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 Car insurance renewal
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 12:31

Just a quick reminder to never just accept your renewal quote... I just spent 5 mins on the blower to my insurance provider (Hastings direct) and my renewal quote went from £70 dearer than last year to £54 cheaper than last year . And I only called them cos I was having difficulty logging in to my account.... Result.
Well chuffed min 😉



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 Re: Car insurance renewal
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 19:02

Same with any deal.My phone now same price for s9 with more data as I paid for s7.Started off dearer but soon got it down.
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 Re: Car insurance renewal
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 21:35

I use Gladiator for 3 vans, the recent quote for 1 driver on auto renewal increased by £270 for no reason!
Used go compare and had quote £140 cheaper on the screen in front of me when I called Gladiator. They refused to match it or reduce their cost on the phone.

When I told them the quote that was £140 cheaper was Gladiator the wee girl jumped out her skin. Still couldn't match it or beat it.

So i took out a new policy.

The funniest bit was they threatened to cancel the new policy as the previous company never provided them with a proof of No Claims???????
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 Re: Car insurance renewal
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 22:26

I can never understand this new way where loyal customers are shafted and new get better deals.

Pretty sure it used to be keep the loyal customers and give them the best deal.

Oh as for insurance,had same joke.I found it online with same company cheaper.Admittedly they matched it but why try to screw loyal customers?



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 Re: Car insurance renewal
Topic Originator: Pars Al  
Date:   Mon 11 Feb 06:54

Just had the same with British Gas Homecare. Renewal cost went up, quick phone call and I am now paying less than last year. These companies just rely on people not checking and just paying the new cost.
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 Re: Car insurance renewal
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Mon 11 Feb 13:38

Yep , I check every year now as I had similar issues as discussed previously with increases in premiums. Even the companies admit it is better to call.
However what really got me is I took the advice of the company to call them last year and they could not improve their offer for our 3 cars, so I went online to check, got a cheaper quotation and then called back the original provider and they said they would match it, whereas I had previously called them to discuss. The difference was almost £500, so I advise all people to use comparison sites to force these robbers into submission.

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 Re: Car insurance renewal
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Mon 11 Feb 15:02

Car insurance is a racket and the best price is rarely on comparison sites. Most comparison sites have connections with insurance companies
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 Re: Car insurance renewal
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Mon 11 Feb 20:01

More relevant today.
My auto renewal quote today for my HiLux

Vehicle Details
P657LKK (LANDROVER DEFENDER)

Premium Sub Total
£ 573.15

Including Guaranteed No Claims Bonus at
£ 10.08

Policyholder
Andrew Burns

Vehicle Details
AB53TPS (TOYOTA HILUX)

Premium Sub Total
£ 789.90

Including Guaranteed No Claims Bonus at
£ 10.08

TOTAL
£ 1,363.05

So I call to advise I don't have the Land Rover anymore. So she removes it and advises me that it will be now £900 to insure the HiLux.
Why because I lost my multi car discount.
So while I was doing this I did compare the market and Churchills came up with £323 so I told them and she said she didn't want to lose the business. After 20 minutes of adding discounts.
She proudly announces I'm delighted to tell you that we got your renewal cost down to £759, do you just wish to proceed with that fantastic price!

No Thank You!
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