uSwitch Car Insurance
Price comparison web site uSwitch.com moves into the online car insurance comparison market. Click through to see how much uSwitch car insurance could save you!
Customer services: (freephone) 0800 051 5493 Monday to Thursday 8am – 9pm Friday 8am – 6pm Saturday 9am – 5pm Sunday 10am – 4pm. Calling from mobile? Try their standard number 0333 321 6808. E-mail: General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
uSwitch is a free, impartial comparison and switching service – they are not affiliated to any one insurer and will only ask you for information that will help them get you the most accurate possible quotes. What you’ll need to have ready before you start to compare car insurance quotes, you’ll need to be able to tell uSwitch:
• Your car registration number – if you don’t have it to hand, simply click ‘find a car’.
• Your expected annual mileage figures
• Where your car’s parked during the day and night
• What you use your car for, e.g. commuting, business use
• Your main driving licence details
The uSwitch car insurance offering, whilst providing a wealth of useful motoring and insurance information, maintains the policy of simply listing the providers (matching your inputted profile) in order of price, with the cheapest first. The savvy consumer will realise however that the best ‘overall’ deal or motor policy package does not always begin and end with the cheapest quote!
It will be most interesting to witness how the uSwitch offering delivers in this market. A spokesperson from the company said that their service would focus on the product rather than price comparison. “The car insurance space is very much focused on price, rather than the benefits of the product, and we are looking to tap onto that and offer an alternative solution other than price”. In our opinion, these last words are great and this is quite possibly just what the online car insurance comparison market needs.
uSwitch is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for insurance mediation activity under firm reference number 312850. You may check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting the FCA website, or by contacting the FCA on 0800 111 6768.