More about Star Ratings

We have been producing Star Ratings since 2000 and they now cover 90 separate areas. In the professional advised space, our Star Ratings cover a range of areas across pensions, investments – including platforms and discretionary fund managers – and life and protection products.

Defaqto Star Ratings allow consumers and advisers to see the quality of products and policies at a glance. We rate every product on the market, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. A 1 Star product covers the basics, whereas a 5 Star product is one of the most comprehensive on the market.

Uniquely, we rate the products and propositions not the providers. In addition, we do not assess price in the calculation of Star Ratings.

We apply a transparent, stringent and consistent methodology to ensure that Star Ratings continue to reflect industry, market, and consumer and adviser trends and developments.

Importantly, Star Ratings are backed by our independent brand.

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