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Had a phone call from my brokers who we've been with for years yesterday giving me my annual car insurance quote, price was the same as last year but she casually dropped in the conversation that they are now charging £50 each year for their services on car insurance. [eek]

I've now got a good deal with the meerkat, so much for loyalty nowadays.

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A friend is a motor broker, they are getting squeezed by the big boys so are having to charge the customers more, blame the government for making all companies charge for services where before it was down to the individual broker to absorb it or not.
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Well charging £50 on top of the price of the insurance is a good way to loose a lot of business, are you saying all brokers now have to do that?

If so, will motorhomes brokers like comfort etc be making this charge?

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Haven’t heard anything about that yet if it’s right then the likes of direct line will be getting a lot more business as they aren’t brokers. Wonder how they came up with the figure of £50 is it a standard charge or based on the renewal figure either way it sucks.😡🤬
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They have been making service charges for at least 10 years, not sure if this is a new one or not Pete, can't check easily in here on a phone.
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Haven’t heard anything about that yet if it’s right then the likes of direct line will be getting a lot more business as they aren’t brokers. Wonder how they came up with the figure of £50 is it a standard charge or based on the renewal figure either way it sucks.😡🤬


Dunno Alan, but she also mentioned there would be a £35 fee for home insurance as well, thankfully mine is with someone else.

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Sounds like we are just getting had yet again, but ya gotta laff cos I tried sticking me head in the oven forgot it’s electric just burned me hair 🚑🔥🧟‍♂️
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Sounds like we are just getting had yet again, but ya gotta laff cos I tried sticking me head in the oven forgot it’s electric just burned me hair 🚑🔥🧟‍♂️


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Insurance is a pure lottery depending on which day/time you obtain a quote for.

They love to blame other things such as whiplash and fraudulent claims for their prices, a bit like fuel stations putting up prices and blaming the tax, utility companies blaming anything they can for their prices, water companies blaming how much they have invested, it goes on and on and on.
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I had whiplash

I got rear ended by a woman too busy chatting to her daughter that she missed the fact I was stationary in front of her in a queue of traffic on the A30. Rammed my trailer, pushed it through the tailgate of the car and smashed me into the car in front.

I got home with the AA and about 6 hours later the pain I was in kicked in and so I took myself to hospital. Fortunately too as it was later found I’d cracked C5 vertebra. I almost had a proper broken neck you know! But I survived.

It took over 18 months to finally resolve, with finally a handsome payout. 🤑

I know there’s a lot of fakery going on, but proper whiplash is a proper pain in the neck and it caused me to miss a lot of work with physio visits and such like.

My recent bike 8nsurance renewal states they charge £35 administration fee. There’s always a fee and it will be displayed somewhere, that’s how the brokers make their money.

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There is also now a tax on ins from the gov to which is passed on to you,some ins co absorb a little of it to hold on to you,other chance there arm as aib did with me,a ph call and almost £100 knocked of by them,do haggle or shop around.
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I would shop around, the problem with haggling is that should you change the policy later they will drop the discount. Admiral charged me £70 to change from a 2009 1600 Zafira to a 2015 1400 Zafira.

I'm now with a different conpany.

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The governments insurance premium tax has always been displayed clearly on all my previous renewal forms but I've not seen any mention of brokers/admin fees.


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I had whiplash

I got rear ended by a woman too busy chatting to her daughter that she missed the fact I was stationary in front of her in a queue of traffic on the A30. Rammed my trailer, pushed it through the tailgate of the car and smashed me into the car in front.

I got home with the AA and about 6 hours later the pain I was in kicked in and so I took myself to hospital. Fortunately too as it was later found I’d cracked C5 vertebra. I almost had a proper broken neck you know! But I survived.

It took over 18 months to finally resolve, with finally a handsome payout. 🤑

I know there’s a lot of fakery going on, but proper whiplash is a proper pain in the neck and it caused me to miss a lot of work with physio visits and such like.

My recent bike 8nsurance renewal states they charge £35 administration fee. There’s always a fee and it will be displayed somewhere, that’s how the brokers make their money.



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https://www.biba.org.uk/insurance-guides/motor-insurance-guides/how-much-will-it-cost/
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