Comfort - Net Rated Insurance

Discussion in 'Motorhome Insurance General Discussion' started by lunarman, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. lunarman

    lunarman Funster

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    It is time to renew my insurance. I am currently with safeguard and their premium has increased considerably.

    Looking at Comfort their premium is nearly £200 less so it is really inviting. One of the problems (according to safeguard) is that Comfort is net rated insurance and as such you lose any No Claims Bonus you may have after being with them for 2 years, and that when you try to switch away from them the premiums are massively increased.

    This could leave you at the mercy of comfort in that they could increase their prices as you are effectively captive.

    Is this a real worry or just scaremongering in an attempt to retain business. Does anyone have any experience of leaving Comfort for another insurer?
     
  2. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi John, We left Comfort a year ago when their price increased significantly.Comfort told us that they no longer give a "No Claims Bonus", instead they give you a guaranteed discount . We insured that year with the C&CC. This year C&CC could not give us the length of trip abroad and breakdown cover that we require and so I went back to Comfort for a quote. They refused to insure our van when I asked for a quotation a few weeks ago. The refusal was due to the fact that as our van is parked in a residents car park on private land and that we do not have a dedicated parking space within that car park that they would deem our vehicle to be parked on the public highway. Comfort took a decision a few months ago not to insure any motorhome that is parked overnight on the public highway. I am now insured with Safeguard.

    Brisey.
     
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