Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.


In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.


We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which may interest you, tailored to your specific interests, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us;
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Our sites contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


If you want more information or have any questions or comments relating to our privacy policy please email [email protected] in the first instance.

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Friday 09 July, 2010

Trading Statement

RNS Number : 0932P Group PLC
09 July 2010

9 July 2010 Group PLC - trading update Group PLC ( or the Group), the UKs leading price comparison site, issues the following trading update relating to the six month period ending 30th June. 


The financial performance of the Group for the first half of 2010 has remained consistent with the position outlined in the Interim Management Statement released on 15 April and results for the period are expected to be in line with the Board's previous expectations. 


Revenues for the period are expected to be in the region of £71.5m representing an increase of approximately 5% on the same period last year. UK internet revenues grew approximately 6% year on year. Excluding travel, UK internet revenues grew by fractionally more than 10% with the Money and Insurance and Home service verticals all growing at approximately 10%, maintaining the momentum from the first quarter.  The Travel vertical has continued to be managed for margin in what remains a difficult market and revenues were approximately 20% down on the same period last year.

 As outlined in the Interim Management Statement, the Group has invested in both its brand  and product development in the period. Media spend was approximately £2.5m ahead of the same period last year reflecting the costs of establishing the new campaign launched in January 2010. Similarly third party costs incurred in product development increased by approximately £1.3m over last year as the Group accelerated its development plans. The results of the enhanced investment have been pleasing with gross margins increasing over the same period last year reflecting an increase in direct to site revenues in part aided by the new television campaign. The Group has also delivered new motor insurance, credit card and savings channels in the period together with a mobile application for vouchers. A new Home insurance channel has also been released to beta with a go live date scheduled for the third quarter. The new channels have significantly increased usability of the Groups offering and have helped improve revenues since their launch.  

EBITDA is expected to be in the region of £18m for the first half of 2010 against £18.6m reported for the first half of 2009 reflecting the higher levels of investment. Profitability improved throughout the period as the Group began to see returns on these investments. 


As at the end of June the Group had cash balances of approximately £28.5m.


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·       The information in this release is based on management information.  

For more information, please contact: Group PLC 

Paul Doughty, Chief Financial Officer, 01244 665700

Ian Williams, Director of Communications, 07515 329671 

Tulchan Communications 

Susanna Voyle, 0207 353 4200


This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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