Our house insurance renewal has just come in at £60 more than last year. A quick phone call to Admiral this morning discovered that we were still insuring some of the junior Bradders stuff and removing off the policy those knocked £50 off the renewal price, my new friend also knocked a further £50 off as we are "such good customers".
I then asked about their Multi Cover policy which I saw advertised on TV last night - that lumps together car and house insurance policies, same cover as existing but one renewal date. That knocked £150 off next years car renewal in March...... So that's £100 off the house insurance and £150 off the car policies for a 15 min phone call.
We could all save the hassle and avoid these silly games if they just gave us decent renewals in the first place......but then they wouldn't be able to screw over all the people who just accept renewal prices without shopping around or calling for better prices.