Mountain View, Calif. – Google (NASD: GOOG) has acquired
BeatThatQuote.com, a U.K.-based shopping comparison site for financial services
providers, for about $62 million.
BeatThatQuote.com offers price comparisons of
various firms that provide loans, credit lines, insurance and other financial
"We look forward to working with their engineers to create new
tools making it easier for consumers to choose the right financial
products," reads a note on BeatThatQuote.com from managine director John
"We think we can offer more transparency and better pricing
information than existing online offerings."