Ladybird Car Insurance Reviews

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Complete con

Do not touch this company. If I only read these reviews first. They are trying to take more money from me.

Reviewed on 5th October 2022
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Jacqui Crossley

Scam

Do not do they take your money and then cancell on you. Its a common thing.

Reviewed on 31st August 2022
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Jon Nelson

A REAL SCAM OF A COMPANY

INSURED CAR WITH THEM THEY TAKE YOUR DEPOSIT THROUGH WWW.FIRST.CO.UK RECEIVE NO POLICY I TRIED PHONING ONLY TO BE REDIRECTED TO OTHER COMPANIES THEIR REVIEWS ON ALL SITES ARE THE SAME

Reviewed on 27th July 2022
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m cary

Scam

Money grabbing, dishonest company. They lyre you in with a low price, then send an email that doesn't contain all the information you need. We ended up ringing them 4 times to try and work out what documents they wanted. They ask for obscure things that w Read more

Money grabbing, dishonest company. They lyre you in with a low price, then send an email that doesn't contain all the information you need. We ended up ringing them 4 times to try and work out what documents they wanted. They ask for obscure things that we had to ask multiple times what they were. A week later they then cancelled our policy bit charged us £150 to get out.
This is in their ts&Cs so they have them set up to get the money out of you. After reading multiple people have this experience they are set up to money grab and scam you. DO NOT USE

Reviewed on 23rd May 2022
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Sarah

TOTAL GARBAGE! BLOODY SCAMMERS

Pay upfront and they will rip you off by insisting on a change to your policy which will cost you money ( mine was £700) AND if you want to cancel they will ask you to pay £140 "cancellation fee". so they win either way. I hope you rot in hell, greedy bas Read more

Pay upfront and they will rip you off by insisting on a change to your policy which will cost you money ( mine was £700) AND if you want to cancel they will ask you to pay £140 "cancellation fee". so they win either way. I hope you rot in hell, greedy bast*rds.

Reviewed on 5th April 2022
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sia Akbar

Don't bother!!!

After paying up front for my insurance, when I finally received the welcome (!) letter they asked for information that was not even relevant to my cover! After spending a total of over 90 minutes on the phone, I didn't even receive an apology for their m Read more

After paying up front for my insurance, when I finally received the welcome (!) letter they asked for information that was not even relevant to my cover! After spending a total of over 90 minutes on the phone, I didn't even receive an apology for their mistake. Having had enough of their so called customer service I decided to cancel the policy with them - approximately 24 hours after purchase, and before the policy was due to begin - this would APPARENTLY cost me £60 for administration charges in spite of being well within the 14 day cooling off period. I complained about this, and about the fact that they required details I have never been asked for before, including a copy of the front of my partner's driving licence which he did not want to give. Removing him as a named driver would actually increase my premium!! Eventually they agreed to reduced the admin charge to £30, I requested that they open a formal complaint about this matter. Surprise, surprise they have eventually refunded the £30, and I have gone elsewhere for my insurance.

Reviewed on 21st March 2022
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Lorraine Haddrell

Hadesa

Georgia is the best person. AMAZING customer service skill, polite, kind and have manners. While 2 of her colleagues made me cry cause of how rude and disrespectful. Whereas, Georgia She helped me and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better.

Reviewed on 9th May 2020
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Hadesa

Be sure to check every minute detail and be ready for £95 admin fees for changes

The reviews here appear to be consistent with many others on review sites with some common experiences, with no glowing reviews. My daughter took out a policy in March with Ladybird, administered by Fresh insurance. On signing up they asked for the usual Read more

The reviews here appear to be consistent with many others on review sites with some common experiences, with no glowing reviews.
My daughter took out a policy in March with Ladybird, administered by Fresh insurance. On signing up they asked for the usual documents to be uploaded. - proof of NCB, a scan of her driving license front and back, and the V5c. She did this within 20 minutes and understood that this complied with all the known requirements.

No response for a few weeks, so all looks fine, but then it starts. First, they want the DLVA reference for her even though she sent a copy of her license. Sent. Then, a short time later, they ask for the same for both named drivers, me and my wife. Sent. Next communication is that they have not had these (why?). They now, also, want to a scan of all 4 pages of the V5c; they already had all the pages which have any printed details, but not the page which has nothing on it i.e. the back page as it is just DVLA guidance and information if the car is sold. Again sent yesterday.
I complained that this keeps going on and that upset them. They got all vindictive, and today they emailed to say that the insurance would be terminated in 7 days unless she pays £95 additional admin fee as the date (taken from the comparison site) that the car was bought (in 2017) was different to the date it was registered in her name.
Now, they must have known this from within 20 minutes of the policy having been taken out, in March, so why did they not raise this then? Well, that is an easy one. She had a right to cancel within 14 days, only paying for the insurance used plus an industry busting highest admin fee of apparently £95. Now, having left this for over 2 months, a cancellation will cost many times more – probably around a third of the premium.
My real concern with Ladybird is whether they would pay out following a claim, without a big fight. From our experience their approach appears to be one of allowing the customer take out the policy, leaving it a short while (beyond 14 days) and then looking at the minutiae of all documents to see if there is some technicality that gives them the ability charge a £95 admin fee.
The more important issue here is whether they would ever pay out on a claim; are customers, who have paid their premiums, actually driving cars that Ladybird/Fresh will say are not covered in the event of a claim?
If they dig this deep, to extract further charges from their new customers, I wonder what level of digging they might do if they are faced with a claim of some thousands? They might start looking at wheel trims and headlamp bulbs, higher flow air filters etc to say that the car was defective or modified. Makes me think.

If you decide to take out a Ladybird insurance then before you commit, my advice is to send copies of absolutely everything you may to them to confirm approval and that nothing further will be needed before you go ahead, including all V5 pages, License codes for all drivers, proof of address and NCB etc. then get a confirmation they are happy with it all and need nothing further before you go ahead.
Then check every detail against what you inserted into their on-line form or the search site and be sure your vehicle has no modifications from the manufacturer’s listed specification e.g. changed alloy wheels, high flow air filter, uprated bulbs.
Lastly, if there is any chance you will be moving address or changing your car, remember that not only will you have a £95 admin fee (seems standard for them compared to, say, the £15 Aviva charged us for a change last year) but, in addition, you could well be charged an increased premium or a massive loss of any refund due if you have to cancel.
I would seriously look elsewhere if either of these may apply as you will find far, far cheaper and better deals and far better customer service; although the Trustpilot reviews naming many of their customer service representatives would, at the very least, appear to merit a bonus. Hmmm makes you wonder.

Reviewed on 8th May 2019
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Peter

Don't use them!!!

Will never insure through Ladybird insurance again. Changed my car 3 months until the end of the policy, informed Ladybird and they said they would need to cancel it as the car was too expansive. I didn't receive an extra no claims bonus as I didn't finis Read more

Will never insure through Ladybird insurance again. Changed my car 3 months until the end of the policy, informed Ladybird and they said they would need to cancel it as the car was too expansive. I didn't receive an extra no claims bonus as I didn't finish the full year, onto of that they then took a £20 fee plus 10% charge and sent the remaining amount which I will hopefully receive shortly.
I then searched for a new provider and Ladybird came up as one of the cheapest. Phoned them up and they said they're a broker etc etc etc.
Will never use them again!!!

Reviewed on 3rd April 2019
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robert588

Ripp off merchants

no customer service & can review your complaint & send you a final decision without even talking to you like magic.

Reviewed on 21st January 2019
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thejizzler

Racist employee called me a Paki

I therefore cancelled my insurance with them, but Since have had problems getting insurance with other providers due to a incorrect `insurance policy cancellation` on my record which I can only assume has come from ladybird insurance. Avoid this company Read more

I therefore cancelled my insurance with them, but Since have had problems getting insurance with other providers due to a incorrect `insurance policy cancellation` on my record which I can only assume has come from ladybird insurance. Avoid this company at all costs

Reviewed on 7th January 2018
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ATO

AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!!!

Ripped off by this outfit, most unhappy about it and will be going to the Ombudsman. Ladybird and Fresh will not see me again as a customer, you know what you did and I will get my £275 worth by slaughtering you in every review site I can find. Pay Read more

Ripped off by this outfit, most unhappy about it and will be going to the Ombudsman.

Ladybird and Fresh will not see me again as a customer, you know what you did and I will get my £275 worth by slaughtering you in every review site I can find.

Pay up front and they will rip you off by insisting on a change to your policy which will cost you money. Funny that.

Reviewed on 26th July 2017
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Scott Darroch