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Offline Barbel Mick

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Insurance renewal
« on: July 30, 2018, 11:29:38 »
Got my renewal through from Carole was £41.97 more than last year!!!
Quick phone call this morning and a very nice gentleman 'checked a few things' and it is now £0.76 more than last year!!!  :shrug:
Worth 10 minutes of my time on the phone.  :thumb:

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Re: Insurance renewal
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 11:40:19 »
Indeed , usual routine every year.   :violence-smack:  :roll:
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Re: Insurance renewal
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 14:45:30 »
Itís the same with all insurance companies. Relying on people being too busy/lazy to look elsewhere.
£35 off my car insurance this morning by using comparison website and when I rang my last company to say not renewing she said we could have probably matched that price.
Well perhaps they should have sent that quote to me in the first place!

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Re: Insurance renewal
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 17:00:58 »
I got my renewal from Hastings and it was £40 more than last year, had a look on comparison sites and found the same cover from Hastings for about £10 less than last year, called Hastings and told them I'd found cheaper (not telling them the cheaper quote was with them via a comparison site) and they gave me free breakdown cover and it cost me £30 less than last year  :icon_exclaim:

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Re: Insurance renewal
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 18:04:55 »
It is funny but my recent renewal quote with goskippy was just 50p more :D I told them that I have better offer elsewhere and they knock off another 100 pounds so I stayed with them :D
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Re: Insurance renewal
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 21:48:57 »
Doing my car insurance the other week, I phoned my current insurer and said I wasn't happy that the price had gone up (only by £5, but it's the principle...): the chap on the phone then suggested that I'd found it cheaper elsewhere (OK, I'll agree) and that he confirmed that price was £10 less than last year's premium (can't recall saying that, but I'll run with you mate). Yes sir, we can match that price for you (awfully nice of you: although I felt a little optional in your conversation with yourself).
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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Re: Insurance renewal
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 09:20:29 »
Whilst renewing my car insurnace in Northern Ireland the renewal with Directline was about £360, did a compare the market job found another local broker, Hughes Insurance, £212, rang them to do the renewal and Hello presto the premium rose to match DirectLine. The reason we moved to a new build house 5 miles away from previous still in same postcode and local authority area. The reason given was "probably no credit history for the house", I thought credit history was a personal thing. Anyone else heard that? Stayed with DirectLine.

ONe broker told me they do not look for the lowest renewal, they just send out the automatic renewal notice. My wife who got her CBT last year renewed with 1 years NCD, breakdown and legal cover for £50 less than her standard renewal, again with a different broker. You would think in this day and age someone could write a software routine to automatically search for the best quote with the same cover.


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Re: Insurance renewal
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 11:25:00 »
Got my renewal letter from Hastings yesterday £139.70 fully comp protected no claims & legal cover. Went online Hastings came up fully comp protected no claims & legal cover £101.19 rang them and they honoured the quote. £38 saving for a 10min phone call Just goes to show all insurance companies try it on.