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I have been a fan of money supermarket.com for a while now. I don't know exactly how long I have used the facility, but it must be at least 3 years, possible a lot longer.
Moneysupermarket.com is a website where users can compare prices and services. MSC caters for the public, helping them to choose between different, vital products and services, such as credit cards and loans or car insurance.
Using the site is completely free and open to everyone. You don't need to register in order to use the site, but this is an option at the end of your visit if you want the results emailed to you. I do try to avoid giving websites my details unless I have, to avoid junk emails but this is a good idea if you are searching in advance of when you want to buy and also is a good way to keep a record of quotes etc.
The main site is separated into nine areas. These are money, insurance, travel, utilities, mobile phones, shopping, broadband, vouchers and news and community. By clicking into one of the comparison areas, users will then get sub categories which should lead you to the exact thing you are looking for. For example if you click on the money tab, you will be taken into that section. Here you will find links to compare Mortgages, credit cards, loans, savings, current accounts and debt. All of the 9 main links work in the same way. Some of the Categories also include articles offering help and advice and up to date important information that users will find helpful and informative as well as possibly helping them to decide which company to go with.
I use MSC whenever I need to check out the deals on anything financial and also for insurances. I never ever just renew a policy and have found that by switching around I have actually saved myself as much £180 in a year, just on car insurance. MSC are an individual company who are impartial and unbiased. They will show you the best deal for you, based on the different offers and not because they are paid, managed or owned by any of the companies.
This is a great service and anyone who doesn't already use it should make it a part of their regular habits when renewing or buying something, particularly online.
I would recommend Moneysuperket.com to anyone buying insurance and other financial products, I think everyone could save with this website at some point.
MoneySupermarket is an online comparison site which allows you to compare prices from various retailers. Comparison sites are an excellent tool which allow you to search a load of retailers by filling in just one form which generates and compares prices from them.
This is a great site as you can search for all kinds of things like car insurance, home insurance, travel insurance, loads, credit cards, mortgages, bank accounts.
I have used this comparison site when searching for my car insurance and unlike some of the other sites it doesn't seem to charge a commission as the prices were the same as if I searched direct with the company.
I have found that on some other sites they seem to add a little extra on top and actually charge more than going direct to the company!
I have also used the site to search for flight prices and again the site was very quick to search and came up with some excellent prices which and I even ended up booking through a site I found through MoneySupermarket.
This site is easy to use and is simple enough for even those who don't use the internet a lot. The site is quick to produce the results and you can gaurente they will be competitive and worth a follow up!!
So make sure you don't pay more than you should and give this a wizz! You cant beat it when you find a great deal!
This product is really great as it allows anyone to simply select the thing they require a quote on, fill in your details, and get an instant on the spot result of the prices of the companies offering you that service. It is quick, easy and simple to use as well as great for making sure you are getting the best price for things such as insurance, bank interest, mortgages and loans and could save anyone a lot of money. It is worth giving it a go as it is free to use and could save you a lot of money each month that you dont need to spend. I have made big savings on the site from car insurance which I reduced by a significant amount. I would recomend anyone to go and try out this site as it is brilliant in my opinion and does everything I would want it to do.
This website has mixed reviews but i used it the other day along with confused.com and comparethemarket.com and I found the comparison site moneysupermarket.com found the cheapest car insurance for me.
The site was as easy to use as other comparison sites however, different companies use this site so than other comparison sites. This is why i probably found a cheaper provider for car insurance with this site.
The site also uses insurance providers that are reputable. The site is easy to use and save all your inputs for the following year when you come back to it. This means that you only have to change anything that has changed within a year. It also sends you an email if you click on a particular insurance companies quote. The email sends you details of the companies quote, a number and a reference number so that you can phone them if you wish.
The site will also save the quotes for a few days so that if you wish to return after using other comparison sites, you dont have to go through the wholde process again.
I find this site very useful. It got me car insurance £120 cheaper that the other comparison sites.
I bumped on this site few months back and I am quite impressed with this site. This is one of the best avenues to compare prices on almost everything under the sun.
I am very fond of the range of options it provides in terms of insurance selection for car,home,travel,pet,breakdown etc.The money section of this site is really noteworthy as I often use it to Compare Financial Products like loands,mortgage.
I got benefited by around £50 as I did change my gas and electricity supplier based on finding from this site. You can also enter your current supplier details and look out for alternatives that provide better rates. The site provides you detail lay out of annual estimated bill, estimated Annual Saving, sservice Rating etc.
Customer reviews is another important feature in this site as you can find the review comments of all users based on their experience and I find this very useful.
The detailed search and quick search options are also very diligently built in this site.
Editor's top picks is an innovative addition where you can find recent news and article pertaining to a wide miscellany of products and services to save money.
Overall a great site to explore but I am little bit disappointed with News & Community section as it is too much cluttered at the moment with polls and is very slow to open up as well. However joining any of the available communities like money & finance ,travel & tourism is promising.
"Moneysupermarket.com" is a price comparison website, allowing you to compare loads of prices on specific products and services, giving you the best available quote & deal available.
You can compare prices on various categories, ie: travel, motoring, money, gas & electricity, insurance, mobile phones, shopping, broadband, and general utilities.
I have often used this website for comparing products and have to say that it really has helped me and saved me quite a bit of money than if I was to purchase the same product through the first website I opened, without researching. The ideal thing I find oabout this website is that after only a few clicks, you can compare prices and it is really easy to use.
Products or services which you currently pay for, you might find that you can in fact get for alot cheaper, therefore saving you money and allowing you to spend more on the things which you really enjoy.
You may have seen their advert on TV...
Recently I had to renew my car insurance and decided that I would look around rather then stick with my current insurer as in these hard times I needed to save as much money as possible!
I had seen adverts on the television for moneysupermarket.com and because of this deicded I would give them a go as it meant I could compare prices of quite a few insurance companies only having to ener my information once rather then trudge all over the net filling in my details time and time again which could take me hours.
The homepage is quite simple and friendly and so it does not daunt you as you use it at the top it has the tabs for what you want to compare. After I clicked on insurance it then takes you to a page with differnt types of insurance each one refelcted by a simple cartoon picture.
The questions it asks to get the quote for you are relitavley simple and to be honest are the standard questions you always seem to get e.g. where is your car kept? Veichle value etc. There are 3 pages of questions to complete but these are simple questions most which are just yes and no answers and so it only took me under 10 minutes to complete.
Once you have finished answering the questions it will search through loads of differnt insurers and will then list them all from cheapest to most expensive.
This for me was where this site fell down as all the prices they were giving me were much more expensive then when I had gone to the sites invidually, this meant in the end I still went and compared all the different individual sites as it was cheaper meaning I saved no time at all.
This site for me did not do as I expected and honeslt saved me no more time or money as it seems they must add quite a bit extra onto the prices for them being advertised on the site.
The only good thing about this site is that once it throws up the results you may find one or two insurers you had not heard of before which are quite cheap, however my advice is go on their own website first as you might find that way it is even cheaper!
Moneysupermarket.com! well well... one of the first to compare prices on car insurance and now have expanded into comparing just about anything if you want a cheap quote I would recommend you go here and save hours upon hours of ringing around trying to get the cheapest quote!!, This website has properly saved my family around £500!, I first saw this website advertised on TV, and said to my dad I would help him find a cheaper car insurance price than he was already paying with Tesco, He didn't think it was possible as he has been a member of there car insurance for around 6 years, With my dads loyalty counting for nothing ,I found him a very very cheap quote he soon left Tesco, He was paying over £200 for his car insurance and has never crashed in his life even since driving over 20 years ago, I found that Zurich were £158 and were offering £50 free marks and specer vouchers so it was £108, then they sent us another Voucher for another £50 voucher so my dad then got it for £58 then the shock, they then send us another £50 voucher so insurance for £8!!!!!!!
Also I have took out home contents insurance by these and also saved my dad around £160, I have also seen money supermarket in the sun paper and found out people has actually been payed to take out contents insurance on there house because they found a cheap quote and then when to a "cash back" website and have been offered money and it has come out they have been payed!
Also I think quidco offers £20 for using the website, However always check that "cash back" websites don't offer you more money for the insurance company without using money supermarket,
There have been a number of rivals come up against money supermarket as I am sure you have seen on the television, go compare, u switch etc, I still feel money supermarket is the best and have used to find my holiday in august to the Maldives, It has helped me with a great price with monarch airlines, However I didn't go though them to get the deal as "quidco" were offering £180 back on my trip which is better than the £20 for using money supermarket. So I often just use them to compare prices and don't actually use there service, However there is a negative when you are trying to find a quote if you enter your telephone number they will keep ringing you and and try and get you to take out a quote via them, even if you have already taken out insurance, they just don't get the message, so when comparing on there website now I often put a "fake" telephone number. But taking your details can often be useful as it will fill in your information for the insurance company saving you time from having to retype the information again.
Money supermarket work on commission which they receive when you take out a quote via then, even if you don't actually take out the insurance and just click the link to another site though them, they still gain commission, The company has now become very very rich from this.
I think quote comparing websites are great and have really helped people get better deals lets face it who wants to be ringing up companies giving them details over and over again,
Money supermarket.com also has a New and community area, which can be helpful and give money saving tips on all areas of life, and also a forum where you can ask others for help on mortgages and other decisions. Money supermarket also helps with charities, by doing fund raising advents at the moment they are trying to raise funds for a hospices, you may wish to help so have a look on the news and community section of www.moneysupermarket.co.uk.
So not only does money supermarket help us get the best deal but helps the community and also other information on getting the very best deal. It's worth checking out there website if you have any spare time and haven't already done so.
My husband showed me the website Moneysupermarket.com not very long ago when I was first making a start on our Christmas shopping. Although I have a fixed income, Dave is self-employed so the current economic problems have had a big effect on our Christmas budget this year. We are in no position to grumble by any means but we both felt that this year we would be sensible, set price limits, and take the time to shop around for the best prices for our chosen presents. I am off work for a little while so I have had plenty of time to invest in shaving quite a few pounds off our Christmas shopping this year and a lot of those savings were down to this site.
You can use this website for a variety of price comparisons by selecting one of the catagory tabs that runs across the top of the homepage screen. There is insurance, utilities, Motoring, Money and so on. Every big expense you might want to invest some time searching for the best price on. I have only used this site for shopping so far but the same principals apply to searching for all price comparisons.
With shopping searches, I type in the name of the item I am searching for. For example, my grandson would like a Lego Train for Christmas so I typed that phrase into my search box. The website then presented me with an extensive list of available Lego Trains in a clear list manner that was very easy for me to filter through. The results show a picture where available, the name of the shop they have sourced the item from and the price so I can filter to what I am interested in very quickly.
I can then clink on the links that appear to be taken to the website that has the item I am interested in for sale. In many ways I realise that this is a similar to a lot of the shopping search engines that already exists, but I found that this site is much more "intelligent". It recognises what I am searching for and tailors sub-search options just for me. For instance brand, shop and type of building blocks (Lego or Duplo on the drop down menu for that selection).
The only drawback to this site that I have noticed is that it does not search all of the web, only a select number of shops that it believes will carry the product you are searching for it would seem. I am still very pleased with the results however as I would not want to shop from unknown websites at this time of year of all times. So I am pleased to have been shown all of my search results from big name sites that I feel I can trust.
As the credit crunch takes hold and Christmas is approaching looking for the cheapest but the greatest is the up most importance, that's were Moneysupermarket.com comes into play.
To begin with I wasn't sure how to use this site as the font page is quite odd to use, I mean the style is basic but the layout and the small print is just "Huh!?"
But after a week of test driving I managed to finally use the site effectively, I managed to find a Nokia N95 on O2 for £25 a month.
Now that I'm used to the site I use it all the time, but I still have criticisms about this site. The style of the site, or lack of, there is just not enough graphics or pictures to make the site look attractive. The ease of use needs to be looked at carefully, as I found the search engine really hard to use, there is too many options that narrow too many things down.
However the advantages weigh out the dis-advantages by far, you can find really smart offers on phones, broadband, loans and many more and on some pages there are Jargon busters to help guide you through the world of Moneysupermarket.com. This isn't the best site I'm sure but it's a strong contender.
Money supermarket.co.uk the common popular website to compare insurance quotes and other services. The website itself is really simple to use. It is designed so that you can click the tabs at the top of the screen or the boxes in the middle of the screen to compare company's quotes for your desired area.
I tend to use this website for my car insurance quotes and once you have entered your personal information you can then select to search the market. This website will compare over 60 companies for your car insurance and will give you the results in a table, putting the cheapest at the top.
Sometimes I find that if you use this website you do not get as good of a deal than if you went to the company directly. I recently found this with my car insurance, I searched on this website and then went to the cheapest one on the list directly. This happened to be Tesco and I got a free pressure washer worth £100 too.
The money supermarket has a rival with comparethemarket.com. This website is very similar and sometimes is cheaper.
The website also has a few adverts; I am assuming these help fund the website as well as the companies who have their details on the website. This website only compared 60 insurers and not everyone out there so you may get a better deal if you spend your time looking further a field, perhaps at local insurers.
The main downfall with this company is that when you search for example,your insurance, if you had an accident or a criminal offence then a majority of the companies will not give you a quote. Sometimes you will only get a hand full of offers.
Try it for yourself xx
I recently bought a new car and needed to arrange car insurance for it. I obviously wanted to pay as little as possible for a fully comprehensive policy, and so took the advice of Martin Lewis and decided to use 3 of the main price comparison sites which together were suppose to cover the majority of the market ; Moneysupermarket, Comparethemarket and Confused.com.
I must admit that all the sites were pretty easy to use and straightforward to obtain a quote from, and from a usability perspective there was no clear winner out of the 3 of them.
It is fantastic having these comparison sites nowadays as you don't have to spend hours entering your details into various insurance companies' sites in order to save some money and get the best price. It is also amazing just how much the premiums can vary from company to company. The range on the quote for me and my car varied by around £400. Yes - some of them had extras in the cover but nothing that warranted an additional few hundred pounds really.
Moneysupermarket came out the best for me as the top priced company's quote on there was around £20 cheaper than on the other two sites. I also found it amazing how each insurance company's quotes varied from comparison site to comparison site based on the same info you input.
The process of buying insurance is so easy once you have decided which quote you want to go with. All you have to do is click the purchase button at the side of that quote and you are directed straight to that insurance company's site where all your details are already filled in, and just need to enter your payment details.
Moneysupermarket compares 60 different insurance companies and provides comparison for mobiles, credit cards, loans, gas and electricity and more. It is a really useful site that saves you a lot of time and certainly got me the cheapest price around for my car insurance!
It's car insurance renewal time and although my current insurers had offered me a reasonable deal I was sure I could save money on my quote.
One of the quickest way of comparing prices is to go through a company like moneyinsurance.com, a price comparison site. It compares prices on a range of services inclusing car and home insurance, mobile phones and broadband but I have only used it to compare car insurance prices.
The site is well laid out and easy to navigate. Once you have selected the car insurance option you then fill in all the usual details about you and your car and then click for a quote. So far so good.
A few minutes later you are given a list of quotes. I was at first amazed at the cheapness of the lowest few quotes which were also a lot cheaper than I had found on the other comparison sites I had used. This part is well set out and each premium quoted has a run down of the quote including monthly payment plans. I like paying over 12 months so this is a good option but as each company charges a different APR it can make a difference to total price paid and this information was not available. I would like to see a total for paying direct debit and not have to get my calculator out.
Now that I had my quote, it was time to take out a policy so I clicked through to my chosen insurer only to find the price was actually around £100 more than quoted on moneysupermarket. Starting to feel my blood pressure increase I click onto the second quote only to find something similar.
Then I went back to confused.com and took out a policy via there site which was actually the same as the quoted price.
The next thing to annoy me was the sales calls. About an hour after I used this blasted site I had a call from moneysupermarket.com asking me if I still needed insurance. I hate sales calls, so rude and make a point of never dealing with a company who invades my space and time by phoning me up and flogging me something. Next came the calls from the individual insurers noticing I had asked for a quote and peddling insurance to me.
Overall I wish I had never used this site. On the surface it offered the best deal but when you looked deeper the prices quoted were not the real prices you would pay. I dont know if this is a ploy used by the site or the insurers themselves but it kind of defeats the object of the site. Add to it the sales calls and by clicking on this site you are just setting yourself up to be annoyed.
I did get cheaper insurance in the end but not thanks to this site.
Moneysupermarket.com is a price comparison site. Cars, credit cars, utility bills, broadband companies, motoring, insurance, mobile phones, travel etc could all be compared on this site. My experience is only of car insurance.
The site asks you to enter detail. It then gets quotes from 50 insurance companies. I followed the procedure and filled in all the details. When the quotes came out I chose the one that was the best in terms of price and options offered on the insurance policy all good. Five minutes of work saved me £100. I was well happy.
Happiness didnt last long when talking to my neighbour I learnt that this site is not good as made out by advertising. She told me that she did searches on the major comparison sites and money supermarket was not in top 5 for her.
I instantly logged into my computer and redid the search. This time I used other comparison sites and did quotes direct on insurance company sites. One hour work saved me £150.00.
From this little experiment I have found out that advertising could be misleading. I dont know the reason behind this company not good as others. My advice is to check from several sources before buying car insurance,
Money supermarket offers comparison of a number of things. It is easy to use and the search it offers is free. Advertisers pay for the cost or the companies selling policies pay commission to the site.
I first came across this website when looking for my next 0% credit card, and being one of those card tarts who hates to pay interest I wanted somewhere that I can look at all my options in one go. To begin with I started going through the money channel on the Wanadoo homepage and that is how I ended up being re-directed to www.moneysupermarket.com.
To my amazement, not only could I look up some of the best credit card deals around I could look up pretty much any financial product I want and find the best one available. The products you can search for range from credit cards to mortgages, and from current accounts to hotels.
When you first log onto the website you are presented with the sites homepage. From here you can begin that search for your financial needs. You have two real ways of starting your search, the first is from the product list down the left hand side of the page, and the second is from the boxes in the centre of the page.
The list down the left hand side has the following options: Mortgages, Loans, Credit Cards, Insurance, Refused Credit, Savings, Current Accounts, Flights, Hotels, Car Hire, Business Finance and Share Dealing. The pictures for your selection in the centre of the page are unlike the product list because these items are not always the same but they do give you a better description of what you will find in that area. For example if you were looking for Mortgage comparison then the list obviously just says mortgages, but the item in the middle actually tells you how many mortgages you can compare through this website and that you can also apply for many of them online as well.
Under each of the product headings you get the facility to enter more details about the type of product that you are looking for:
Under here you can select the type of credit card deal that you are looking for. An example of this would be where you can choose maybe a Low Standard Rate cards, or you may select to view those cards with Low Introductory Balance Transfer Rates. In fact they actually have 22 different ways of comparing cards ranging right through to comparing Football Credit Cards.
From this area you get 4 main options, the first 2 give you the chance to search through over 8500 different mortgages some of which you can apply for directly from this site. This includes specialist mortgages such as buy to let or first time buyer options so they pretty much have a mortgage option for anyone. The reason that this is covered by two options is one is a quick search and one is a far more detailed search. The 3rd option from here gives you the chance to fill out an online form submitting your details and an impartial financial advisor will call you back. The fourth and final option gives you the chance to call them, although this can only be done during office hours Monday to Friday.
From this heading you get the facility to search through over 400 personal loans, including secured and unsecured loans. You begin this search by selecting a few options such as is it a Joint or Single application, how much you wish to borrow and over what period of time. You also get the opportunity to select whether you are a homeowner or not which of course can then limit those loan options to those companies that match your criteria.
Under the insurance heading there is then a further 14 insurance options ranging from car insurance, to life and travel insurance and from breakdown cover to dental insurance and critical illness cover. Once you have decided which insurance it is that you are searching for you click on the relevant heading and are then taken to the relevant webpage where again you get to enter a few details in order for them to bring up the most relevant products.
From making this selection you are given the opportunity to search for the same type of products that you are from the main homepage only this time there is one difference. The difference being that the only products that will get listed for you are from those companies that are prepared to help people who for what ever reasons in the past have had financial difficulties and therefore find getting credit difficult. There are also two headings at the bottom of this page if you are having credit problems. The first is a link to Credit Expert from Experian where you can look into your credit file and actually get a free 30 day trial. The remaining heading is a link that will take you to a page where you can make contact with people that may be able to help you with things such as Free Advice.
By selecting the Savings link you get the opportunity to search for many savings accounts, but once again there a few options you can select first in order that the list that gets displayed to you is off some relevance. So under this heading you can select items such as Children Accounts, offshore Accounts, Notice Accounts etc, as well as the option to enter the amount you wish to deposit.
This option is pretty much self explanatory and does not vary much from the Savings pages only this time it list current accounts as opposed to savings accounts.
By making one of this as your selection you are taken to another website that runs in partnership with moneysupermarket.com, www.travelsupermarket.com. This site runs in exactly the same way as it parent page but only this time all of the options are based on and around travel. You get the opportunity to use one search to search through lots of flight companies, hire car companies or hotels. This saves you going to various travel sites trying to find the best deal, especially as they search many of the leading holiday booking companies including the likes of lastminute.com to ensure that you do receive the very best deal they can find.
From this site you also get a direct link to Travel Insurance, this is designed so that once you have booked you arrangements you can then go directly to booking your travel insurance without having to go back to moneysupermarket.com to find it.
This is part of the website that I had never looked into until I decided to write this review so have had a quick look in order to give you a basic understanding of what it is all about. Basically this part of the site, (which can also be accessed by www.commercial.moneysupermarket.com) is designed for the small business. From here you can search for specialist financial products such as commercial insurance and business loans as well as business insurance and current accounts. There is also links for you to get business documents translated if you do business is various companies and links to take you to stationery suppliers.
If you run a small business or have any plans in starting one then from the first impressions that I have had it looks like it would be well worth you taking a look.
This is the final heading on the homepage for different financial products but works in exactly the same way as all of the others. From here you basically can compare various share dealing services to ensure that for those of you who do deal in shares are getting the best deal from the company you use.
Now that I have briefly explained to you the various selections that you can make on this site I will give you a bit more detail on the site itself.
Firstly one of the things that does seem quite interesting is that fact that you can register your details with them and input all of you online accounts with them. This includes online current and savings accounts, credit cards, email accounts and even reward cards such as Nectar. The way this works is that you save your login details into a secure part of their website then when you log in your other accounts are logged into and displayed on one screen, this therefore allowing you to see all your finances on one screen at the same time.
This can be particularly useful if you have various accounts as all you really have to input each time you wish to view anything is one password. I find this can be useful sometime as I use a similar product with egg.com if you are only viewing accounts. If you intend to do any transactions with these accounts then you need to have logged into them via them organisations particular website. The advantage that this one has is that it constantly compares your accounts to ensure that you are receiving the best deals.
If, and when, you decide to have a search through this site you find that the deal you want is not there or that you are not yet ready for the product you can register your email address. With this address you will then receive Rate Alert emails, and what these contain are details of any lower rates with the type of product that you showed interest in originally such as loans or credit cards. This I do find useful especially for my credit card switching.
Moneysupermarket.com has only been up and running for just over 5 years, but since then has taken off in such as way various ISPs use them to promote finance offers to their customers. In fact some of the finance news that you read in some papers is taken from this site.
The website and company is owned by Moneysupermarket.com Financial Group Limited which also runs Mortgage 2000, a company well know in the mortgage and finance industries.
To view the website click either of the following:
Email them at:
Call them on:
0845 345 5708
Or for those of you, who prefer the old fashioned mail, write to them at:
Moneysupermarket House, St David's Park, Ewloe, Nr Chester, CH5 3UZ
I know this review has turned out rather long but hopefully it now includes enough details to help at least some of you get the best financial products around and save some of the well earned money you go to work for.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review.