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#1 JoeBlunt

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:00 PM

Mine & SWMBO's cars are up for renewal soon and my current insurer has almost doubled our premiums this year, how are others finding their quotes?

Time to shop around me thinks............... :unsure:
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:03 PM

I think mine went up by about £40.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:38 PM

Just renewed mine, the renewal was around £50 more with no ncd protections and the conditions changed,
included cover in Europe reduced from 60 days to 8 days,
so went on a hunt ended up with Saga at around £70 less and better conditions,
protected ncd and unlimited full cover in Europe at no extra cost.
Asking about home insurance got me £20 off (just asked, didn't have to take out home cover).

Trouble is I suspect I'm going to have to go on another search next year.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:02 PM

Just changed cars and got the renewal through, same as last year to a few pennies. On a few forums and lots have had big increases this year.

Some people are like slinkies - not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!


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Posted 18 November 2010 - 05:17 PM

I had to laugh this year, mine came through with a voucher for 10% off as I hadn't claimed that year, the qoute was actually 40% more than the previous year..... went on a comparison webby, and got a cheaper quote than previous year and they reduced it in line with the quote. Always good to shop around

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:43 PM

iam paying around 500 pounds fire and theft iam 35 with 4 years no claims seems way too much to me

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:45 PM

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 01:05 PM

Mine's due 12 Jan so I'll be shopping soon.
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:43 AM

Our c3 renewal fell due when we were in the USA back in October. Before leaving the uK in Sept I contacted the insurance company, One call, and was told that it was too early to be told the premium or for that matter to renew (6 weeks). So a week before I emailed from the uSA. This time I was told that the renewal had been posted to me yes you guessed it in the UK. Another email back and a reply supposedly with the renewal dos inan attachment. That was blank.

My daughter emailed me to say that the renewal was to be £314 up from £174 44.6% increase. No claims in the year both over 65. That was for the same policy, Fully Comp, protected NCB, legal, (NO free car though during repair) Rescue service.

Went on Go Compare and found that I could get a better deal from One Call car included for £190. So cancelled the policy.

returned from USA Nov and then looked on Go Compare again. Went with Prudential in the end as One Call was then up to £230. pru cost £219. rescue from Green insurance £21

so the costs have gone up, not due to me but I still saved £74 and also moved the renewal date back by 3.5 weeks

loyalty, there isn't any, change every year it's so easy BUT make sure you get your renewal cert as it shows the NCB.
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 06:48 PM

When we go to OZ my car stands in the drive for almost 3 months. I've always been tempted to not insure it 'till we come home towards the end of March but have never done so.
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 12:07 AM

Continuous Insurance .... the next means whereby the Government wrings more money out of us ..

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

That's very interesting.

Points.

The car was locked away in our garage so wasn't on the public road.

The car is fully taxed.

But under the new 'scheme' we would have had to declare it SORN before going to USA. That would have meant that we would not have bopthered to tax it or need insurance thus saving more money.

note that this siutuation only arose because the insurance company wouldn't divulge the renewal costs before we left for the USA.
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 04:35 PM

Had half an hour spare so took a look at premiums for renewal in January.

LV £273.71
Nationwide £294.90
AXA £343.39
AA £427.00
SAGA £472.70
esure £535.38
AGE U.K £557.17
Morethan £634.20
Castle Cover £747.28
Co-operative £822.12

Same details given for each. No claims for almost 30 years, one spent speeding ticket in 2005. Been driving for 55 years. Co-op said that I could reduce the premium if I put my wife on the policy. I said that she hasn't driven for over 25 years and does not intend to drive. The answer was "If she still has a licence put her on and reduce the premium." I asked if that would reduce it by £555 to below the quote from LV. "I DOUBT it" was the reply!
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 04:54 PM

Try Churchill Lancy - Oooooooooooooh Yes!

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 05:37 PM

Churchill £435
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:04 PM

If you via the quidco online site you will also get another £20 discount.
www.quidco.com/home/

Just done my home insurance and got another £40 off.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:52 AM

We were with LV three years ago, first year is cheap (was the cheapest quote) but then in the second year it goes up by about 40%, you loose the freebe extras like protected and legal.

So the answer is to move every year
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 04:53 PM

We use Admiral multi car.

We have our 1.6i 2001 Picasso and a 1.1 saxo forte 2001.

We use my no claims ( 14yrs) & I have 1 speeding ticket still in force (37mph in a 30) for the Picasso and my Mr's is a named business driver but I don't have business use!

We use my Mrs's no claims (9yrs) for where she also has business use on the saxo. My stepdaughter who's 19 is a named driver on the saxo. I am a named driver without business use!

This complicated little bundle costs us...

For the Saxo 1300 quid fully protected no claims comprehensive for me and the Mr's but comprehensive only and with a 600 excess for my stepdaughter( we only paid a grand for the car)

For the Picasso 500 quid fully protected no claims comprehensive!
Add another 2 grand if we wanted to put my step daughter on the schedule.

That's almost 2 grand to insure two cars for a year!

After lot's of shopping round Admiral Multicar was by far the cheapest policy we could find anywhere!

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:48 AM

the weird incomprehensable thoughts of car insurance compies.

my nephews wife decided to bugger off the other month. nephew goes to the insurance company and says that he wishes to take the ex off his insurance cover. Result, his premium would rise by £50. If he leaves her on it it stays the same.
reason:
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Single men are more likely to make a claim than a married man????

Edited by stimulator, 22 December 2010 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:31 PM

my insurance renewal is due jan 12th. and i just got my new quote from my current insurer and it has doubled thats a second time with them. I shopped around and found a quote for less than half of what im paying now (only £480 fully comp and with free breakdown cover and courtesy car) not too bad has i have only three years no claims and 30 years young. my cheapest quote is with a company called one call.Has anybody used this company or even heard of them?
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