Beat My Renewal!

It’s that time of year again – car insurance renewal. I’ve been with The Post Office for the last couple of years as they’ve given me a competitive quote each time.

For the last year I’ve been paying about £17 a month with a £200 excess. I had a speeding offence but that has now expired. I was therefore expecting the cost to come down this year. So imagine my surprise to receive a renewal of £27 a month with a £250 excess. This was, according to the letter, the best they could get and was with Fortis Insurance.

So I rang them about this to see if they could explain the huge hike in price. They couldn’t. But they could – miraculously – find me a better price and with the same insurer. Unfortunately, it wasn’t much better.

I came across an article which listed a number of online car insurance search sites that you should use as these specific ones ensured you covered the entire market. By the end of it I’d found a deal, via Tesco, with M&S. It works out at under £17 a month and is just £100 excess. In fact, so save more money, I’ve decided to pay for it as a lump sum – this works out at about £190. I also get £5 in Clubcard points from Tesco.

The annoying thing is, the insurance, although via Tesco and M&S, is with…. Fortis.

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

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