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    • Alloneword
    • By Alloneword 12th Apr 18, 9:07 PM
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    price comparison sites
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:07 PM
    price comparison sites 12th Apr 18 at 9:07 PM
    When i see Martin on TV he says sometimes he can't give names of webistes that give you ALL energy providers for some stupid reason or another but it's something to do with some not showing all the deals or something like that, so what is the best price comparison sites to use?
    I'm looking for Electric supply only switch as i have no gas and wanted to be able to use a price comparison site that gave me all the deals on offer right now.

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    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 12th Apr 18, 9:32 PM
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    https://energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk
    • gsmlnx
    • By gsmlnx 12th Apr 18, 9:32 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:32 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:32 PM
    An easy to use site from the Citizens Advice Bureau https://energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk/ and is more comprehensive than this forums own site.
    • Alloneword
    • By Alloneword 13th Apr 18, 12:10 AM
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    Many thx folks will go there now.

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    • wavelets
    • By wavelets 13th Apr 18, 12:35 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:35 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:35 AM
    Sadly, the above URL simply takes you a a restricted version of Energylinx
    e.g. you cannot see the tariff detail (unit charge, standing charge, etc) using the URL above, whereas you can if you go to Energylinx - the database used for both.

    More options you may wish to consider are available here:
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/you-switch-gas-electricity

    Here's' the full list of Ofgem accredited gas & electricity comparison sites:

    Quotezone
    www.quotezone.co.uk
    The Energy Shop
    www.theenergyshop.com
    Runpath
    www.runpathdigital.com/gas-electricity/
    Simply Switch
    www.simplyswitch.com
    My Utility Genius
    www.myutilitygenius.co.uk
    Switch Gas and Electric
    www.switchgasandelectric.com
    Energylinx
    www.energylinx.co.uk
    Unravel It
    www.unravelit.com
    Money Supermarket
    www.moneysupermarket.com
    Energy Helpline
    www.energyhelpline.com
    uSwitch
    www.uswitch.com


    Source: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/consumers/household-gas-and-electricity-guide/how-switch-energy-supplier-and-shop-better-deal/compare-gas-and-electricity-tariffs-ofgem-accredited-price-comparison-sites
    Last edited by wavelets; 13-04-2018 at 12:47 AM.
    • wavelets
    • By wavelets 13th Apr 18, 1:16 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 1:16 AM
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    I think you may be mistaken about why Martin Lewis refrains from specifically naming any of the above in his TV appearances.

    Perhaps this explains why he doesn't do it anymore?
    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-1691254/GMTV-criticised-over-Moneysavingexpert-slot.html

    Ofcom rules, which work to ensure programmes are not distorted for commercial purposes, state products and services must not be promoted in programmes for financial gain and 'undue prominence' should not be given to any particular product.
    • gsmlnx
    • By gsmlnx 13th Apr 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 9:41 AM
    Sadly, the above URL simply takes you a a restricted version of Energylinx
    e.g. you cannot see the tariff detail (unit charge, standing charge, etc) using the URL above, whereas you can if you go to Energylinx - the database used for both.
    Originally posted by wavelets
    Actually you can see the full tariff details from the CAB URL, it is on the next page after you click on the "Next Steps" button. Go to the bottom of that page and then click on "More Information" under the "Tariff Details" Heading".

    The good reason to avoid the energylinx page for less experienced switchers, is that energylinx defaults to only showing tariffs they can switch you to. You have to select from a drop down menu if you want to see all the results. That drop down isn't obvious. Under the CAB version, all results are shown from the get go.
    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 13th Apr 18, 10:56 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 10:56 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 10:56 AM
    Actually you can see the full tariff details from the CAB URL, it is on the next page after you click on the "Next Steps" button. Go to the bottom of that page and then click on "More Information" under the "Tariff Details" Heading".

    The good reason to avoid the energylinx page for less experienced switchers, is that energylinx defaults to only showing tariffs they can switch you to. You have to select from a drop down menu if you want to see all the results. That drop down isn't obvious. Under the CAB version, all results are shown from the get go.
    Originally posted by gsmlnx
    Thanks for that.

    It's a bit of a pfaff though (imho), if you want to look at details of various tariffs.
    3 clicks compared to one directly on EnergyLinx.

    What's more, you can see/compare details of various tariffs all at the same time on the results page direct with energylinx, rather than having to go back to the results page and then going through the 3 clicks again to see details of another tariff.

    Also, for those on E7, you can get a more accurate result direct with energylinx, as it allows you to set your ratio of day/night use by 1% increments compared to the larger increments that are the only options on the URL you prefer.

    Finally, those wishing to switch directly can do so directly from energylinx (for selected suppliers/tariffs), and could even earn up to a possible 34 cashback for doing so by using this energylinx link

    https://www.energylinx.co.uk/energy/cashback/

    I agree, the downside to all these upsides is to ensure you compare ALL suppliers from the outset, rather than only those they pay cashback for.

    But I remember we have discussed this before here,
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5825691
    So perhaps we can leave it at that?

    Ultimately, use what you prefer.
    Thanks to wavelets for providing the full list of Ofgem accredited gas & electricity comparison sites.

    It is vital to ensure you only use a comparison service that is accredited by Ofgem (or alternatives that use one) - beware of scam sites that are not Ofgem accredited.
    Last edited by PaschalFun; 13-04-2018 at 11:06 AM.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 13th Apr 18, 12:09 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:09 PM
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    use this own sites one


    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cheapenergyclub
    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 13th Apr 18, 12:25 PM
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    Originally posted by AndyPK
    Sadly it no longer appears to cover ALL the market...

    MSE Cheap Energy Club - the suppliers/tariffs they DON'T want you to know about
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 13th Apr 18, 2:07 PM
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    I guess if you tick "only show big suppliers" it's not going to make a lot of difference ?

    But at least they show true values and savings
    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 13th Apr 18, 2:11 PM
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    I guess if you tick "only show big suppliers" it's not going to make a lot of difference ?

    ...
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    How would that assist the OP who asked to compare ALL of the market?
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