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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 1st Dec 17, 10:43 PM
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    Throwing away no claims years (Sheilas Wheels)
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    Throwing away no claims years (Sheilas Wheels) 1st Dec 17 at 10:43 PM
    My mother got her renewal through & she was going to look at the possibility of moving insurer. She hasn't lost any no claims in all the time she's been driving so would be at 20+ years.

    Looking through her Sheilas Wheels paperwork renewal paperwork & there appears to be no official 'Proof of No Claims' certificate that i've had with the insurers i've been with, same for my wife, brother, sister.

    Trying to find out how many she has & it seems they say they will only go to "5+ years".

    So is it a case of insuring with these has thrown away 15 years? What do you enter when you use a price comparison site (or even any site direct)? Especially when there appears no official proof paperwork, just a wishy washy "5+ years" mentioned at some point in the middle somewhere.

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    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 1st Dec 17, 10:51 PM
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    Makes no difference. What matters is how much the actual quote is.

    After 5 years any additional no claims discount is just a number on the paperwork to make you think you're getting a discount (when you're not).
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 2nd Dec 17, 5:21 AM
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    if leaving ask them for the full no claims she is entitled to, make take a few days but shouldnt be a problem.

    Some take it to around 9 years but sometimes that can increase the premium, its mad.
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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 2nd Dec 17, 9:23 AM
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    if leaving ask them for the full no claims she is entitled to, make take a few days but shouldnt be a problem.

    Some take it to around 9 years but sometimes that can increase the premium, its mad.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Yeah i told her she should give them a call and ask them

    Makes no difference. .
    Originally posted by wgl2014
    Sorry, when filling out the forms for new quotes, when you get to the question of how many years no claims do you have i've been unable to find the option for "makes no difference".

    • rs65
    • By rs65 2nd Dec 17, 10:16 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 10:16 AM
    What do you enter when you use a price comparison site (or even any site direct)?
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    You enter whatever you can prove, which sounds like 5+ at the moment
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 2nd Dec 17, 10:19 AM
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    Yeah i told her she should give them a call and ask them


    Sorry, when filling out the forms for new quotes, when you get to the question of how many years no claims do you have i've been unable to find the option for "makes no difference".
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    For the most part it's marketing BS. Whether you have 5 years or 15 years you still have the maximum NCD, so as mentioned, makes no (or little) difference.

    For example you could have 25 years of NCD but if it's not protected most (not all) insurers will drop this down to 3 after a claim. There is probably no difference in premium costs whether you have 5 or 25 years NCD.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 2nd Dec 17, 10:42 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 10:42 AM
    Sorry, when filling out the forms for new quotes, when you get to the question of how many years no claims do you have i've been unable to find the option for "makes no difference".
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    No need to apologise.

    As Neil has added there will be little to no difference between the reduction in premium if you have 20yrs NCD or 5. When you fill in the form just put whatever the maximum is you have proof of or that the Dropbox will accept.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 2nd Dec 17, 2:17 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 2:17 PM
    So is it a case of insuring with these has thrown away 15 years?
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    She has the maximum NCD her insurer will recognise. That varies by insurer. For eSure brands, including SW, that sounds like 5yrs.

    What do you enter when you use a price comparison site (or even any site direct)? Especially when there appears no official proof paperwork, just a wishy washy "5+ years" mentioned at some point in the middle somewhere.
    Then enter 5. I bet it won't make a difference to the premium if she puts 5, 6 or 20... If it's important to her, then in the future look for insurers that'll recognise more.
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