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Motors Insurance Companies - Do they want our business?

Discussion in 'General' started by SJP, 27 Oct 2003.

  1. SJP

    SJP Member

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    My car insurance is up for renewal, and as per usual I got an on-line quotation from my current insurer which was 20% lower than my paper renewal. :D

    On 'phoning them to ask a match with the on-line quotation I was told that if I compared their on-line quotes with the paper versions again, they'd cancel my policy! :miffed:

    Do they want my business or not? :grr:

    Whatever happened to customer loyalty? :wallbash:
     
  2. Liquid K9

    Liquid K9 Human programmer.. heh

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    the problem today is that neither the customer nor the company are loyal
     
  3. HellDiver

    HellDiver New Member

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    Try getting insurance in Northern Ireland. It's not funny.
     
  4. Digitalblueshift

    Digitalblueshift New Member

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    cancel then reapply, or report them to a Better Business Bureau..

    In general no, they dont want your buisness, because you could cost them money, so they make you pay more...
     
  5. quack

    quack New Member

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    Try elephant.co.uk, see what they'd offer, then flip off your old one ;)
     
  6. SJP

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    What, and have them say "I'm sorry, but as you were uninsured between 23:59 when your previous policy expired, and now when you are reapplying, you have lost your 9 years NCD"

    Wowsers, they're cheaper still! (only a tenner, but it all add-up)
     
  7. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    I'm trying to buy my elephant quote....


    however, I don't have enough limit on my Credit Card to pay it, so I phone them up, they have to take it all out of one account... so I phone the bank, ask them if they'll increase the limit and I'll pay the difference from the money I have in my other account....

    I now have to wait up to 2 business days for my bank to get back in touch with me.... FFS

    Oh, and, moved to motors.
     
  8. -Rx-

    -Rx- New Member

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    Why would you lose your no claims by not renewing your insurance with them??
     
  9. SJP

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    Insurance companies have a get-out caluse called Discontinuous Insurance.

    It basically means that if there's a break in your insurance (even a matter of minutes) then you can loose all your NCD. Since no company will back-insure you (i.e. insure you for yesterday), you are often tied to your existing insurer (who will back-insure, to the point where your previous policy ended).

    Of course, taking the time to get new quotes and arrange insurance in advance of the expiry prevents all these problems.
     
  10. Saner

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    I've found the best quote from Liverpool Victoria, ringing up and got a price a few hundred lower than Tesco, AA, etc etc
     
  11. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash:
     
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