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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 1st Jun 12, 8:55 AM
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    MSE Archna
    MSE Discussion: MoneySavingExpert.com to join the MoneySupermarket.com group
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    • 1st Jun 12, 8:55 AM
    MSE Discussion: MoneySavingExpert.com to join the MoneySupermarket.com group 1st Jun 12 at 8:55 AM
    UPDATE 3 JUNE - please also read this thread - What is the future of this forum?
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=53540625#post53540625


    "In a deal announced this morning on the stock market, MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) will join MoneySupermarket.com group. MSE will continue to operate as it does now, but with improved technology, so more people can gain from its MoneySaving techniques."






    Last edited by MSE Martin; 03-06-2012 at 1:32 PM.
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  • Fifer
    • #2
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:37 AM
    • #2
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:37 AM
    There's a question missing from the Q&A. "What's in in for MoneySupermarket.com and how will they make a return on their massive investment?"
    There's love in this world for everyone. Every rascal and son of a gun.
    It's for the many and not the few. Be sure it's out there looking for you.
    In every town, in every state. In every house and every gate.
    Wth every precious smile you make. And every act of kindness.
    Micheal Marra, 1952 - 2012

  • sablade
    • #3
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:38 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 9:38 AM
    A very sad day for your unbiased opinions - a sell out! We now need a new unbiased independent website.
    If you dont ask for discount you don't get discount
  • k-man
    • #4
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:38 AM
    • #4
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:38 AM
    Shocking

    Deleting myself from the forum as soon as I work out how to do it
    • Sazbo
    • By Sazbo 1st Jun 12, 9:38 AM
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    Sazbo
    • #5
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:38 AM
    • #5
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:38 AM
    Hmmm......
    4 May 2010
  • sablade
    • #6
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:41 AM
    • #6
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:41 AM
    There's a question missing from the Q&A. "What's in in for MoneySupermarket.com and how will they make a return on their massive investment?"
    Originally posted by Fifer
    Unfortunately the voice of the consumer has been bought, money can buy anything, anyone has their price and Mr Lewis has dumped on his own doorstep. To start with we will see no difference but drip by drip moneysupermarket will suffocate this site and strip it of all it's ways to turn the public's free advice into pure profit.
    If you dont ask for discount you don't get discount
  • marty1888
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    • 1st Jun 12, 9:42 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 9:42 AM
    Can this be described as the ultimate sellout?
  • sablade
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    • 1st Jun 12, 9:43 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 9:43 AM
    7.5M of us get the weekly email which now will be spam and secret adverts
    If you dont ask for discount you don't get discount
    • glider3560
    • By glider3560 1st Jun 12, 9:43 AM
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    glider3560
    • #9
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:43 AM
    • #9
    • 1st Jun 12, 9:43 AM
    There's a question missing from the Q&A. "What's in in for MoneySupermarket.com and how will they make a return on their massive investment?"
    Originally posted by Fifer
    In the same way of Martin presumably makes money from the website. Details are given in the "How the site is financed" section.

    • landsker
    • By landsker 1st Jun 12, 9:46 AM
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    landsker
    If it looks like a sellout and quacks like a sell out, it is a sell out.

    • chewback
    • By chewback 1st Jun 12, 9:47 AM
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    chewback
    The site will turn into Motley Fool where they only promote companies that pay them.
  • Fifer
    Unfortunately the voice of the consumer has been bought, money can buy anything, anyone has their price and Mr Lewis has dumped on his own doorstep. To start with we will see no difference but drip by drip moneysupermarket will suffocate this site and strip it of all it's ways to turn the public's free advice into pure profit.
    Originally posted by sablade
    Sadly, I suspect you are right. There will be a period of stability followed by a decreasing level of activity by the founders and an increasing level of commercial activity.

    Even if that was not the case, the commercial association tarnishes any claim of independence. Even if the site remained completely true to it's founding principles, the commerical link will destroy people's perception of indpendence and fairness. The site, however honest it may be, will not be trusted.
    There's love in this world for everyone. Every rascal and son of a gun.
    It's for the many and not the few. Be sure it's out there looking for you.
    In every town, in every state. In every house and every gate.
    Wth every precious smile you make. And every act of kindness.
    Micheal Marra, 1952 - 2012

    • landsker
    • By landsker 1st Jun 12, 9:48 AM
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    landsker
    At least if you'd sold to Compare the Market, we'd have the meerkats to enliven things.

  • Fifer
    The site will turn into Motley Fool where they only promote companies that pay them.
    Originally posted by chewback
    Good analogy. I remember when Motley Fool was independent and trusted. I used to visit regularly but haven't been near it for years.
    There's love in this world for everyone. Every rascal and son of a gun.
    It's for the many and not the few. Be sure it's out there looking for you.
    In every town, in every state. In every house and every gate.
    Wth every precious smile you make. And every act of kindness.
    Micheal Marra, 1952 - 2012

  • k-man
    7.5M of us get the weekly email which now will be spam and secret adverts
    Originally posted by sablade
    1 more person not getting the email now .....
    • StaffsSW
    • By StaffsSW 1st Jun 12, 9:51 AM
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    StaffsSW
    http://shares.telegraph.co.uk/news/article.php?id=4381191&epic=MONY

    £87m ...?!

    I knew the site was coining it in, but not to that extent.
    <--- Nothing to see here - move along --->
    • Steamer28
    • By Steamer28 1st Jun 12, 9:53 AM
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    Steamer28
    Sell out, mmmm not completley sure as I would never want the site to closed.

    And long term investment from Moneysupermarket should save us all more money (And someone has to make money to keep the wheels going round).

    Well done Martin & Team.

    Stuart
  • Fifer
    And long term investment from Moneysupermarket should save us all more money (
    Originally posted by Steamer28
    How does that work then?
    There's love in this world for everyone. Every rascal and son of a gun.
    It's for the many and not the few. Be sure it's out there looking for you.
    In every town, in every state. In every house and every gate.
    Wth every precious smile you make. And every act of kindness.
    Micheal Marra, 1952 - 2012

    • stingyscot
    • By stingyscot 1st Jun 12, 9:56 AM
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    stingyscot
    So disappointed :'(
    I've been a moneysaving member since Martin was in short trousers, figuratively speaking, and somehow felt that he and the site was 'ours'. It's so disappointing to discover that he has feet of clay and is just the same as all the rest. Sellout, in every way. Presumably the next step is to become an MP :-(
    • StaffsSW
    • By StaffsSW 1st Jun 12, 9:57 AM
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    StaffsSW
    There's a question missing from the Q&A. "What's in in for MoneySupermarket.com and how will they make a return on their massive investment?"
    Originally posted by Fifer
    it's simply one affiliate marketing company, buying out another. This site earns huge amounts of money from all those links with a star next to them. Remember that this site is one huge financial product recommendation exercise, and that industry pays affiliates handsomely... Equifax, £35 per sign up, utility companies pays up to £100 per new customer.

    Mse/ml is widely recognised as one of the highest earning affiliates within the internet marketing industry. Fair play for levering that niche.
    <--- Nothing to see here - move along --->
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