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Extended warranties: what you need to know before you buy

What extended warranties are and how you can decide whether you need to buy one. Extended warranties are a way of getting extra protection for a new product in addition to the standard warranty. However you don’t need to buy one – for example, you might already be covered by your home insurance. Competition [...]

November 5th, 2019|CMA|0 Comments

Online hotel booking: principles for businesses

Principles to help online hotel booking companies change their practices to conform with consumer law. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has identified serious concerns about certain practices commonly used in the online accommodation booking sector after an investigation into Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and trivago who have given commitments to change their [...]

February 27th, 2019|CMA|0 Comments

CMA: Making the online gambling sector fairer

On 1 February, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that online gambling firms must stop using unfair promotions that trap players’ money. Thanks to their investigation, 3 leading gambling firms have formally committed to change their online terms and practices. But there’s more to do to get the sector to raise its game. [...]

February 20th, 2018|CMA|0 Comments

CMA acts to prevent misleading Social Media practices

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured undertakings from a social media marketing company and a clothing retailer to prevent misleading online practices. In the first case, the CMA has secured undertakings from Social Chain Ltd, following enforcement action by the CMA using its consumer protection powers. Social Chain, a UK-based marketing company that [...]

January 17th, 2017|CMA|0 Comments