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Autonet Insurance Reviews

Ratings based on 53 reviews Last review 2 weeks ago
1.36 / 5Poor overall rating

Autonet Insurance is a leading UK-based insurance broker. Have you taken out insurnace with Autonet Insurance? You can write a Autonet Insurance review here to help other people find out how good the service Autonet Insurance offers really is.

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Your Autonet Insurance Reviews (53)

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18th May 2020

Unethical

A joke company that bids on insurance quotes that aren't true, 2 sec after buying they try to get more money out of you. If you don't play their game they scam it and make you out of balance instead to fully refund for not using their insurance...

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A joke company that bids on insurance quotes that aren't true, 2 sec after buying they try to get more money out of you. If you don't play their game they scam it and make you out of balance instead to fully refund for not using their insurance policy. Absolutely ridiculous and unethical!!

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17th April 2020

Do not use autonet insurance scam rip off merchants

Do not use autonet insurance scam rip off...

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Do not use autonet insurance scam rip off merchants
Rip off merchants waited for my policy to start before they flagged up a mistake in the details of a named driver on the policy. Put me over a barrell basically had to pay £50 plus 4 days cover at £10 a day to cancel the policy and start a new one even though the cover had only started that day because it was a Friday the cancelation does not come up until the next working (Monday) day another con.my other option was to pay over £100 to keep the policy. Customer service was terrible spoke to two different people both were rude explained to them how me and my wife were both on furlough and money was tight they didn't care they would rob your grans false teeth. I would advise everyone to avoid this company glad I cancelled and got cover elsewhere.

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30th March 2020

Cancel policy at your peril!

Been with this company for 15 years. Had to cancel a policy for the first time (as cutting down costs) Paid £356.00 in September, so have 6 months left. Expecting to get a fair refund. But no i got £1. Yes £1 with 6 months remaining. The girl with at...

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Been with this company for 15 years. Had to cancel a policy for the first time (as cutting down costs) Paid £356.00 in September, so have 6 months left. Expecting to get a fair refund. But no i got £1. Yes £1 with 6 months remaining. The girl with attitude said £80.95 to Autonet and £56 to underwriter. I pointed out that this is so unfair and that can they waive any costs as spent thousands with them, plus i have other policies with them. She came back in double quick time! said no its £1.
I will NEVER deal with this company again

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12th January 2020

Biggest Scammers Out There !!!!!!!!!!!

I wanted to get my NCB proof from them to transfer my insurance. Forget calling them as the y keep you on the phone and charge you a fortune while you're waiting. I went on live chat and even got an email of proof of my communication online. On...

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I wanted to get my NCB proof from them to transfer my insurance. Forget calling them as the y keep you on the phone and charge you a fortune while you're waiting. I went on live chat and even got an email of proof of my communication online. On three occasions i was let down. They are the worst company I have ever come across. Thank God my new insurer Direct Line were fantastic. They didn't charge me a penny for having no proof straight away and waited six weeks. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM AUTONET !!!!!!!!!!! GANGSTERS.

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7th November 2019

Awful unethical company

Awful unethical company. Avoid at all costs! Autonet are charging us £260 to add a driver to the policy (this is a safe-no risk middle aged male driver with no convictions, no driving offences etc). Our other vehicle insurance just added him for free. ...

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Awful unethical company. Avoid at all costs! Autonet are charging us £260 to add a driver to the policy (this is a safe-no risk middle aged male driver with no convictions, no driving offences etc). Our other vehicle insurance just added him for free. I requested that they let me cancel the policy so we can go elsewhere, but they will charge £80 to cancel. I have gone through all the complaints and they are not budging. Completely crooked and unprofessional.

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23rd October 2019

Outrageous charges

I took out a policy in March and paid for the whole year at about £270. We changed our car in September and they wanted a further £189 for the final 7 months. I understand the car is newer and costs more however I decided that was very expensive so c...

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I took out a policy in March and paid for the whole year at about £270. We changed our car in September and they wanted a further £189 for the final 7 months. I understand the car is newer and costs more however I decided that was very expensive so cancelled. For the remaining 7 months they refunded me £8 when, after a long discussion said they would refund nearer to £50. I would not recommend this company at all. Their charges are outrageous!!!

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19th October 2019

Fraudulant and hidden charges, and that's just the start.

An absolute disgrace of an insurer from start to finish, acting fraudulently and trying to get away with...

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An absolute disgrace of an insurer from start to finish, acting fraudulently and trying to get away with it.

Refused to accept proof of no claims, arguing that it was being used on another vehicle, when it wasn't.

Made my Mother feel so intimidated and upset that she cancelled the policy and moved her business elsewhere. All this because of Autonet's threats to cancel the policy, despite having submitted the no claims satisfactorily and within the time frame specified.

The documents clearly state 'you may cancel within 14 days OF RECEIVING YOUR POLICY DOCUMENTS!'

The policy was cancelled within 8 days of receiving the documents, as we receive documents by post. Autonet now arguing that we have documents online, when we do not - our documents were selected to be received by post. Yet another fraudulent excuse to charge an extra fee!

Hidden charges for cancellation from the underwriter too that are NOT detailed in the policy paperwork. Autonet cancellation fee, underwriter cancellation fee and over-inflated time on cover fee that does not amount to the number of days on cover on a pro-rata basis.

£435 policy to start with and a £281 refund after cancelling within 15 days, only 5 days after receiving the documents.

£154 charged for cancelling a policy due to Autonet's own refusal to accept a formal document from the previous insurer and accusing a policy holder of being a liar. An absolutely ridiculous amount.

Hidden charges, fraudulent charges and very poor customer service.

Fraud and theft by deception at it's finest.

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27th September 2019

CONSUMER WARNING!!!!

CONSUMER...

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CONSUMER WARNING!!!!!
I have been trying to cancel this policy for over a week but it seems impossible. I called Autonet insurance last Wednesday 18th of September 2019 6 times and wires over 30 minutes on hold to they can elations team. I finally got through to an agent who advised that she cannot cancel the policy and all the cancellations team are busy. She advised that she will pass it through to a supervisor who will call me back before 7pm. They never called me back. On Friday 19th September 2019 I tried to call them again numerous times spending hours on hold and never got connected. I looked at TrustPilot to find that a lot of people were having the same issue so i sent the following email.
Hi
I have been trying to contact you since Wednesday last week. You have promised multiple times to call me back and failed. I would like you to call me and cancel my policy ASAP before I have no choice but to review my experience publicly.

Thanks Adam

There response was as follows:

Thank you for that information and I have passed on your details so you should receive a call back shortly. I want to make you aware that we have a different postcode for you, so you will need to provide the address we hold on file to the agent that calls you to pass data protection.

I then received a call 4 hours later from autonets cancellation team. The advisor confirmed to me that the policy was now canceled. GREAT FINALLY!
Then 1 week later I receive the following letter via the post from Autonet:
We refer to your goods/commercial vehicles policy and your recent call to Autonet regarding the cancellation of this insurance. As the full cancellation procedure has not been completed we can confirm your policy is active. If you wish to discuss further please contact our office.
Assuring you of our best attention at all times. WHAT?
So back to square one, I call and sit on hold for 30 minutes to the cancellation team. I then connect at the point I start writing this review. But no one speaks. I can hear their staff in the back ground talking about the weekend and how pleased they are that it’s Friday. In fact I am still connected and can still hear them having a knees up now 34 minutes and 12 seconds later. I MEAN WHAT IS THE AGENT DOING?
I have recorded all the background chatter. I wonder if their supervisor will be interested in hearing it? APPARENTLY AT THE MOMENT THEY ARE READING EACH OTHERS EMAILS.
I wonder if they are going to cancel my policy down. I have had no choice but to cancel my direct debit but I would really like to get the policy cancelled officially.
Policy reference number: 2601603/10/a7T
I’m going to hang up on them now all the singing from the staff in the back ground is not even in tune.

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2nd September 2019

Windscreen Claims Scam!

So I get a quote for car insurance and pay the full amount then get a letter a few days later telling me I ow an extra £80 because I have made a claim on a windscreen. 9 years NCD is unaffected but they just put the policy price up instead. What a ...

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So I get a quote for car insurance and pay the full amount then get a letter a few days later telling me I ow an extra £80 because I have made a claim on a windscreen. 9 years NCD is unaffected but they just put the policy price up instead. What a con! What is the point of having protected no claims if they can back door the increase by just putting your policy up instead. This should not be allowed and is completely unfair.

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14th May 2019

Steer clear of Autonet

Bought car insurance through compare the market with auto net paid £250 next day they sent car insurance documents and they increased premium to £340 because a non fault accident wasn’t declared so phoned them they said they wouldn’t remove the £90 ext...

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Bought car insurance through compare the market with auto net paid £250 next day they sent car insurance documents and they increased premium to £340 because a non fault accident wasn’t declared so phoned them they said they wouldn’t remove the £90 extra they charged as it was the broker that charged them so I went back online corrected error on application and insurance quote came through at £275 , £65 cheaper , they still weren’t interested so I wanted to cancel policy they said it would cost £50 I said the policy hadn’t even started yet so she got her manager and reduced it to £20 cancellation charge so needless to say I went with a more trustworthy company the RAC . Who are these morons working in these businesses making stupid decisions and ultimately losing a sale ?

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24th April 2019

Absolutely dreadful - now trying to take money not owed them

I have told them now THREE times (on their OWN site) that I do NOT want to renew with...

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I have told them now THREE times (on their OWN site) that I do NOT want to renew with them.

Each time "Donna" acknowledges the post - and then seems to do absolutely nothing.

Another email telling me to renew and another SMS message telling me they have been unable to take money.

They email you with a "donotreply" email address and message you from an SMS service you cannot reply to - and fail to act on any other form of communication. Have ended up now going to the ombusdman.

Utterly dreadful shower. Another years No Claims (9 years) and it is rewarded by another hike in premiums that other companies on the compare websites seem able to avoid.

Avoid this company - they TOTALLY ignore instructions NOT to renew - and do their best to take money regardless.

Untrustworthy.

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19th April 2019

Incompetent and unreliable

Incompetent and unreliable insurance broker....

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Incompetent and unreliable insurance broker.
This broker failed to pass the correct details of my insured vehicle to the insurance company.
A claim I made was initially rejected by the insurance company and my policy was voided.
This came as a direct result of the incompetence of Autonet Insurance services not correctly recording my insurance requirements.
I would give them no stars if I could.
If you don’t want the risk of problems with your insurance policy don’t use this company.

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3rd April 2019

rip off cancellation fees

took out a 12 month contents/ bricks&mortar policy in march 2019 at a cost of 93 pounds, had to cancel one month later and was charges 65pounds to cancel. no doubt all explained in the 'small print' but seriously excessive. tried to put this review on...

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took out a 12 month contents/ bricks&mortar policy in march 2019 at a cost of 93 pounds, had to cancel one month later and was charges 65pounds to cancel. no doubt all explained in the 'small print' but seriously excessive. tried to put this review on their website but not allowed!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE BE AWARE OF THEIR CANCELLATION FEES WHEN CONSIDERING THIS COMPANY.

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7th February 2019

Rip off

There should be a zero rating - just so you know this company rips off people when they have to cancel their insurance .... my insurance cost me £275 and when I cancelled 3 months later I got back £75 so that's equivalent to over £800 pa prorata ... t...

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There should be a zero rating - just so you know this company rips off people when they have to cancel their insurance .... my insurance cost me £275 and when I cancelled 3 months later I got back £75 so that's equivalent to over £800 pa prorata ... that's disgusting !! I have another policy with them and rest assured I will not be using Autonet insurance again !! I suggest you stear clear !!

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3rd December 2018

Rip off

Had a cover with this company for a year, which was quite difficult in a sense that one of our vans got stolen and then the new one got vandalised twice. We asked for help and advice from them which they were happy to offer. However, when trying to...

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Had a cover with this company for a year, which was quite difficult in a sense that one of our vans got stolen and then the new one got vandalised twice. We asked for help and advice from them which they were happy to offer. However, when trying to renew our policy, the quote was way too high compared to other insurers. After going with Acorn Van insurance instead, we went back to ask for the No Claims Bonus certificate. I used the online service where you speak to a representative who assured me that it was 5 years and that it will be sent to our email address. A week later nothing came through so I got in touch again. Apparently it was now zero years NCB as we made claims on the policy. I asked why no one bother to explain that we would lose all 5 years before proceeding with the claims, to which they responded that it's not something they are required to do. They then admitted that they should have kept us informed and that it was a mistake to say we had 5 years when we didn't, promising to settle the difference between the cost of 5 years NCB and 0 which we now have. Following a brief conversation with Acorn, they said it was £1051.84. Guess what happened? They refused to cover any of it now and won't talk to me any more regarding this. It's common sense to keep your customers in the loop and help them when they are in need. Leaving a review everywhere I can, reporting them using my team everywhere I can and seeking advice from Citizen Advice Bureau as well as our solicitors. Ripped us off big time!