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Thursday, September 29, 2011

LONDON, September 30, 2011 -, one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites, has appointed Paul Galligan as its new Managing Director. Paul joined at the beginning of September, replacing Kal Atwal, who has been promoted to Group Director for Brand-led Businesses at BGL Group,’s parent company.

Prior to joining, Paul Galligan was Director for Bennetts, the UK’s No. 1 for bike insurance. Paul has driven significant growth for the Bennetts brand and this success means that he is well placed to lead comparethemarket.comas it continues to challenge the dynamics of the aggregator market through its new Simples Rewards programme.

Paul started his career with Capital Bank before moving to HBOS, working in the Partnerships division. He then went on to be Head of Products for Sainsbury’s Bank where he was responsible for the sales and profitability of their Lending, Savings and Insurance products. After two years at Sainsbury’s Bank, Paul joined BGL Group in August 2008 as Director of Bennetts.

Specialising in more than just car insurance, provides customers with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial products, ranging from life insurance right through to pet insurance as well as utilities and financial services such as credit cards and loans.

Commenting on his new role, Paul Galligan said: “I’m delighted to be joining at such an important stage in its development. Following the company’s rapid growth over the past three years, I am determined to maintain momentum and take towards even greater success.”


comparethemarket .com was launched in 2006 as a motor insurance comparison site, offering customers a wide range of competitively priced insurance quotes instantly online. has grown rapidly over the past three years and is now one of the UK’s leading price comparison brands.

As well as insurance, also offers comparisons on credit cards, loans, current accounts and savings accounts. actively selects its brand partners, working with the best and most trusted organisations to ensure quality service to consumers. is a trading name of BISL Limited.  BISL Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Registered Address: Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, PE2 6YS. Registered in England number 3231094.

Holly Dedman at Good Relations, Tel: +44(0)20-7861-3106, Email: hdedman at

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