i have 2 bikes, one a Yamaha 1100 Dragstar the other a new Honda 600 ABS Silverwing. i have them both insured for buisnes use by Bennetts on the same policy.
It's up for renewal, and i get the quote come in for £227.92, or + Legal Cover @ £257.91.
i'm thinking that's a big jump, but assume because the new bikes value over the old Piaggio 500 X9.
so today i'm doing paperwork, not something i love to do,m as a break i decide to ring another insurance company Devitt who's flyer came through the door, get a quote for the same like for like insurance cover, and they quote £219.90
astonished, i go through all the details again and confirm it, ask the girl to stick it on file.
now i ring Bennetts renewals, explaining i have a quote that's best part of £37 cheaper.
"one moment while i check with the other brokers" so i'm holding for e few minutes not expecting a big change, if it were a within say £10 i'd continue with them, then she comes back on the line "sorry, but the best i can do is (now i'm expecting a price hike
i nearly dropped my coffee in my lap at the shock
, perhaps i'm just losing the plot but i did get her to repeat it, and mentioned that is a hell of a lot less than they started with.
what grates with me is if you read their 'keyfacts' blurb, you could be forgiven for believing they had done at least this check before sending out the renewal quote
i get some rehearsed excuse that "insurance company's constantly revise their rates", so i asked "so why do you no wait until nearer the actual time to be more accurate then? smacks more to me of 'lets see if the punter pays up without squealing' more like" (so what makes you think i am an awkward cuss then lol!).
anyway, i have renewed with them but thought i'd mention it, many bikers trust bennetts as a well known specialised bike insurer.
(and who needs some fat twit elevating while singing),