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Comparison site Directory - Compare the comparison sites
The advent of comparison sites has changed the way consumers now shop. Whether it's picking a broadband company, choosing a utility supplier, taking out insurance policies, choosing where to stay, booking a flight, buying train ticket, shopping for the home and pretty much everything else, comparison and review websites have now become the first port of call for many of us before making a purchase.
Here, for convenience, we have categorised comparison sites, some of which you will have heard of and many you might not have.
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Dual Fuel
Utility Comparison
  • Car, Breakdown
  • Home, Life
  • Holiday, Pet
Insurance Comparison
  • Credit Cards
  • Mortgages
  • Loans, Banks
Finance Comparison
  • Mobile Phone
  • Broadband, TV
  • Packages
Media Comparison
Will I get charged for using a comparison site?
Price comparison sites typically do not charge users anything to use the site. Instead, they are monetized through payments from providers who are listed on the site. Depending on the particular business model of the comparison shopping site, retailers either pay a flat fee to be included on the site, pay a fee each time a user clicks through to the retailer web site, or pay every time a user completes a specified action—for example, when they buy something or register with their e-mail address. Comparison shopping sites obtain large product data feeds covering many different retailers from affiliate network providers. There are also companies that specialise in data feed consolidation for the purpose of price comparison and that charge users for accessing this data. When products from these feeds are displayed on their sites they earn money each time a visitor clicks through to the merchant's site and buys something....

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Do comparison sites show all providers?
No, that is unlikey, although many price comparison websites will show a large range of options, they are unlikely individually to include every provider or product on the market. So it is always a good idea to compare options given on a few different comparison sites. And some comparison websites may have special deals on offer, having done exclusive deals with a providers. Also some price comparison websites have exclusive contracts with select suppliers so this will mean, those products will not be offered on other websites. You should also be aware that not all providers allow their products to appear on comparison sites i.e. Direct Line insurance, Aviva multi car etc. so quotes from these will need to be gathered for comparison directly through their own individual sites.

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