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Price comparison websites facing reforms

Last updated on 11/05/2016

 The Energy Regulator across the water has brought in reforms to ensure that customers checking tariffs on price comparison sites get the full picture.

Among the key reforms introduced by Ofgem:

Banning a default partial view. Sites must show all tariffs available in the market unless customers actively choose to select to see a smaller number of tariffs.

Making commission arrangements transparent. Sites must explain clearly that they earn commission on tariffs that customers can switch to directly through the site.

Price comparison sites need to introduce these changes by the end of March to retain their accredited status.

There is no equivalent system of accreditation operated by the Energy Regulator NIAUR here but visitors to this site can be reassured they already have the protection Ofgem is planning to offer. We don’t hide tariffs from view. Nor do we earn commission or seek payments from suppliers. 

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