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November 26, 2010

BGL Group acquires French insurance aggregator

by Gill Montia

Story link: BGL Group acquires French insurance aggregator

Personal lines broker, BGL Group, has acquired a majority stake in Courtanet, a French insurance price comparison firm that employs 17 staff. According to BGL’s chief executive, Peter Winslow, the French general insurance market is of similar size to that in the UK and currently offers “considerable opportunities”. He explains: “Broadband Internet penetration is also […]



February 15, 2010

Moneysupermarket.com revamps car insurance comparison

by David Masters

Story link: Moneysupermarket.com revamps car insurance comparison

Moneysupermarket.com has revamped its car insurance price comparison service to make it more user friendly. The website said the updates make its price comparison service the fastest and most accurate available in the UK. Visitors to moneysupermarket.com can now get up to 120 car insurance quotes in under three minutes. A new look results page […]



October 7, 2009

Gocompare.com launches pet insurance price comparison

by David Masters

Story link: Gocompare.com launches pet insurance price comparison

Gocompare.com has become the first UK comparison site to compare pet insurance policies. The service, launched this week, allows pet owners to compare up to 16 pet insurance policies, with more to be added in the near future. As well as comparing price, pet owners can compare the level of cover provided and the length […]



October 2, 2009

Greenbee joins confused.com

by Richard Kilner

Story link: Greenbee joins confused.com

Confused.com has announced that its range of home insurance providers has been enlarged, with the addition of Greenbee. Greenbee is exclusive to the price comparison website, and is part of the John Lewis Partnership. Commercial Manager John Cooper has expressed the firm’s delight at expanding the range of insurance providers with the addition of Greenbee. […]



August 20, 2009

GoCompare’s plans to outwit Aleksandr the meerkat

by David Masters

Story link: GoCompare’s plans to outwit Aleksandr the meerkat

GoCompare.com has announced its first ever multimillion advertising venture in an effort to win back business lost during Comparethemarket.com’s meerkat campaign. GoCompare’s TV ads will feature fictional opera singer Gio Compario singing ‘Go Compare’ to the tune of George M Cohan’s classic song ‘Over There’. Compario’s larger than life personality and songs will let people […]



March 31, 2009

Gocompare.com first site to compare 100 motor insurers

by David Masters

Story link: Gocompare.com first site to compare 100 motor insurers

Price comparison site Gocompare.com claims it is the first in the UK to compare over 100 different car insurance providers. Adding Flux Direct and Nissan Insurance to its panel brings the total number of motor insurers compared on the site to 101. Hayley Parsons, Gocompare.com’s chief executive officer, said: “Offering over 100 insurance providers on […]



March 20, 2009

Moneysupermarket.com signs up Churchill, Privilege and Virgin

by David Masters

Story link: Moneysupermarket.com signs up Churchill, Privilege and Virgin

Price comparison site Moneysupermarket.com has added three new insurers to its home and motor insurance panels. Churchill, Privilege and Virgin Money have signed up to join both panels. This brings the total number of motor insurers compared at Moneysupermarket.com to 97, whilst the total number of home insurers is now 50. “We are delighted to […]



March 18, 2009

Insurance renewal forms confuse householders

by David Masters

Story link: Insurance renewal forms confuse householders

Home insurance renewal forms are the most confusing documents received through the post, according to a poll of UK households. Research commissioned by Gocompare.com found that 24% of Brits simple file their home insurance documents and allow the policy to renew automatically because they find the renewal documents too confusing. Gocompare warns that because of […]



March 6, 2009

Comparethemarket.com panel adds twelve car insurance providers

by David Masters

Story link: Comparethemarket.com panel adds twelve car insurance providers

Price comparison site Comparethemarket.com has added twelve new car insurance providers to its panel in recent weeks. The new providers are Quote a Car, Broker King, Policy Shop, One Call, Premium Choice, My Motor Quote, Insure Your Motor, 1st Central, Express, Only Insurance, and Insure Pink. The site has received ‘unprecedented’ levels of traffic since […]



February 12, 2009

Save on car insurance: marry your Valentine

by David Masters

Story link: Save on car insurance: marry your Valentine

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, price comparison site Confused.com has revealed that being married makes car insurance cheaper. Married couples save an average of £34 with the top ten car insurers, Confused.com said – enough money to deliver a bouquet of red roses to their spouse on Valentine’s Day. Will Thomas, Confused.com head of motor […]



January 27, 2009

LV= home policies now on Gocompare.com

by David Masters

Story link: LV= home policies now on Gocompare.com

LV= has added its home insurance products to price comparison website Gocompare.com. LV=’s eCommerce director Paul Wishman said: “We are very pleased to add our home insurance policies to Gocompare.com. “We added car insurance in May last year and we have seen some really great sales results.” Joining the Gocompare.com is part of LV=’s ambitious […]



January 15, 2009

Confused.com signs up five new partners

by David Masters

Story link: Confused.com signs up five new partners

Price comparison website Confused.com has added five new partners to its list of home, motor and travel insurance providers. ASDA, Hastings Direct and InsurePink are joining Confused.com’s home insurance panel of over 60 providers – the largest number on any comparison site. ASDA and Hastings Direct are both exclusive to Confused.com. Supermarket insurer ASDA offers […]



November 14, 2008

FSA notes significant improvements in aggregator sites

by Gill Montia

Story link: FSA notes significant improvements in aggregator sites

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has completed the second stage of its review of insurance comparison websites, in which it found that many sites have made significant improvements. Following on from an initial review in May of this year, the regulator said that the 17 sites involved in its study were are consistently providing clear, […]



September 15, 2008

NU withdraws from price comparison websites

by Gill Montia

Story link: NU withdraws from price comparison websites

Norwich Union (NU) has withdrawn its direct motor products from all insurance price comparison websites. The company, which forms part of the Aviva group, has announced the launch of Price Check Norwich Union, an Internet and telephone service that promises to show customers the prices and details of competitors’ products, even when they outshine its […]