Brightside Car Insurance Reviews

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Brightside car insurance reviews on Smart Money People come from drivers like you! You can read these honest Brightside car insurance reviews to help you decide which car insurance provider is right for you...and your car! For example, read through our review to find out how good the claims process. And remember, if you've used Brightside before, you too can write a short Brightside car insurance review here to help other drivers. Smart Money People is the UK's leading financial services review site. Together, we can help us to increase trust and transparency in financial services.

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What a company not all highway robbers wear masks

What a company not all highway robbers wear masks, 6 months to go on my policy that I paid in full, so about £100 not used and they still charge me £24 to cancel, and no refund of policy, this is a joke if I had not done the right thing and said n... Read more

What a company not all highway robbers wear masks, 6 months to go on my policy that I paid in full, so about £100 not used and they still charge me £24 to cancel, and no refund of policy, this is a joke if I had not done the right thing and said nothing it would have just expired and cost nothing. Refuse to pay and they cancel anyway and put a black mark on insurance data base that you have had insurance canceled, Brightside and Churchill I will never be using your company again

Reviewed on 6th February 2021
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Shocking service

Shocking service. Was told my car policy would automatically renew. Then get a text today saying they omitted to renew due to oversight with system. Asked me to call them to sort it out. So turns out I have been insured for a week , wouldn't have... Read more

Shocking service. Was told my car policy would automatically renew. Then get a text today saying they omitted to renew due to oversight with system. Asked me to call them to sort it out. So turns out I have been insured for a week , wouldn't have been covered had I been in accident and had the audacity to tell me they would offer a new policy but as the old one had lapsed - due to their fault remember - the new policy would increase by 25% . No apology and no offer for a reduction so went elsewhere

Reviewed on 28th November 2020
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Ripped off when I was forced to cancel policy

Unfortunately, I had to cancel my car insurance 6 months into my policy with Brightside due to having an unexpected seizure and not being able to drive. I paid £341.42 outright for my insurance and they offered me a refund of £22 for the remaining 6 m... Read more

Unfortunately, I had to cancel my car insurance 6 months into my policy with Brightside due to having an unexpected seizure and not being able to drive. I paid £341.42 outright for my insurance and they offered me a refund of £22 for the remaining 6 months of my policy. Absolute con men!

Reviewed on 9th November 2020
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Sneaky hidden extortionate fees, robotic staff.

Poor communication resulting in unexpected, unjustifiable fees. If you insure with this company they won't explain hidden fees/"admin" charges for alterations in policies and pass the buck between them and their underwriters who do not compromise and... Read more

Poor communication resulting in unexpected, unjustifiable fees. If you insure with this company they won't explain hidden fees/"admin" charges for alterations in policies and pass the buck between them and their underwriters who do not compromise and try to squeeze every last penny the can out of you. Better service from admiral and better quotes from many other companies. "There is no bright side to insuring with brightside insurance". Cancelled policy and got a better deal elsewhere.


Reviewed on 20th June 2020
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Had insurance with them but had to cancel due to being laid off work due to covid=19, they would not pause insurance, I had been with them 5 months and paid monthly but they cancelled my insurance and charged me £121, then took it from my bank with no ... Read more

Had insurance with them but had to cancel due to being laid off work due to covid=19, they would not pause insurance, I had been with them 5 months and paid monthly but they cancelled my insurance and charged me £121, then took it from my bank with no notice.

Reviewed on 12th April 2020
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Avoid! Never ever again

Avoid! Don't waste your time and money. Very bad experience with them and would not recommend to anyone. My car been written off 4 months ago but they still keep charging me for nothing and they not allowing you to cancel the policy. They saying if... Read more

Avoid! Don't waste your time and money. Very bad experience with them and would not recommend to anyone. My car been written off 4 months ago but they still keep charging me for nothing and they not allowing you to cancel the policy. They saying if you want to you have to pay full amount! Customer service is rubbish. They just dropped the phone and not worried to call back. Never ever again! Keep away from this company

Reviewed on 9th April 2020
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They charged me twice for cancelling.

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They charged me twice for cancelling.

When I cancelled my policy I found out that Brightside wanted to charge me £60 and the insurer also wanted to charge me £60.

This is a scam.

I filed a complaint with Brightside at which time I was told I would have a response within seven days. No response but they have taken the money, £120.

Do not use this broker, they are a con.

Reviewed on 17th January 2020
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I would give them 0 stars if I could!

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I would give them 0 stars if I could!
I NEVER write reviews but I felt the need to share this. Let’s list the problems shall we...
When I changed my vehicle using their online service, they decided to also change the overnight location of the car without me telling them to do so, almost invalidating my insurance policy and preventing me from claiming when I needed to.
Never sent me copies of my policy handbook - so when I had to claim and the Underwriters tried to impose a ridiculous term I had never been told about they shifted the blame saying it was in my handbook... which I had never been given!
Ignored the complaint I raised regarding the above issue, I’m still yet to get a response so have logged it with FOS.
Charged me MORE than what was owed on the policy after my car was written off.
Took a payment unlawfully from my husbands card when we had explicitly told them they did not have our permission to do so.
Continue to ignore all and any communication made with them to resolve the issues.

Do yourself a favour and don’t insure with them. A friend of mine has had almost identical issues. They simply don’t give a f...

The mildly cheaper premiums are not worth the hassle.

Reviewed on 4th January 2020
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Woe betide if someone writes your car off

Woe betide if someone writes your car off, as has recently happened to me. They have charged me an exit insurance fee of £107.48. I didn't ask for my car to be hit. When I pointed this out they became robots "Read the Terms and Conditions". I won't be ... Read more

Woe betide if someone writes your car off, as has recently happened to me. They have charged me an exit insurance fee of £107.48. I didn't ask for my car to be hit. When I pointed this out they became robots "Read the Terms and Conditions". I won't be going back there when I find a new car. Rip off merchants.

Reviewed on 8th November 2019
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Disgusting money grabbing company

If your a day late paying the payment doubles absolutely disgusting. Try and pay online can't seem to do it terrible company.

Reviewed on 2nd October 2019
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good service

It was very easy and simple,was very friendly and totally.

Reviewed on 21st September 2019
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Excellent service

Excellent services and good communication skills

Reviewed on 20th September 2019
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Top off renewal quote

Increased renewal premium 3 fold. Went elsewhere for a quarter of their price. Seems there strategy is to loose lots of customers in second year but make money from the few that remain. These cowboys won’t be around for long.

Reviewed on 19th September 2019
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Good, reasonably priced policy.

This truly brings a bright side to the car insurance world. Reasonable prices, good customer service, online documents and help available. Would definitely recommend to other car owners.

Reviewed on 17th September 2019
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Reasonable prices, good customer service, online documents available

Reasonable insurance prices, good customer service, online documents available, email updates. Surely can recommend to every vehicle owner.

Reviewed on 17th September 2019
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Great car insurance

Anything I’ve had problems with they have sorted it with an instant phone call very helpful and recommend if your looking for great car insurance this is the place .

Reviewed on 16th September 2019
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Amazing comunication good price best offert

Reviewed on 15th September 2019
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Quick and easy

Cheap and easy to purchase an insurance policy, no hidden fees.

Reviewed on 14th September 2019
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Quick and easy

Very quick and easy to arrange online insurance. Recommend.

Reviewed on 14th September 2019
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Cheap car insurance

It's one of the cheapest and higher rated car insurance companies. I never had any claims in my life, so I can't tell how are they dealing with it. But so far so good.

Reviewed on 14th September 2019
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