Thursday, February 07, 2008

A Huge saving!

My home insurance was due for renewal for both buildings and contents cover. My current broker quoted me over £450 for the two together. I was concerned about the fact that we live within 25 meters of a river and a canal and so I telephoned them to check that we woudl still be covered. They said they would have to find me some more quotes and took so long to get back to me that I decided to look elsewhere. I telephoned the post office who will not give insurance to anyone living within 1/4 mile of a river. I therefore decided to try on Quidco to see whether I could find anyone cheaper and get a bit of cashback as well. I tried one company who wouldn't quote me online so moved onto The Co-operative Insurance Services. Their quote was just £275 and I could get £70 cashback through Quidco as well. I telephoned them to check that it was fine for me to be insured with regards to flood risk and they said they were only concerned if the house had ever been flooded before, which fortunately it had not. So I have ended up saving £175 on my years cover and getting £70 back as well!!

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