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Sure I read somewhere that your renewal quote from January will not be allowed to be higher, using the same conditions, than those offered to new customers?
Always bugged me that they did this.
Music Obsessive, Sufferer of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) Motorsport Coach. Sarcasm Specialist.
yes, there's no big hefty new business discounts, so everyone gets shafted, the benefits of shopping around aren't as great as they used to be before the laws were changed to "help" us :(
This item was edited on Friday, 9th July 2021, 20:30
strangely this just popped up again a year after I last posted about how good Admiral were...
Well this years renewal quote was £210 a jump of nearly £50, i did a quick Meerkat and other searches, and could get at just under the £200, rang Admiral, and they instantly matched it, so whilst its gone up a few quid since last year i'm still pretty happy at that price, i know some friends who have older cars, same age, but because of where they live are 4 times this!
We were with Privilege and the renewal was just over £210, I think about a fiver or so different to last year.
Looked online and there were lots around £160.
Spoke with Privilege who said the price they give is the lowest they can do and wouldn't budge.
Went with Darwin in the end (never heard of them but seemed well regarded on Truspilot etc) for £160.
Strangely, got a letter yesterday from Privilege saying as I didn't us my car much last year they're sending me a cheque for £20.
We will pay the price but we will not count the cost..
This item was edited on Sunday, 11th July 2021, 11:56