers. (View it)292 votes (2 %)
F. GoCompare's Opera Singer. (View it)7,157 votes (53 %)
G. Halifax's radio-presenting staff playing Spandau Ballet’s ‘Gold’. (View it)2,763 votes (21 %)
H. HSBC's 'We're the world’s local bank'. (View it)115 votes (1 %)
I. ING Direct's cushion the blow airbag savings. (View it)288 votes (2 %)
J. Mastercard's Priceless campaign. (View it)  43 votes (0 %)
K. Moneysupermarket's Haggle Hero with Omid Djalili. (View it)336 votes (3 %)
L. NatWest's MoneySense free financial ‘help’.590 votes (4 %)

                   13,430 votes received.

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