Thursday, November 12, 2009

Argos Launches Financial Services Price Comparison Site

car insurance

Argos, the UK general merchandise retailer, today announced the launch of its new financial services price comparison website, Argos Compare.

At launch, the service will be the only comparison site offering cash-back on both home and car insurance.

The new service, Argos Compare, covers the full range of financial service products from car, home and travel insurance through mortgages, pensions and credit cards to utilities. Customers will get £30 worth of Argos vouchers with every car insurance purchase and £15 worth of Argos vouchers on home insurance purchases when they use the service.

The site will give visitors to the popular homepage the opportunity to search for the best value financial services products on the market. The service compares more than 65 car insurance providers and more than 25 home insurance providers to bring consumers the best possible value.

Commenting on the launch, Greg Ball, MD of Argos Financial Services, said:

“Argos has always been focused on providing choice, convenience and value to our customers, and the launch of Argos Compare is another example of us delivering that.

“ is the UK's leading high street internet website and that popularity means we can focus on providing the best possible deals for our consumers, rather than advertising it. The first of those offers is providing Argos vouchers to our car and home insurance customers, and is the first of a number of deals we will be offering. As the pure comparison sites have to continue to advertise, this means we will always offer better value to consumers and keep true to our brand proposition of 'helping you live for less'.”