80pc switched and saved
EIGHT out of 10 consumers who have switched service providers in the last year have saved money, a survey commissioned by the National Consumer Agency (NCA) and carried out by Amarach Research shows.
The research asked consumers whether they actually saved money when they changed their supplier in 15 categories, including electricity, car insurance, mobile phone service, TV, broadband and banking providers.
Savings also resulted for 88pc of home insurance switchers, and 84pc of those who changed car insurance providers.
The NCA has a range of insurance cost comparisons on www.itsyourmoney.ie, which show cost savings for home, motor and life insurance. The Economiser can be accessed on www.consumerconnect.ie.