Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Post code con

Today I have renewed my car insurance. I also wanted to tell the insurance companies about the new postcodes that are being thrust upon us because of all the new homes in our area. I was given one quote - then I told the operator our new code - the operator told me the new postcode would cost me an additional £50 on my insurance.

Outraged I told them to leave my postcode unchanged on their records for this year.

I know that insurance companies give different quotes depending on crime and accident data in your area - but I haven't moved, crime and accidents haven't changed, so why am I suddenly a riskier customer? Presumably no bureaucrat has bothered to let insurance companies know the historic data for the new postcode zones and everyone will have to pay. Yet another hidden tax.

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