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Global Price Comparison Websites (PCW) Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2016-2020)

Publish Date:Jan 2017
No. of Pages:60

Format : Adobe Reader (PDF) Instant delivery

US$ 800.00

Scope of the Report

The report entitled “Global Price Comparison Websites (PCW) Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2016-2020)”, provides analysis of the global price comparison website market, with detailed analysis of market size and growth, penetration, market share and economic impact of the industry. The report also provides the regional analysis of the price comparison website market of the UK, with analysis by value, segments, penetration, etc.

Furthermore, the report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall global price comparison website market has been forecasted for the years 2016-2020, taking into consideration the previous growth pattern, the growth drivers and the current and future trends.

Majority of the market is concentrated in the UK and major companies in the market are also UK based. Gocompare, Moneysupermarket, uSwitch and Confused.com are key companies in the UK price comparison website market. The company profiling of these companies has been done in the report, which includes business overview, financial overview and respective business strategies of the companies.

Country Coverage


Company Coverage

Esure Group Plc (Gocompare.com)
MoneySuperMarket.com Group Plc
Zoopla Property Group (uSwitch)
Admiral Group PLC (Confused.com)

Executive Summary

A price comparison website is a search engine, which people use to compare the prices of different products. These websites are also called comparison shopping website, price analysis tool, comparison shopping agent, shopbot, etc. Along with prices, many other categories for comparing the products, such as features, quality, etc. are being added on these websites.

Price comparison websites provide many benefits to both consumers and the suppliers. Consumers get convenience, increased choices, saving of time, etc., while suppliers are benefitted by increased visibility, new customers, etc.

The price comparison websites can be segmented into Insurance, Energy and Others. Insurance segment includes motor insurance, home insurance, travel insurance, etc. Energy segment comprises of gas, electricity and others. Other products included in the market are broadband, mobiles, digital TV, etc.

The price comparison website market is expected to increase at a significant growth rate during the forecasted period (2016-2020). The global price comparison website market is supported by various growth drivers, such as increase in smartphone users, increased internet penetration, increasing switching market, etc. Yet, the market faces certain challenges, such as issues related to reliability and trust, lack of knowledge, etc.

Tags :

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

2.1 Introduction to Price Comparison Websites
2.1.1 Advantages of Price Comparison Websites
2.1.2 Disadvantages of Price Comparison Websites
2.2 Working of Price Comparison Websites
2.3 Segmentation of Price Comparison Websites

3.  Global Market Analysis

3.1 Global Price Comparison Market: An Analysis
3.1.1 Global PCW Market by Value
3.1.2 Global PCW Market by Region

4. Regional Analysis

4.1 UK Price Comparison Website Market: An Analysis 

4.1.1 UK PCW Market by Value
4.1.2 UK PCW Market by Segments
4.1.3 UK PCW Market Insurance Segment by Value
4.1.4 UK PCW Market Insurance Segment by Sub Segments
4.1.5 UK PCW Market Insurance Segment by Penetration Rate

5. Market Dynamics

5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Increasing Smartphone Users
5.1.2 Rising Internet Usage Globally
5.1.3 Favorable Regulations
5.1.4 New Business Generation Through PCW

5.2 Challenges
5.2.1 Launch of Websites like B Heard
5.2.2 Reliability and Trust
5.2.3 Reluctant Consumers/ Lack of Knowledge in Consumers

5.3 Market Trends
5.3.1 Underpenetrated Switching Market
5.3.2 Price Fluctuations
5.3.3 Reduced Reliance on Google
5.3.4 Squeezing Out Big Brands

6. Competitive Landscape

6.1 UK PCW Market Players by Revenue Share
6.2 UK PCW Market Players by Number of Visitors
6.3 UK PCW Market Insurance Segment Players by Share
6.4 UK PCW Market Share by Users

7. Company Profiling

7.1 Esure Group Plc (Gocompare.com)
7.1.1 Business Overview
7.1.2 Financial Overview
7.1.3 Business strategy

7.2 MoneySuperMarket.com Group Plc
7.2.1 Business Overview
7.2.2 Financial Overview
7.2.3 Business strategy

7.3 Zoopla Property Group (uSwitch)
7.3.1 Business Overview
7.3.2 Financial Overview
7.3.3 Business strategy

7.4 Admiral Group PLC (Confused.com)
7.4.1 Business Overview
7.4.2 Financial Overview
7.4.3 Business strategy
Figure 1: Segmentation of Price Comparison Websites 
Figure 2: Global PCW Market by Value; 2015-2020 (US$ Million)
Figure 3: Global PCW Market by Region; 2015
Figure 4: UK PCW Market by Value; 2015-2020 (US$ Million)
Figure 5: UK PCW Market by Segments; 2015 
Figure 6: UK PCW Market Insurance Segment by Value; 2015-2020 (US$ Million)
Figure 7: UK PCW Market Insurance Segment by Sub Segments; 2015
Figure 8: UK PCW Market Insurance Segment by Penetration Rate; 2015
Figure 9: Global and UK Smartphone Users; 2014-2020 (Million)
Figure 10: Internet Penetration Rate by Country; 2016
Figure 11: Top 10 Countries of Europe on the Basis of Internet Users; 2015 (Million)
Figure 12: New Business Through PCW in UK; 2009-2015 
Figure 13: UK Market Switching Rate (Insurance, Energy & Communication)
Figure 14: UK PCW Market Players by Revenue Share; 2015
Figure 15: UK PCW Market Players by Number of Visitors; 2015
Figure 16: UK PCW Market Insurance Segment Players by Share; 2015
Figure 17: UK PCW Market Websites Usage by Internet Users; 2015
Figure 18: Esure Total Income; 2012-2015 (US$ Million)
Figure 19: Esure Total Revenue by Segment; 2015
Figure 20: Monneysupermarket Total Revenues; 2011-2015 (US$ Million)
Figure 21: Moneysupermarket Total Revenue by Segment; 2015 
Figure 22: Zoopla Property Group Revenue; 2013-2016 (US$ Million)
Figure 23:Zoopla Property Group Revenue by Segments; 2016 
Figure 24: Admiral Total Revenues; 2011-2015 (US$ Billion)
Figure 25: Admiral Total Revenues  by Segments; 2015