Monitoring thought to be part of wider review of price comparison sites by regulator

The FCA is monitoring Google’s price comparison service, the Telegraph reports.

The paper said the probe is part of a wider review of price comparison sites by the regulator.

Google offers price comparison for motor and travel insurance following its acquisition of aggregator BeatThatQuote in 2011.

The probe comes amid fears at rival price comparison sites that Google is being anti-competitive by promoting its own price comparison services above others.

The search engine has already faced scrutiny from European officials over its alleged behaviour.

In February Google pledged to promote rival search engines and price comparison sites in a bid to stave off a multi-billion-euro fine by the European Commission.