re-accredited by Ofcom

17 October 2017

Ofcom has re-accredited the price comparison service.

Ofcom only accredits price comparison services which have gone through a rigorous independent audit. Also, to maintain accreditation under the scheme, services must undergo regular audits.

The audits confirm that the information provided to consumers is accessible, accurate, transparent, comprehensive and up to date.

Audits are conducted 12 months after the award of the accreditation and every 18 months after that., which was first accredited by Ofcom in 2015, provides information for consumers who want to compare the costs of mobile phone packages.

Lindsey Fussell, Director of Ofcom's Consumer Group, said: “Price comparison services help people to make informed choices about communications services, and therefore play a crucial role for consumers.

“By accrediting price comparison services that pass a rigorous audit, Ofcom helps consumers to be confident that the information they are receiving is thorough and accurate.”

Decision Tech, which is accredited for its Broadband Choices site and recently acquired MobilePhoneChecker, said: “We’re excited to have completed the acquisition of; this supports our strategy to help simplify decisions and save money for consumers in all areas of communications and entertainment. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Ofcom in the coming year.”

Seven price comparison services are currently accredited by Ofcom. You can learn more about these sites on our dedicated price comparison page.