Insurance renewal. It’s always a bit of an odd time, but this year was even odder.
My insurance renewal arrived from More Than and it was for £374. Given the kind of car I drive this wasn’t such a bad price. If you drive an Alfa Romeo, some companies won’t even quote.
Of course no-one would accept the offer without looking for a better price so off to the internet I went.
Marie decided that she didn’t want to drive my car anymore, so we decided to see what price I could get without her on the policy. Best price offering like for like was £250, from More Than …
Silly me thought that all I had to do was ring them and get Marie taken off the policy and all would be fine. How wrong I was.
I was informed that to get a policy for me only would cost £391, an increase of £17. You could have heard a pin drop when I told the “Customer Manager” in the call centre the price I had been quoted on his own companies web site. He went to consult with his manger and offered me a “loyalty bonus” of £45, reducing the cost to £339.
Eventually he had to admit that my best option was to cancel the existing policy and take out the new one.
Same company, some policy, £141 price difference.