Comparison sites

#1

What would be good is if Freetrade was featured on say Moneysupermarket eg here:

Should easily beat any of those featured for value for money!

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Which Comparison Sites feature Freetrade? :face_with_monocle:
(Viktor) #2

Weenie, we’ve reached out to a number of comparison sites, but never got included in their lists, somehow.

  • Money.co.uk, for example, is entirely pay-to-play. None of those featured providers are purely editorial choices, i.e. non-paid listings.
  • The Monevator people emailed us back a few months ago, promised to “review” Freetrade, but never got back to us.

To be honest. we suspect comparison sites are a quite commercial niche in the UK. We’ll continue reaching out, and we’re thinking of giving a transparent update to the community about what response we get if any - if there’s interest.

Having transparency around comparison sites’ listings / choices is quite important in my opinion.

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#3

Youve got interest from me in hearing the responses you get back from comparison sites Viktor :grin:

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#4

Were they able to get an account? Perhaps prod them again now that there’s no waiting list.

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(Viktor) #5

Yes, and we prodded them sensibly, so it’s up to them now.

Not including Freetrade in their list, while they actually did a recent update to it, was a little confusing for us.

If anyone wants to reach out and advocate for including Freetrade, taccumulator@gmail.com is the right address.

(Gareth) #6

To be fair to the monevator guys, they do it for free as opposed to the comparison sites that do it for the commission/kick back. I read their blog every week and TA & TI do openly say they don’t always have time for the site. Spamming their email probably won’t help.

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#7

They do benefit by using referral links etc and they are very open about this. I enjoy their site, but they obviously get something other than a warm and fuzzy out of running it! :money_mouth_face:

They have an extensive reader base :face_with_monocle:, it would be good to see FT featured. A good site to be associated with as we move forward.

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(Gareth) #8

I just had another look, and Freetrade is included in their table: https://monevator.com/compare-uk-cheapest-online-brokers/
The only thing that’s out of date is that it says iOS only @Viktor

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(Gareth) #9

True, i meant more that the content they put out weekly isn’t behind a pay wall or anything. But yes, they do use paid referrals for amazon and certain brokers.

#10

Looks like they literally added it today. Shame about the error.

#11

Hah, looks like they updated after I commented about Freetrade not being listed.

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(Emma) #24

They won an award from the good money guide :boom:

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(Vladislav Kozub) #25

Surpeised Freetrade did not get more than one. I have looked at all competitors in each category and neither had more comments and higher average rating than :freetrade: :thinking:

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(Alex Sherwood) #26

We were the only ones who weren’t in suits :alien:

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(Jonny) #27

Served Camden Town Brewery beer too, nice :beers:

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(Emma) #28

Should be a special award for that :sunglasses:

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