Switching Energy providers (UK) - If a comparison site asks if you want to switch "today", if yes, it claims all the deals that do not earn commission are filtered out. - Click NO and you will get a better deal!!!!
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites have been accused of "hiding" the best energy deals.
The Big Deal website, which also helps consumers find cheaper energy, said the five were behaving unethically.
It said they ask consumers whether they want to switch "today", if yes, it claims all the deals that do not earn commission are filtered out.
The five companies said their websites are transparent, and conform to the regulator's code of practice.
However the regulator, Ofgem, said it was already thinking of updating its code, to give better protection to consumers.
uSwitch, Compare the Market, MoneySuperMarket, Go Compare and Confused.com are all doing the Dirty on us!!!! time to complain.
It said all five use a mechanism on their site that asks consumers if they want to switch "today" or "now".
By clicking "yes" to that question, all the deals that do not earn the company a commission are filtered out.
Only if a consumer clicks "no" are they shown other deals, which can be cheaper.
Click NO to save money...