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Hastings Direct Reviews

Ratings based on 351 reviews Last review 1 week ago
3.56 / 5Great overall rating

Hastings Direct reviews written by our Smart Money People can help you to find out more about what it's like to have an insurance policy with Hastings Direct. Smart Money People is the UK's independent financial services review site. Read and write...

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Hastings Direct reviews written by our Smart Money People can help you to find out more about what it's like to have an insurance policy with Hastings Direct. Smart Money People is the UK's independent financial services review site. Read and write Hastings Direct reviews, and together we can help to increase trust and transparency in financial services.

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9th November 2019

Avoid immoral staff and ethics

One star rating but would rather zero... Absolutely dreadful company to have dealings...

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One star rating but would rather zero... Absolutely dreadful company to have dealings with.
We have had our car stolen so 3 weeks on and no further forward getting a resolution.
Our first communication with Hastings straight away the advisor threw down our necks how much it was going to cost us. Sympathy doesn’t ring out of their mouths they don’t care it’s turned your life upside down.
We have had to purchase another car on finance whilst we wait for them to sort their sorry backsides out.
We sought a new policy with a 64 plate ŠKODA Octavia AA were offering 12 months fully comprehensive for £330 a month £200 excess. We called Hastings (30 mins of being on hold) to see if they could be competitive so the adviser told us if we paid £116 for the rest of the policy (4 months left) we would have no more to pay till Renewal. How wrong she was!!! It turns out as well as the £116 they lied about they still want £29.85 for the next 4 months as well That’s costing us nearly £240 for 4 months insurance!!! When we could have had 12 months for £90 more! Hastings you’re absolutely despicable every member of your “team” doesn’t know if they are a flag or a balloon every adviser pulls bs from the back of their imagination and fill us with lies.
I’m livid and will do my upmost to share the disgusting experience I’ve had. From hours and hours of being on hold sitting through your monotonous Hypocritical recordings, trying a to find an adviser that actually knows something... it’s a joke you’re a joke and as long as I have a hole in my head I will make sure I never use you again and slate your company till I’m blue

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10th October 2019

Admin charges after you have taken out the policy

I have had nothing but problems with this...

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I have had nothing but problems with this company.
As we had an insurance policy for one car already with this company,
I asked for a quote for another car and got a great price. Unfortunately when the policy came through, they had made it a multicar policy, so the great price was for only 6 months not 12 months, so not great at all.
When I phoned and pointed this out, they wanted to keep £20 for administration even though the policy had not started. The next trick was to pay back £100 less, as they decided they would keep this to cover the remaining months direct debit payments due on the original car policy they had added this vehicle to. After 2 hours of phone calls they agreed to pay everything back.
I then did a quote on two comparison websites and took one of those out. Hastings then called to say the quotes did not match and they would need £55 to amend the policy. I was told I could cancel the policy, but would have to pay £20 admin fee, even though my exact job was not listed on the comparison site. After another two calls they agreed to reduce the extra I would have to pay from £55 to £20 as they would waive their £35 admin fee.
When this policy expires I will not deal with Hastings again as I have a feeling this is their way of bumping up your insurance cost in admin fees.

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9th September 2019

Great customer service

I have been with them a number of years and are always happy to complete a price comparison around my renewal time to ensure I'm getting the best price for my car insurance. This year they matched the cheapest option, the lady i done this over the...

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I have been with them a number of years and are always happy to complete a price comparison around my renewal time to ensure I'm getting the best price for my car insurance. This year they matched the cheapest option, the lady i done this over the phone with was friendly and very helpful. Fantastic company!

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