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    Van insurance

    Trying to get my van insured, 2017 Berlingo, will be covering 23k miles a year approx, cannot get any cheaper than 520 fully comp..... i am 52 been through most insurers online, are there any van insurer specialists out there you can recommend... thanks Steve.


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    Insurance companies are completely taking the piss now think they trying to follow energy companies. .

    We paid 450 a year for the vectra swopped to a freelander and a new policy of 1700 !!!

    On a couple forums for fl2 and a 56 yo man 20+ no claims 3000 Miles a year had the same car for 10 years and this year has gone from 350 till 2500 !!!!

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    I think my van insurance was more than my car insurance last year. Both are fully comp but van is full business use. 1.7 litre turbo diesel van compared to a 2.3 litre Focus RS
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    its cetainly getting crazy out there.....
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    A part of the reason behind the price increase for insurance is that the FCA banned insurers from charging more when a policy automatically renews, than if that person were a new customer.

    The reason being is that the elderly and vulnerable consumers are far more likely to let a policy auto renew than shop around for a better deal. So it was deemed that the practice was disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable in society.

    The upshot is that now insurers can't profiteer so much on auto renewals, they just charge everyone more across the board regardless. Plus the current high levels of inflation is an easy excuse to hide behind to justify increases.

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    Mad isn't it, it always used to drop, mine got down to about 175 4-5 years ago and has steadily been increasing since. It was 270 last year but up to 450, but thats because I had my first ding and it was my fault so I was grateful it wasn't worse tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Mad isn't it, it always used to drop, mine got down to about 175 4-5 years ago and has steadily been increasing since. It was 270 last year but up to 450, but thats because I had my first ding and it was my fault so I was grateful it wasn't worse tbh.
    Running that poor old lady off the road . You should be ashamed lol hahaha

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    I don’t use the comparison sites, it’s a bit of a fixed market, they all seem to be related in some way. I’ve been with Direct Line for the car for around six years now, had a LR Discovery 4 with then for under 400, last three years with a Volvo xc60 coming is just over 300, though I am hearing they have been putting up the prices, come July I’ll find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Running that poor old lady off the road . You should be ashamed lol hahaha

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    Well she was asleep in the middle of the road on her Zimmer frame, what was he supposed to do!!! He had to swerve several times before he hit her
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doitsusanke View Post
    I don’t use the comparison sites, it’s a bit of a fixed market, they all seem to be related in some way. I’ve been with Direct Line for the car for around six years now, had a LR Discovery 4 with then for under 400, last three years with a Volvo xc60 coming is just over 300, though I am hearing they have been putting up the prices, come July I’ll find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Well she was asleep in the middle of the road on her Zimmer frame, what was he supposed to do!!! He had to swerve several times before he hit her
    Haha, no, she decided to not go at a junction when there was space for her, me and probably an arctic to get out considering how far up the road you could see and the distance of the approaching car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Haha, no, she decided to not go at a junction when there was space for her, me and probably an arctic to get out considering how far up the road you could see and the distance of the approaching car!
    Maybe she was still waving at the person she crashed into last week?
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    thanks for your helpful responses lads - always a giggle
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    thanks for your helpful responses lads - always a giggle
    You could try Christian Wheatley at Keith Michaels insurance. That's who I'm with and when I had my 700 bhp Evo 9 he was the cheapest. If I find his number I'll PM it to you OK
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    just had an email from direct line regards insurance renewal wow its gone up 1:60 yes you read it right 1:60
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