Friday, 15 June 2012

Comparison web sites help consumers decide

comparethemarket.com
comparethemarket.com
Four out of 10 consumers in the UK who changed gas and electricity suppliers in the last five years say comparison web sites helped them decide to switch.

The finding followed research by YouGov SixthSense and was welcomed by comparethemarket.com, one of the UK's leading price comparison web sites.

The YouGov study showed that 72% of UK consumers have switched their gas and/or electricity accounts in the last five years, with 41% of consumers reporting that price comparison web sites influenced their choice to switch. Additionally, over half of all the consumers polled indicated that they found price comparison web sites very helpful.

Commenting on the findings, Andrew Stocks, Director at comparethemarket.com, said, "comparethemarket.com takes great pride in helping our customers find good deals on their gas and electricity. We are delighted that this latest research proves that consumers have found price comparison web sites invaluable in helping them to switch to a better offering.

"We will continue to give consumers one of the best online comparison services available and help them make great savings on their household bills."

Specialising in more than just gas and electricity, comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial products including car insurance, home insurance, van insurance, bike insurance, life insurance, pet insurance and credit cards. It also offers comparisons for a range of household utilities including phone, broadband and digital TV.

Launched in 2006, the iconic online site has grown rapidly over the past six years to become one of the UK's leading price comparison web sites.

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