In message <email@example.com>, John Ashby
Post by John Ashby
In another part of the switching forest: Two days ago I received an
email from a well known switching website informing me that they had
found a best price of £102 for my home insurance. Yesterday I got a
renewal notice from my insurance company saying that last year I paid
£105 and this year I could have the same cover for £122.
Both quotations are from the same company.
Never accept a renewal quote. Just ring them up. Probably best to hit at
least one of the comparison sites (the MoneySavingExpert site will
recommend what order to hit the switching sites - they do for car
insurance anyway - and one will probably suffice), so that when your
existing supplier asks "what's the best offer you've got", you'll have
some figure to give. (You can always say "about 100" if you can't
remember, or want to imply you might look further.) IME (for car
anyway), they'll nearly always quote a renewal hiked like you have - ten
to twenty per cent - and drop it to one or two per cent increase (very
occasionally, even come out less [remember to include everything of
course, like breakdown for car if you have that with them]) if you ring
up to haggle.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
live your dash. ... On your tombstone, there's the date you're born and the
date you die - and in between there's a dash. - a friend quoted by Dustin
Hoffman in Radio Times, 5-11 January 2013