Ofcom reaccredits Broadbandchoices price comparison service

07 June 2018

Ofcom has reaccredited Broadbandchoices, a price comparison service that helps consumers to find the right broadband, phone and TV deals for them.

Ofcom accreditation is only awarded to price comparison services that pass a rigorous audit that ensures the information they provide is thorough, accurate and easy for consumers to understand.

Audits also take place 12 months after services are first accredited, and every 18 months after that.

Broadbandchoices was first accredited by Ofcom in 2008.

Lindsey Fussell, director of Ofcom’s consumer group, said: “Ofcom’s accreditation for price comparison services means consumers can be confident that the information they’ve been given is accurate and transparent.

“These services provide vital help for consumers, providing details of the telecoms packages available to them and how much they cost. This enables them to make informed decisions based on the information they receive.”

Mark Pocock, senior commercial manager for home communications at Decision Tech, which owns and operates Broadbandchoices, added: “We are absolutely delighted to be reaccredited. Providing fair and honest comparison to allow customers to make an informed choice is at the heart of everything we do.

“We’re constantly innovating our platform to improve the experience for customers and are committed to continuing to build and maintain our panel, offering the widest number of options at the best range of prices whilst maintaining the highest of standards as set out by Ofcom.”

There are currently eight price comparison services that are accredited by Ofcom. Find out more about them at our dedicated price comparison page.