1 - Price comparison websites take over £650 million in commission each year
2 - It is estimated that 10.1 million adults used comparison websites in the past year.
3 - Price comparison websites take between 20% and 25% of each premium in commission.
4 - Only 2% of users questioned in a recent survey realised that the commission taken was so high.
5 - 26% of of online adults spend between £100 and £499 on price comparison websites each year.
6 - 37% of users use comparison websites as they believe they provide the cheapest deals.
7- 27% of users use comparison websites to save time.
8 - 39% of users will use the services of a broker instead.
9 - Price comparison sites seem to specialise in annoying adverts with the Go Compare adverts recently being voted the most annoying on TV.
10 - Wynne Evans, who plays the annoying opera star in the Go Compare, adverts recently signed a six-album record deal with Warner. Amazingly his debut album went straight to the top of the Classical Album chart in March 2011.
(source : facts 1-8 were the findings of a recent YouGov survey undertaken by saveitbuddy.com)
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