The first company (Bellen.com) was founded in 1998, followed later by Gaslicht.com (2003), LookingforBooking.com (2009) and Poliswijzer.nl (2014). The Bencompare app was launched in 2018. In 2021, the company has 55 employees and nine comparison sites, which will be maintained from the office locations in Groningen and Voorthuizen. The Bencom Group provides consumers, institutions and companies with independent and objective information about the services and prices in telecom, internet, digital television, energy, insurance and hotel stays.
Independent and objective
The independence is guaranteed at all times so that consumers can continue to rely on us. The comparisons are therefore always entirely objective. The Bencom Group is not affiliated with an interested company, so providers have no control over the activities and the information on the sites.
For the Bencom Group there is no advantage in giving certain providers priority over others. Providers with whom they have no cooperation are shown in the comparisons as well, even if they come out as best. In addition, the Bencom Group strives to provide the most complete picture of the market as possible by including at least 95% of the market in its comparisons.
How it all began
It all started when the then 13 -year-old Ben Woldring in received a school assignment in 1998 with the aim of creating a website. Ben decided to create a summary of different tariffs for fixed telephony and built the website Bellen.com.
Meet our team
We work daily with an enthusiastic team on our eight comparison sites. We are located in three offices in Usquert, Groningen and Voorthuizen. The Bencom Group is happy to give consumers, businesses and institutions insight in several complex markets by providing objective and up-to-date price and product information. Work with us? See our vacancies.
Bencom offers all its services to the consumer free of charge. Usually, visitors have the opportunity to order a product or service directly. This is possible since we transfer the order directly to the site of the provider or online shop, in order to facilitate the switch via Bencom for free. Given that our visitors are often interested in new products and are prepared to purchase various kinds of services, our sites are attractive for advertisers to show their products and services on. It is also possible to advertise using one of our newsletters which have a major range and which will be published at least once a month.