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Car insurance - result!

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Car insurance - result!

Just had my renewal notice from Hastings Direct:
£314.28 or £357.28 if I pay by installments.
Already decided to pay by credit card as the interest will be a great deal less.
Got an online quote of £254.33 (£350 Voluntary Excess) from tha AA so rang Hasting Direct to see if they could match it.
They have now quoted £235.49 (£100 Voluntary Excess). Rest of cover identical except Hastings has added key cover.
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David_W
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Re: Car insurance - result!

Insurance renewals are a bit daft.  A few years ago my bike renewal was due so the company sent me their renewal notice for something like £200 with Norwich Union, hit confused.com or some comparison site and was quoted £80, rang up my insurance company to say "I'm not renewing" so they offered me insurance for £80... from Norwich Union.
Great result for you though too! Cheesy
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Re: Car insurance - result!

It's good news in a way to have your premium reduced but hardly ethical on the insurance companies behalf.  I had a similar problem a few years ago with Zurich.
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Re: Car insurance - result!

Few years ago I reduced mine by over 50% just by ringing them up every day and demanding they did better for me. I didn't even get another quote from anywhere else  Wink
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