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Based on 2,287 reviews, last reviewed 26th Jan 2024
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Happy customer Great customer service, so helpful, very fast and affordable. I highly recommend Reviewed on: 16th October 2023
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Beware of the £40 cancellation fee scam! Like others on here have said-beware of the ‘£40 cancellation fee’ scam. The moment my daughter passed her test I called these guys to see about chang... Read more Reviewed on: 26th January 2024
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Beware of the £40 cancellation fee scam!

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Like others on here have said-beware of the ‘£40 cancellation fee’ scam. The moment my daughter passed her test I called these guys to see about changing her policy from learner to new driver. However, all this did was trigger an account hold and a flurry of emails warning me that if I didn’t cancel the policy-they would, and of course this could have ramifications for future insurance quotes.The only way to cancel was then by telephone-where they informed me there was a £40 cancellation policy in spite of the fact I prepaid for a year and had only been covered for a few months! The initial price was favourable but of course if they can collect an extra £40 from everyone they can afford to be competitive initially. Underhand and spurious practice. Staff pleasant enough however. Personally I’d be embarrassed to work here. Can’t recommend. Reviewed on: 26th January 2024
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BEWARE THE FEES!

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There is a cancellation fee charged by Collingwood, the intermediary which will be charged if you cancel the policy. You have to cancel the policy if and when the student passes. I called and it was not made clear that the policy couldn't just lapse. So in effect, when you pass they change you £40 for the privilege, and if this in in the last few months of the policy, they also keep 100% of the premium. It's a complete con. When asked for a breakdown of how the £40 they are charging is made up to cover the costs, the advisor refused to provide one. They state everything is clear - just look around for reviews, which, by their number clearly show this is not true. Reviewed on: 15th January 2024
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Cancelled my daughters insurance before her test.

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Cancelled my daughters insurance before her test. Very upsetting. Reviewed on: 3rd January 2024
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Happy customer

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Great customer service, so helpful, very fast and affordable. I highly recommend Reviewed on: 16th October 2023
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