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    • MSE Tony
    • By MSE Tony 20th May 15, 5:18 PM
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    MSE Tony
    uSwitch Boiler Breakdown Insurance Discussion
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    • 20th May 15, 5:18 PM
    uSwitch Boiler Breakdown Insurance Discussion 20th May 15 at 5:18 PM
    Hi,

    This is a feedback thread on boiler breakdown comparison provider:

    uSwitch


    Please share your experience with other MoneySavers. Click reply to take part:
    • Have you experienced problems?
    • Are you happy with the listed providers?

    The feedback comes as part of the Boiler Breakdown Insurance guide.

    Thank you,

    MSE Tony
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    • frodob
    • By frodob 19th Aug 16, 4:56 PM
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    frodob
    • #2
    • 19th Aug 16, 4:56 PM
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    • 19th Aug 16, 4:56 PM
    surprisingly few options
    • stephen118
    • By stephen118 25th Nov 16, 4:47 PM
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    • #3
    • 25th Nov 16, 4:47 PM
    B Gas Haggling Success
    • #3
    • 25th Nov 16, 4:47 PM
    Just go off the phone with B Gas. Re-newed Home care 2 policy.

    Initial ask by B Gas £19.60/month - a 19% increase

    settled price for same policy, following haggling and using the uswitch website

    £13.36/month......a 19% decrease on last year and 38% saving on the renewal premium.

    not bad for a friday afternoon...now onto the house insurance....
    • KatieMW
    • By KatieMW 2nd Jun 17, 4:48 PM
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    • #4
    • 2nd Jun 17, 4:48 PM
    Gas breakdown & inspection
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    • 2nd Jun 17, 4:48 PM
    We have British Gas homecare 2 plus inspection of the gas hob and gas fire. They want £442.97 this year -£36.90 per month. Far too much! But I cant see the appliances cover in any of the other providers options. Advice appreciated please!
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 2nd Jun 17, 4:53 PM
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    • #5
    • 2nd Jun 17, 4:53 PM
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    • 2nd Jun 17, 4:53 PM
    why not self cover and put what you would have put into an emergency fund for when you need to repair or need a new boiler for example..


    Bare in mind most won't cover your boiler over a certain age in terms of replacement
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land"
    • KatieMW
    • By KatieMW 2nd Jun 17, 5:15 PM
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    • #6
    • 2nd Jun 17, 5:15 PM
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    • 2nd Jun 17, 5:15 PM
    Many thanks - but we would still like the maintenance inspection and certificate for the boiler - and having an expert on call for the hob and fire is worth having?
    • RayH
    • By RayH 5th Jun 17, 4:26 PM
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    • #7
    • 5th Jun 17, 4:26 PM
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    • 5th Jun 17, 4:26 PM
    Hi KatieMW
    I have the same insurance with BG. I have just phoned up them up and said that I was browsing the alternative suppliers thru uswitch and was very interested in them. Then I quoted BG's own figures on uswitch which gave a price with a £60 excess. BG went away and came up with a discount for me...they phoned me back with prices with and without excess. I took the latter which is more than £10 per month better than the quote on the renewal letter, As per stephen118, gentle haggling works.
    • KatieMW
    • By KatieMW 5th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
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    • #8
    • 5th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
    insurance with BG
    • #8
    • 5th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
    Many thanks - I will negotiate with BG in the morning :-)
    • jg147
    • By jg147 19th Jun 17, 9:16 PM
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    • #9
    • 19th Jun 17, 9:16 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:16 PM
    I cancelled my BG cover, we had 2x appointments for annual service that they didnt arrive for due to other emergencies - half day slots allocated so time off work wasted. After complaint they refunded my payments.
    • KatieMW
    • By KatieMW 19th Jun 17, 11:22 PM
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    BG renewal
    I did the same as RayH - chap agreed to take the cost down to last year. I asked them to do a bit better - went away and came back with about £100 reduction - result! No problem with their attending appointments - so fingers crossed!
    • lisle
    • By lisle 18th Aug 17, 11:58 AM
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    lisle
    24/7 home Rescue Boiler Cover
    Does anyone have any experience of this company?
    Thanks
    I'm in the £2.00 club! terramundi cracked open Christmas Day £748 Started a new one Boxing Day!
    • qsk
    • By qsk 20th Aug 17, 10:02 AM
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    qsk
    Does anyone have any experience of this company?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by lisle
    Not personally and will never personally...
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5224329
    • lisle
    • By lisle 24th Aug 17, 1:43 PM
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    lisle
    Not personally and will never personally...
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5224329
    Originally posted by qsk
    Thanks so much for this, I had completely missed that thread

    Off to haggle with British Gas!
    I'm in the £2.00 club! terramundi cracked open Christmas Day £748 Started a new one Boxing Day!
    • yorksue
    • By yorksue 5th Dec 17, 6:06 PM
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    And then British Gas take forever to come out to a breakdown
    Yes, I've had the same problem about cancelled appointments. Today is Tuesday and the boiler has just broken down and they wouldn't offer to come out until Saturday which in December with no hot water or heating is a joke. They told me I should have read the terms and conditions when I renewed.and that British Gas considers not coming until Saturday is reasonable. In the past they did come out in a reasonable time.

    The last time the boiler went wrong they eventually turned up, then needed a part and the whole thing took days. They did seem quite energetic when they wanted to sell me Hive which I don't need.

    You can only get someone sooner if you have a medical condition and I am not prepared to lie. I have complained now and someone will come but I'm going to junk them and pay as I go from now on. To make it even worse they music on hold is by Cold Play and even that is a cheap cover.
    • blackduck01
    • By blackduck01 20th Dec 17, 11:08 AM
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    Homeserve
    ........... start their policy as soon as you complete your application!! Phone or online, although it does not warn you about that in the online application. What happens if, like me, you would like the policy you have already paid for to run to its term, and then start your new policy? Oh no, can't do that. And this from a company that allows its products to be advertised on a site that encourages folk to change to a cheaper option. If you want a policy to follow on from your old policy, be accurate on the day you make the change, or lose money by having two policies running at the same time (and the hassle that will cause)or perhaps much, much easier ..... find another supplier.
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