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    Go Skippy Car insurance
    • #1
    • 14th Feb 13, 2:05 PM
    Go Skippy Car insurance 14th Feb 13 at 2:05 PM
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    Back to the original post...

    Anyone heard of the above Car insurance company and had any experience with them. its renewal time and they have been the cheapest

    a quick Google on them showed the below. but would love to hear peoples thoughts and experience on them

    GoSkippy.com is a trading style of Southern Rock Insurance Company Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Commission in Gibraltar. This insurance is administered in the UK on behalf of Southern Rock Insurance Company Ltd, by Eldon Insurance Services Ltd. Eldon Insurance Services Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Firm reference number 477112.

    also added a couple extra's like which my current insurer has not added in the renewal

    Included:
    Legal Assistance
    Courtesy Car Personal accident
    Benefits
    • Up to £100,000 Legal Expenses Cover
    • 90 Day European Cover included in your policy to ensure you remain protected whilst outside the UK
    • Up to £150 Personal Belongings Cover
    Last edited by Former MSE Zorica; 07-02-2014 at 1:23 PM.
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  • MarieGoSkippyHell
    this is a board with information about the Directors of GoSkippy and complaints

    dontgoskippy.com

    dontgoskippy dot com
    • splitinfinity
    • By splitinfinity 11th Aug 15, 10:10 PM
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    splitinfinity
    http://dontgoskippy.com/ right on point
    They truly are bottom feeders. They'll entice customers in by showing them the cheapest quotes on the market. Ask for a little change or a cancellation, and they'll make their monies worth with hidden fees and disgusting tactics.
    • Tragen
    • By Tragen 4th Apr 16, 2:06 PM
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    Tragen
    Does anyone know how early they take payment for auto renewal? My policy runs till middle of may, but today I had an ominous text from them saying "thanks for choosing goskippy, we have some fantastic rates on our home insurance ..."

    I also had a missed call from a bolton number 01204 232 022 5 mins prior. The number is constantly engaged.

    By choosing, I hope they are not referring to auto renewal!
    Last edited by Tragen; 04-04-2016 at 2:08 PM.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 4th Apr 16, 4:48 PM
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    LeeUK
    Just renewed my car insurance the last week. Got quotes off the usual compare sites, GoSkippy and their other bottom feeding pals, A-Choice, where some of the cheapest quotes. Needless to say I skipped past them.
    • Drivermum
    • By Drivermum 16th Oct 16, 10:47 AM
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    Drivermum
    Go Skippy cancelled my policy for no reason after a month. I had sent scans of all requested documents to them in an email but they denied receiving them!!
    • rudekid48
    • By rudekid48 16th Oct 16, 12:36 PM
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    rudekid48
    Go Skippy cancelled my policy for no reason after a month. I had sent scans of all requested documents to them in an email but they denied receiving them!!
    Originally posted by Drivermum
    So there was a reason then.....
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    • Dird
    • By Dird 2nd Jan 17, 3:54 PM
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    Dird
    Needless to say I skipped past them.
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    So who did you go with? This thread sadly scared me off Go Skippy. Decided to renew with Elephant who were slightly higher (but quote sent 1 month ago & much lower than what they currently offer me)
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    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 2nd Jan 17, 4:19 PM
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    dacouch
    The google reviews of their parent company Eldon Insurance are eye opening 28 reviews, all being 1 star apart from one giving 5 stars which appears it may be from a former employee.

    I'm refering to Go Skippy
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 2nd Jan 17, 9:08 PM
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    LeeUK
    So who did you go with? This thread sadly scared me off Go Skippy. Decided to renew with Elephant who were slightly higher (but quote sent 1 month ago & much lower than what they currently offer me)
    Originally posted by Dird
    I went with Esure this time round.

    Everytime I look for insurance these shitty unknown companies always come up first. I now always skip past them and go for a known company.
    • Lollypop11
    • By Lollypop11 17th Feb 17, 1:06 PM
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    Lollypop11
    Stay Away
    Hi
    I've been with the company for 2 years, thank God nothing happened whilst with them.
    I have recently changed my address within the same area, I was billed £76.40 for change of address, when I enquired about the charge, I got different explanations from higher risk, parking and area .The last person told me the underwriter made the rules, I submitted forms online to challenge the charge and I never received any communication, they denied my communication with them

    They are a bunch of unorganized people who cannot give explanations about their own policies. I initially thought I got a new advisor initially but it got worse as days went by, they ended up cancelling my policy with no explanation and charging me more on top of that.

    I need the authority that can fight my case because they need to put their house in order.

    • Natalie 24
    • By Natalie 24 25th May 17, 9:07 PM
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    Natalie 24
    Do not use go skippy insurance they are total cowboys.Im one of the unlucky ones to have took out car insurance with them.I was in an accident at no fault of my own and go skippy have done nothing to help me claim against the third party.
    • noterms
    • By noterms 16th Jul 17, 7:31 PM
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    noterms
    Absolute joke of a company but they respond via email on a weekend which i thought hilarious.

    Been back and forth having to supply proof of no claims via email. License information which they claim they cannot access via the code supplied but i did it fine after they told me they could not access it. Again i have sent them another due to it expiring after one use.

    This has been going on for a week nearly and in each email they state my policy will be cancelled by 17/07 if they do not get these documents. However i am sending them and they deny being able to access them. I am keeping all copies of emails just in case something goes wrong here.

    What are my options as i have paid the deposit already. Will i lose this?

    Wish i had stuck with esure now as they were hassle free.
    • Borage
    • By Borage 15th Aug 17, 2:00 PM
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    Borage
    An update to an old thread : Went to Go Compare for a car insurance quote on the 6th August and GoSkippy came up the cheapest with £410.19p which was to start from the 10th August. Got my car earlier than expected on the 7th so wanted the insurance to start on the 7th instead of the 10th and the price jumped up to £589.67 when i was going to pay . I did tick a box wrong on my first quote which i amended that said the car had Thatcham alarm instead of factory fitted but even so thats £179.48p to start 3 days earlier !! . Here is the email i got when i complained : Dear Mr …………..

    Quote reference: ………….
    I have today received feedback from the underwriter and therefore they have also identified differences between the quotes our end from PC1 to PC5.

    The Alarm/Immobiliser is different in both.
    PC1 was quoted on 06/08/2017 to begin on 10/08/2017.
    PC5 was quoted on 07/08/2017 to begin 07/08/2017.


    The reason for the high increase on PC5 would be because you have chosen to begin the policy that very day.

    However for the policy to start 4 days after purchase there would be a discount applied.

    Please note that the Insurer has confirmed that you are now insured with Covea Insurance and I trust this explains everything.


    Kind Regards,

    Curtis Mohanlal
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 15th Aug 17, 3:55 PM
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    LeeUK
    I still always skip fast the bottom feeding unknown insurers and go with the next best quote from the known insurers.
    • alcgreen
    • By alcgreen 23rd Aug 17, 11:21 AM
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    alcgreen
    This company came up cheapest on go compare by about 20% so I followed the link to get full policy details. I then checked all of my detiails,car ,address, NCD etc and noticed that they valued my car well above market so I corrected this reducing it by about £1000.00. Amazingly the quoted price then rose by about £50.00. I went back in and changed the cars estimated value back to the figure provide by Go Skippy and guess what, the quote went up by a further £50.00 so they are no longer the cheapest. All seems to be a bit dodgy to me.
    • zak2012
    • By zak2012 23rd Aug 17, 12:32 PM
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    zak2012
    if you want protect your no claim bouns with goskippy car insurance, how much they charge you? i.e if you want protect 4 years no claim?
    • jb66
    • By jb66 10th Sep 17, 6:34 AM
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    jb66
    Most of the bad reviews on this thread are by users with one or two accounts, I cant trust that the bad reviews are true
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 10th Sep 17, 8:08 AM
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    csgohan4
    Most of the bad reviews on this thread are by users with one or two accounts, I cant trust that the bad reviews are true
    Originally posted by jb66

    Do you work for Go Skippy?


    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/goskippy.com


    https://www.reviews.co.uk/company-reviews/store/gc-goskippy


    Baring in mind reviews for price or no problems buying are pointless, it is when you need to claim and customer service are more important
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land"
    • Mobeen Younas
    • By Mobeen Younas 10th Sep 17, 8:18 AM
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    Mobeen Younas
    Like death and taxes, car insurance is unavoidable if you want to keep your vehicle on the road and the right side of the law.

    Fortunately, calling round dozens of insurers for a quote has been consigned to history - with GoCompare you only need to fill out a single form with your personal information, details of your car and any extra drivers you want to put on your policy.
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 10th Sep 17, 4:58 PM
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    csgohan4
    Like death and taxes, car insurance is unavoidable if you want to keep your vehicle on the road and the right side of the law.

    Fortunately, calling round dozens of insurers for a quote has been consigned to history - with GoCompare you only need to fill out a single form with your personal information, details of your car and any extra drivers you want to put on your policy.
    Originally posted by Mobeen Younas


    So you are working for GO Compare as well?
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land"
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