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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 5th June 2017, 18:48 Thread Starter
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Just sorted my insurance renewal. Auto renewal quote was 535 pounds, after a simple phone call to them, they dropped it to 412. Although I'm happy with the price, it infuriates me that they don't quote the best price from the start.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 5th June 2017, 19:28
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They're up to all the tricks aren't they. My insurance company direct line auto renewed mine although I told them specifically not to so they sent me a cheque for 20. I'll be waiting to see what they do this year.

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Wife just renewed ours with general accident for 290

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 6th June 2017, 11:12
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I recently moved to "quote me happy" (not sure who underwrites them) and when I went back to by provider (LV) they said that they could match it - errr I don't think so. Told them that they should have given me their best quote in the first place.

My wife says that I never listen or something like that !
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 6th June 2017, 13:47
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When you switch insurance companies you might just be moving to another brand name which is owned by your present insurer. Ever look at who-owns-who? is owned by Admiral. Yes, that Admiral. They also own, Bell Direct and Diamond, the womens car insurance specialist, and Gladiator for commercial vehicle insurance.

GoCompare are “independent” but since early 2015 has been part of the esure group.

Compare the Market is owned by Budget. All of the brands quoted are Budget group companies – but they don't make that obvious. They also own Dial Direct, “Local Broker“, ibuyeco, Quote Mart, and Junction who run the insurance arms of the M&S Bank, RAC Insurance, Post Office, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, Halifax, and Santander.

MoneySupermarket is independent and a FTSE listed company, however moneysupermarket bought the independent advice site MoneySavingExpert, which in September 2012.

Some of the other big insurance brands:
Esure group, owner of GoCompare, also owns Sheilas' Wheels, First Alternative, Esure Broker and Sheilas' Wheels Broker

Lloyds Banking group owns Halifax Insurance and Lloyds Insurance

Ageas Insurance owns Auto Direct, Castle Cover, Cover Direct, Done Deal, IAS, Kwik-Fit Insurance Services, Express Insurance Services and over 50s insurance specialists RIAS. It also owns a majority share of Tesco Underwriting, the Tesco car and home insurance offering, and is the insurer sitting behind John Lewis Motor and Virgin Money motor insurance

Markerstudy Group owns Markerstudy Insurance, insurers Chaucer Motor, Zenith Insurance, Auto Windscreens, Lancaster Insurance Brokers, The Insurance Factory, Zenith Direct, Chaucer Direct, BDML Insurance, Sureterm Direct, The Policy Shop, Supercover, and Masterquote

Aviva is one of the well-known insurers who only deal direct, or do they? Aviva owns the General Accident brand.

Allen and Allen Group owns insurer Mulsanne Insurance, plus brands Broker King, Insure It All, Quote A Car, My Motor Quote, Insure Your Motor, 4 Young Drivers, Girl Motor, Hyperformance, and ESInsure

Saga owns the Gibralter-registered Acromas Insurance Company Limited and underwrites for brands including Saga Services Limited, AA Insurance Services Limited and AA Ireland Limited, and owns brands Direct Choice, Taylor Price and motorbike broker Bennetts.

Royal & SunAlliance owns More Than, sits behind John Lewis home insurance and owns the Echoice brand

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company owns Hughes Insurance Brokers

Autonet Insurance owns Carnet Insurance and is behind UIA Trade Union Insurance for motor

Groupama owns Carole Nash

AXA owns Swiftcover

MMA owns Swinton, its4me and Bullseye

Zurich owns Endsleigh

Fresh Insurance owns Ladybird, First Insurance and Autosaint

Hastings Insurance owns Hastings Direct, People's Choice and Insure Pink

Sabre Insurance owns the Go Girl brand, insure2drive, and Drive Smart

There are more like this, but finally we come to…
RBS Group – the Royal Bank of Scotland Group includes our old friends Direct Line, plus Churchill, Privilege, NIG, Green Flag plus a host of trading names.

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