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I've just saved £180!

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IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 30-Oct-13 21:19:15

By changing my car insurance to a different provider.

I changed my car last November and took out a new policy before the EU changes came in that meant that women's policies would no longer be any cheaper.

I have also had a fault accident in the past year.

When my renewal came in costing more than last year I thought that was probably that, but I spent 30 minutes searching various sites and have saved £180 and also have a lower excess!

The new insurance is through Tesco Bank - not to everyone's liking I know but it suits us.


Fluffycloudland77 Thu 31-Oct-13 16:47:12

Well done. Are you registered with topcashback? They give excellent cashback on car insurance.

I heard an executive from Saga insurance trying to justify high insurance costs on renewals, it didn't end well for him.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 31-Oct-13 20:13:14

No, I'm not registered with any of those sites. I don't really understand how they work!

With my car insurance I always end up having to ring them to double check things like business use and no claims discount so I just search online for the best quotes.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 31-Oct-13 20:19:53

Register, it's well worth it.

I'm £600 up this year on things I was going to buy anyway.

I don't understand it either but I'm not complaining.

Op that's fantastic. A similar thing happened to Me last month also with Tesco bank. I received a renewal quote for £950. So I went on the price comparison sites and they quoted me £500 with the same provider Tesco bank. So I rung them all confused and they said they would honour the online quote but when he went through my details the quote went down further to £450! Imagine if I'd just accepted the renewal quote?

ThePinkOcelot Mon 11-Nov-13 21:36:59

I never stay with the same insurer twice. Always manage to get it lower. Well done on the £180.

prettymess Tue 12-Nov-13 12:35:40

Thanks for giving me the nudge to check too. Saved over £200 on my contents insurance.

Makes me laugh though when DH rang to cancel the old policy and they would match it. Why not compare themselves first and send us a cheaper quote? I (the cynical woman that I am) think it's because then you ring them and they make money off that phone call.

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