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Aviva Complaints

At Smart Money People, we use the power of your reviews to help change financial services for the better. It can be extremely frustrating, and often expensive when things go wrong - whether it be car insurance, pet, life or home insurance, or one of...

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At Smart Money People, we use the power of your reviews to help change financial services for the better. It can be extremely frustrating, and often expensive when things go wrong - whether it be car insurance, pet, life or home insurance, or one of the other policies from Aviva. You may even be experiencing problems with your pensions or investments from Aviva, and when things don't go quite to plan, sometimes you have to escalate your dissatisfaction with a company. That's why we want to improve the way that companies deal with complaints from customers.

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7th March 2019

AVIVA a horror story. STAY AWAY.

For anyone that has auto insurance from Aviva Canada I strongly suggest you find a new provider and for anyone who is contemplating using them for insurance to stay well clear of them....

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For anyone that has auto insurance from Aviva Canada I strongly suggest you find a new provider and for anyone who is contemplating using them for insurance to stay well clear of them.
They are a horror story and only want your money and will find any excuse to avoid payouts.
Here is my horror story.
I have had them for over 10 years as my auto insurance provider and dutifully paid the premiums on time, every time, even when I heard others had cheaper premiums with other companies.
Stupid me.
On July 2018 I was involved in an auto collision. The other driver was at fault and was charged with careless driving by the police officer. It was my bad luck that he also had Aviva insurance. I reported the accident in same day. Aviva quickly wrote off the vehicle, even though the damage did not seem that extensive, and low balled me on the payout. Less than half of what I paid 2 years prior. I argued that I had done some major repair work on it 6 months prior and should be at least partially compensated for that as well. According to Aviva that is apparently where I committed a sin. It seems we cannot question been ripped off by them. After 1 months of no definitive answers from them, in frustration I cancelled my multiple auto and property policies with Aviva. They lost a total of $6,600 annual premiums because of their unprofessional approach. And really for a mere $12,000 claim. That appeared to have been my second mistake. I believe that they thought it was now payback for cancelling my policies.
They took over 6 months to make a case that the work was not done as detailed in the receipts I provided. They put me through a phone and an in-person interrogation (the gestapo could not have done a better job). The end result was that they declined my claim including the car rental I used for 1 week after the accident. While it may be true that the auto shop cheated me on the work done in the bills they should have simply declined the receipts and maintained their original offer, low as it was. Talk about adding salt to a wound.
I have now retained a lawyer and proceeding with legal action against Aviva.
Stay away from this scam of a company.

7th March 2019

Pension Statement Dropped Drastically

My husbands Friends Life Pension was making a steady increase each year. Aviva take over and suddenly in the December 2018 Statement. Big losses!! They are making back the money they paid to purchase Friends Life. All the usual excuses when we...

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My husbands Friends Life Pension was making a steady increase each year. Aviva take over and suddenly in the December 2018 Statement. Big losses!! They are making back the money they paid to purchase Friends Life. All the usual excuses when we phoned them - the stock market - Brexit. They cannot and will not give the charges in £monetary values but only as percentages. Rip Off. Do we transfer the pension out now it has made big losses. Will the losses be worse this year?? Four years before retirement and feeling helpless.

13th January 2019

impossible to make a damage claim because of Aviva's terms

We suffered storm damage last winter, i.e. almost a year ago. Aviva want us to get a full quote for the work before they would process the claim. In order for a company to qive us a quote, they need to erect scaffolding, as that part of the roof is...

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We suffered storm damage last winter, i.e. almost a year ago. Aviva want us to get a full quote for the work before they would process the claim. In order for a company to qive us a quote, they need to erect scaffolding, as that part of the roof is inaccesible any other way. Aviva will not pay up-front for this, we can't afford to pay up-front for scafffolding (cost is over £2,000), so we are stymied.

10th December 2018

Lost 50% funding in one year.

My pension since 2001 has been doing well in funding growth, suddenly I logged in on my account 10.12.2018 and shockingly 50 % of investment has been gone. NO idea where, no idea what happened. At least some calculation on my online account or...

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My pension since 2001 has been doing well in funding growth, suddenly I logged in on my account 10.12.2018 and shockingly 50 % of investment has been gone. NO idea where, no idea what happened. At least some calculation on my online account or something would have been helpful. I regret that I didn't transfer my pension somewhere else. Its like Aviva has fed me for 13 years with giving me a joy of growth of investment and suddenly in 2 years since 2016 50% money gone. I will see if I can leave them asap.

21st November 2018

Incompetent company caused a county court judgement against me

In may 2017 I had a minor collision where I clipped a parked car. Reported it to Aviva and they arranged for my car to be repaired . This was done and I heard no more about it until September 2018, when I suddenly received a CCJ against me from...

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In may 2017 I had a minor collision where I clipped a parked car. Reported it to Aviva and they arranged for my car to be repaired . This was done and I heard no more about it until September 2018, when I suddenly received a CCJ against me from Northampton county court claiming for the damage to theother car.. Contacted Aviva and forwarded all the documents received , they said it would be dealt with. It was not settled in time and I ended up with a CCJ on my credit history.

9th November 2018

Show Nothing But Contempt for Customers

Aviva paid me money on 4 April 2018 which is in period 12 of the 2017 tax year. They incorrectly told HMRC the money was paid on 10 April 2018 which is period 1 of the 2018 tax year. This error by Aviva had cost me over £2000 in tax. Despite numerous ...

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Aviva paid me money on 4 April 2018 which is in period 12 of the 2017 tax year. They incorrectly told HMRC the money was paid on 10 April 2018 which is period 1 of the 2018 tax year. This error by Aviva had cost me over £2000 in tax. Despite numerous calls, emails and a letter to Andy Briggs their CEO no action has been taken to rectify their mistake. They show contempt for Thier customers. Avoid at all costs

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