how to find the best deal

Comparison sites have revolutionised the way consumers find an energy provider, take out insurance policies, switch broadband or choose a hotel.

These websites make their money by taking a small commission when customers click through and sign up for a provider’s products and services.

Each site has an array of tools to help consumers find the best deal. Telegraph Money rounds-up five of the biggest price comparison websites, plus some other sites that could help save you money.

Confused.com

Part of the Admiral Insurance Group, Confused lets users compare insurance policies from most of the market. Car, motorbike and van insurance are its three key areas, but customers can also compare home, life and travel insurance deals.

GoCompare

Launched in 2006, GoCompare is one of the more all-encompassing services. Users can compare a range of insurance products and it partners with other firms to show best buy savings rates, broadband prices and flight deals.

Compare the Market

Perhaps best known for its cuddly meerkat mascots, Compare the Market has tools to help customers compare insurance and household utilities.