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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
    • #2
    • 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
    • #4
    • 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
    • #5
    • 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
    • #6
    • 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
    • #7
    • 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
    • #9
    • 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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    KatieMW
    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!
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