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Hello all

 

I am very new to this website, and the reason I'm posting here is because this comes in the top with regards to the reviews.

 

So the situation is, I'm planning to buy a car next week, and I was checking for Insurances on Google, for obvious reasons Hasting Direct is coming up as the Cheapest. The quotes I'm getting so far are as follows:

(I'm only 20 and I passed my Test last month, so the Insurance is costing me a FORTUNE, and that's the reason why I WOULD LIKE TO VERY CAREFUL AS I AM PAYING A FORTUNE SO I NEED TO MAKE SURE I'M PAYING IT FOR GOOD AND NOT GETTING IN WRONG HANDS)

 

1. Hasting Direct: £ 1,679. Doesny include Legal & Windscreen!

 

2. INSURE: 1,679. Doesny include Legal & Breakdown!

 

3. People's Chocie: £1,679. NO Legal & Breakdown

 

4. Hasting Premier: £ 1,739. Includes Legal, Courtesy Car, Breakdown & Windscreen.

 

5. Likewise: £1,862. Includes Everything!

 

 

ALSO THESE QUOTES ARE ONLY WITH TOTAL OF £145 EXCESS!

 

Other than these mentioned are all over £2,200 which I am really canny offered it!

 

So, as I said, I would like to make sure that I'm investing my hard earned money in good!

 

YOUR HELP WOULD BE REALLY APPRECIATED, THANKS ALL!

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If you look at the complaint statistics from the FOS, you will see some of these names having work to do, to improve their customer services. You may use them and have no problems.

 

Ask yourself the question as to why you are shopping online for your Insurance, when previous surveys have shown that it is often cheaper to arrange through a high street broker. There have been a number of TV programmes that have looked at cost of Insurances for younger drivers and in many they have managed to get the best quote from local Insurance brokers. If you use a brokers, they can help you with any issues you have in the future e.g delays with a claim.

 

If you search for brokers, try to avoid Swintons who are owned by a large French Insurers, who don't appear to be interested in customer service.


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Get a black box provider and limit the amount you drive and the times you drive for the first year. It could drop your premiums by 50% but there are strict rules to follow


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http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?399453-The-best-and-worst-car-insurers

 

 

The Best Car Insurer

 

NFU blew the competition out of the water and achieved a score of 89.09%, ticking the right boxes for great customer service and attentive staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a read of the article linked above.

 

If you scroll down the page, Hastings came in around 37th !


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If you search for brokers, try to avoid Swintons who are owned by a large French Insurers, who don't appear to be interested in customer service.

sorry but im with swintons have been for 4years, i have never had a problem with them, they have always been polite and helpful to me and i always get fairly cheap quotes from them.

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Hello leigh.

 

Thank you for commenting and I'm pleased you've had a good experience with Swintons. We've seen posts here that show that other people haven't been so lucky, sadly.

 

My best, HB


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Hello leigh.

 

Thank you for commenting and I'm pleased you've had a good experience with Swintons. We've seen posts here that show that other people haven't been so lucky, sadly.

 

My best, HB

Your welcome HB,

 

But its the same for anything isnt it some people have no problems whilst others do.

Yes i have been lucky i suppose and Swintons have been good to me but maybe not others, which is shame but my local office customer services are very polite,understanding and helpful.

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If you look at the complaint statistics from the FOS, you will see some of these names having work to do, to improve their customer services. You may use them and have no problems.

 

Ask yourself the question as to why you are shopping online for your Insurance, when previous surveys have shown that it is often cheaper to arrange through a high street broker. There have been a number of TV programmes that have looked at cost of Insurances for younger drivers and in many they have managed to get the best quote from local Insurance brokers. If you use a brokers, they can help you with any issues you have in the future e.g delays with a claim.

 

If you search for brokers, try to avoid Swintons who are owned by a large French Insurers, who don't appear to be interested in customer service.

 

The only reason I'm shopping Online is because that's what I was being told to by my pals who's been driving for years and years now. And I never knew anything about the Brokers or TV programs or anything like that, and I also felt that doing it online makes it handy. You know I mean? You just get an Instant Reply straight away.

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I really don't wan't to do that, I dannie wan't anything like that which keeps track of me, Na, that's a straight No, but thanks for your help!

 

BTW this reply was for {renegadeimp} regarding the Box!

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Have a read of the article linked above.

 

If you scroll down the page, Hastings came in around 37th !

 

After looking at this list, I just rang NFU straight away to get a quote and I couldny believe when the lassie on the phone told me the quote, OMG, it is about £7,000 :!: and I was like, You Winding Me Up?

 

Hahaha, now why would anybody pay for that, not me I mean just anybody, that's stupid!

 

I'll try some others and see if I get any cheaper anywhere else.

 

But really appreciate your reply bud, ta!

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After looking at this list, I just rang NFU straight away to get a quote and I couldny believe when the lassie on the phone told me the quote, OMG, it is about £7,000 :!: and I was like, You Winding Me Up?

 

Hahaha, now why would anybody pay for that, not me I mean just anybody, that's stupid!

 

I'll try some others and see if I get any cheaper anywhere else.

 

But really appreciate your reply bud, ta!

 

Sheesh.. !!! I agree that is just plain bizarre, however, I guess it is probably one reason they are quoted as one of the best !! They can afford to be.

 

You say your pal advised you the best way to obtain quotes - what insurer is he with and would the company he is with offer a discount for him referring you ?


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I really don't wan't to do that, I dannie wan't anything like that which keeps track of me, Na, that's a straight No, but thanks for your help!

 

BTW this reply was for {renegadeimp} regarding the Box!

 

Understandable but at your age, you are going to be looking at over £1000 guaranteed, unless you go for the box, you go for third party insurance ( not recommended), or you hike up your excess.


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Understandable but at your age, you are going to be looking at over £1000 guaranteed, unless you go for the box, you go for third party insurance ( not recommended), or you hike up your excess.

 

That's what I've been thinking about it today that I should probably increase my Voluntary Excess to £200 & the Compulsory is £95 and that a total of roughly £300, and if I get the Likewise to even £1500, I would buy it, because if u look at it, If I don't make a Claim I would be saving myself £300 straight away whereas if I do Claim it then I would pay £300, which I was gonni pay initially, so might as well hope for the best and save myself £300. If that make sense?

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Sheesh.. !!! I agree that is just plain bizarre, however, I guess it is probably one reason they are quoted as one of the best !! They can afford to be.

 

You say your pal advised you the best way to obtain quotes - what insurer is he with and would the company he is with offer a discount for him referring you ?

 

I don't know, I got quite a few but they keep on changing there's every year so I don't know, lets see if increasing my excess makes a big difference first!

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Hastings have their own dedicated section on this forum, can you guess why?

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Hastings have their own dedicated section on this forum, can you guess why?

 

Fair enough mate, I can understand! But tbh I haveny got any other choice & that's because all these companies I mentioned earlier on they all are part of the Hasting Group, I didn't knew about it before but I just spotted it on their website so regardless the fact I go to any I would be getting the same level of Service, I'm assuming.

 

And also,because my choice is very limited at the moment I guess I'll be better off taking the cheapest one i.e Hasting Direct and be a good driver for a year and don't make any claim.

 

This will eventually result in me turning 21 with 1 year NCB and then hopefully I'll be having better choices next year and then I can move onto any freely, if that make any sense?

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Hello there.

 

You still have Uncle Bulgaria's suggestion of speaking to a local broker. It won't cost you anything to get some quotes and you would have other help from a broker, as UB mentioned.

 

HB


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