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It's so obvious, it's the question regarding 'deals available today that's the big give away'.

 

http://news.sky.com/story/1356454/comparison-sites-under-fire-over-kickbacks


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When I was shopping around for Gas/Elec I used a few comparison sites and I found they changed the information about who was the most competitive. They appear to operate a deal system with the energy suppliers and the deals that are supposed to be the best are actually not.

 

At one time for my needs they were showing Ebico and then Ebico weeks later were not even appearing on the comparison results, even though Ebico were still quoting the same deal if you went to them directly. So I lost trust in the comparison sites and went directly to Ebico. Ebico if you are not aware are a not for profit company who use SSE to do the admin and supply. They charge a single tariff with no seperate standing charge. So if you don't use too much energy they are much cheaper. Also you don't have to pay by DD if you don't want to, so you don't end up with a large credit being held by the energy company.


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Click on 'Yes' and you get the companies that pay them a commission. Click on 'No' and you get all the companies so you can actually see who is the lowest and it's never the ones that come up when you click on yes.

 

 

They do tell you this but it is under a 'very small' question mark and it's a straight forward question, 'Do you want to switch now Yes or No', why would you want to press a tiny almost hidden question mark? If someone asked do you want a cuppa, do you go and look in an encyclopedia, of course not, you just answer yes or no.

 

 

It is designed this way so they can say they are complying with the regulations but no one is ever going to press the question mark, it's not even after the Yes or No buttons.

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Welcome to Consumer Action Group

 

'Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.'

Joshua J. Marine

 

1) CLAIM BACK ALL PENALTY CHARGES CLICK HERE

2) CLAIM BACK ALL MIS-SOLD PPI CLICK HERE

3) COMPOUNDED CONTRACTUAL INTEREST CLICK HERE

4) REQUEST CCA FROM CREDITOR CLICK HERE

5) OFT- UNENFORCEABLE AGREEMENTS CLICK HERE

6) CAREY V HSBC (2009) CLICK HERE

7) DON'T BE BULLIED BY CREDITORS / DCA's CLICK HERE

8) IN DEBT DON'T PANIC CLICK HERE

9) FULL AND FINAL SETTLEMENT CLICK HERE

10) SALE OF GOODS ACT-EDUCATE YOUR RETAILER CLICK HERE

11) DISTANCE SELLING-EDUCATE YOR RETAILERCLICK HERE

12) SOGA SUMMARY CLICK HERE

13) WHICH? TEMPLATES [/url]CLICK HERE

14) DOES YOU BANK TREAT YOU FAIRLY BCOBSCLICK HERE

15) EVERYTHING HOUSING CLICK HERE

16) UTILITY BACKBILLING CLICK HERE

17) OFGEM - COMPLAINTSCLICK HERE

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I watched that as it happened, she rabbited on and on.

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She has always been pushy getting consumers to switch, if it's a service as she claims then they should not take any commission at all.

 

I thought she was going to explode.

 

I watched that as it happened, she rabbited on and on.

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4) REQUEST CCA FROM CREDITOR CLICK HERE

5) OFT- UNENFORCEABLE AGREEMENTS CLICK HERE

6) CAREY V HSBC (2009) CLICK HERE

7) DON'T BE BULLIED BY CREDITORS / DCA's CLICK HERE

8) IN DEBT DON'T PANIC CLICK HERE

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11) DISTANCE SELLING-EDUCATE YOR RETAILERCLICK HERE

12) SOGA SUMMARY CLICK HERE

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14) DOES YOU BANK TREAT YOU FAIRLY BCOBSCLICK HERE

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It is not limited to energy either. Comparison sites also do the same for Insurance. The Insurers pay the comparison site something like 20 pence for each quote generated and atleast £20 for each policy sold. The Insurers pay the comparison sites for the quotes generated, as they share in the data. Even if they don't gain a customer, they learn information from what consumers enter. This info was shared on another forum by a senior employee of one the large Insurers.

 

A bit alarming really. But I suppose it is no different to Supermarkets and large suppliers working together. If you are small producer trying to get a product on a shelf, you have to pay a fee, offer discounts and still not be guaranteed a good shelf placement. The large companies will gain the best shelf space and more marketing within stores. Also I expect that the supermarkets will share information from their club/reward card purchasing database with suppliers. The information about the profile of customers buying different goods over a year is gold dust. It means you don't have to conduct as much expensive market research.


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Good point, it defeats the object. Comparing anything becomes a lottery.

 

It is not limited to energy either. Comparison sites also do the same for Insurance. The Insurers pay the comparison site something like 20 pence for each quote generated and atleast £20 for each policy sold. The Insurers pay the comparison sites for the quotes generated, as they share in the data. Even if they don't gain a customer, they learn information from what consumers enter. This info was shared on another forum by a senior employee of one the large Insurers.

 

A bit alarming really. But I suppose it is no different to Supermarkets and large suppliers working together. If you are small producer trying to get a product on a shelf, you have to pay a fee, offer discounts and still not be guaranteed a good shelf placement. The large companies will gain the best shelf space and more marketing within stores. Also I expect that the supermarkets will share information from their club/reward card purchasing database with suppliers. The information about the profile of customers buying different goods over a year is gold dust. It means you don't have to conduct as much expensive market research.


Welcome to Consumer Action Group

 

'Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.'

Joshua J. Marine

 

1) CLAIM BACK ALL PENALTY CHARGES CLICK HERE

2) CLAIM BACK ALL MIS-SOLD PPI CLICK HERE

3) COMPOUNDED CONTRACTUAL INTEREST CLICK HERE

4) REQUEST CCA FROM CREDITOR CLICK HERE

5) OFT- UNENFORCEABLE AGREEMENTS CLICK HERE

6) CAREY V HSBC (2009) CLICK HERE

7) DON'T BE BULLIED BY CREDITORS / DCA's CLICK HERE

8) IN DEBT DON'T PANIC CLICK HERE

9) FULL AND FINAL SETTLEMENT CLICK HERE

10) SALE OF GOODS ACT-EDUCATE YOUR RETAILER CLICK HERE

11) DISTANCE SELLING-EDUCATE YOR RETAILERCLICK HERE

12) SOGA SUMMARY CLICK HERE

13) WHICH? TEMPLATES [/url]CLICK HERE

14) DOES YOU BANK TREAT YOU FAIRLY BCOBSCLICK HERE

15) EVERYTHING HOUSING CLICK HERE

16) UTILITY BACKBILLING CLICK HERE

17) OFGEM - COMPLAINTSCLICK HERE

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Doesn't one of the Insurance companies advertise that they don't belong to any comparison sites.. I think it is because of this "commission" not having to pay that, they pass that saving onto the customer.


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Direct Line.

 

Doesn't one of the Insurance companies advertise that they don't belong to any comparison sites.. I think it is because of this "commission" not having to pay that, they pass that saving onto the customer.

Welcome to Consumer Action Group

 

'Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.'

Joshua J. Marine

 

1) CLAIM BACK ALL PENALTY CHARGES CLICK HERE

2) CLAIM BACK ALL MIS-SOLD PPI CLICK HERE

3) COMPOUNDED CONTRACTUAL INTEREST CLICK HERE

4) REQUEST CCA FROM CREDITOR CLICK HERE

5) OFT- UNENFORCEABLE AGREEMENTS CLICK HERE

6) CAREY V HSBC (2009) CLICK HERE

7) DON'T BE BULLIED BY CREDITORS / DCA's CLICK HERE

8) IN DEBT DON'T PANIC CLICK HERE

9) FULL AND FINAL SETTLEMENT CLICK HERE

10) SALE OF GOODS ACT-EDUCATE YOUR RETAILER CLICK HERE

11) DISTANCE SELLING-EDUCATE YOR RETAILERCLICK HERE

12) SOGA SUMMARY CLICK HERE

13) WHICH? TEMPLATES [/url]CLICK HERE

14) DOES YOU BANK TREAT YOU FAIRLY BCOBSCLICK HERE

15) EVERYTHING HOUSING CLICK HERE

16) UTILITY BACKBILLING CLICK HERE

17) OFGEM - COMPLAINTSCLICK HERE

18) OFCOM - COMPLAINTS CLICK HERE

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Direct Line.

 

I think at one time Direct Line spent the most money on advertising of any Insurers in the UK. It was tens of millions of pounds. Their advert with the red phone were on all the time and you couldn't open up a paper or magazine without seeing their adverts.

 

The complaint that Direct Line had and I think Aviva had the same criticism is that the comparison sites are not a reliable way for consumers to find the best policy for them. The cheapest Insurers on the comparison site results are often those with higher policy excesses, worse policy terms (less coverage) and higher admin charges.


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I don't know 100%, but Churchill seemed to be highlighted on comparison site as the cheapest.


Welcome to Consumer Action Group

 

'Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.'

Joshua J. Marine

 

1) CLAIM BACK ALL PENALTY CHARGES CLICK HERE

2) CLAIM BACK ALL MIS-SOLD PPI CLICK HERE

3) COMPOUNDED CONTRACTUAL INTEREST CLICK HERE

4) REQUEST CCA FROM CREDITOR CLICK HERE

5) OFT- UNENFORCEABLE AGREEMENTS CLICK HERE

6) CAREY V HSBC (2009) CLICK HERE

7) DON'T BE BULLIED BY CREDITORS / DCA's CLICK HERE

8) IN DEBT DON'T PANIC CLICK HERE

9) FULL AND FINAL SETTLEMENT CLICK HERE

10) SALE OF GOODS ACT-EDUCATE YOUR RETAILER CLICK HERE

11) DISTANCE SELLING-EDUCATE YOR RETAILERCLICK HERE

12) SOGA SUMMARY CLICK HERE

13) WHICH? TEMPLATES [/url]CLICK HERE

14) DOES YOU BANK TREAT YOU FAIRLY BCOBSCLICK HERE

15) EVERYTHING HOUSING CLICK HERE

16) UTILITY BACKBILLING CLICK HERE

17) OFGEM - COMPLAINTSCLICK HERE

18) OFCOM - COMPLAINTS CLICK HERE

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Direct Line.

 

That's the one :)


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Dealing with Customer Service Departments? - read the CAG Guide first

 

1: Making a PPI claim ? - Q & A's and spreadsheets for single premium policy -

HERE

2: Take back control of your finances -

Debt Diaries

3: Feel Bullied by Creditors or Debt Collectors?

Read Here

4: Staying Calm About Debt

Read Here

5: Forum rules - These have been updated -

Please Read

 

 

BCOBS

 

2: Does your Bank play fair - You can force your Bank to play Fair with you

3: Banking Conduct of Business Regulations - The Hidden Rules

4: BCOBS and Unfair Treatment - Common Examples of Banks Behaving Badly

5: Fair Treatment for Credit Card Holders and Borrowers - COBS

 

 

 

Advice & opinions given by citizenb are personal, are not endorsed by Consumer Action Group or Bank Action Group, and are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Your decisions and actions are your own, and should you be in any doubt, you are advised to seek the opinion of a qualified professional.

 

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Direct Line.

 

Yes Direct Line., and boy are their quotes excessive


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