Where are the Silver Savers? What about Saga?

Funny... this Forum isn't as well used as I would expect! Do these people know what they are missing out on?

I'd be interested in people's views on Saga. When I turned 50 (6 years ago) I found them extremely competitive. I think they have completely lost their way... they offer me nothing now that I can't get cheap elsewhere.

What do others think?

Bertie

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  • I never found them particularly competitive on any of their services and I joined as a life member in 1991. They are even less competitive as time goes by.
    "Some say the cup is half empty, while others say it is half full. However, this is skirting around the issue. The real problem is that the cup is too big."
  • twixeeytwixeey Forumite
    183 Posts
    I never found them particularly competitive on any of their services and I joined as a life member in 1991. They are even less competitive as time goes by.
    I quite agree....
    Twix
  • al_yrpalal_yrpal Forumite
    339 Posts
    Saga insurances are more expensive than Direct Line, holidays more expensive than the Travel Collection, so I don't bother with Saga any more.

    As for the Silver Savers perhaps us oldies don't like being lumped in such a naff category, its even more insulting than Silver Surfers. The thing I like about these forums is that there is such a mixture of ages. The absence of posts means we could do without this ageist forum altogether.
    Survivor of debt, redundancy, endowment scams, share crashes, sky-high inflation, lousy financial advice, and multiple house price booms. Comfortably retired after learning to back my own judgement.
    This is not advice - hopefully it's common sense..
  • Maybe this is a special forum for people who can only save 5p 10p and 50p at a time :D
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
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    10,000 Posts I've been Money Tipped!
    MoneySaving Newbie
    Perhaps we need some topics to catch people's interest. I am usually on the OS money saving site ,but I am quite happy to pop in here now and again.
    Re Saga, as a disabled widow I thought that Saga would be ideal for me .Wrong, I looked at their holiday brochures as I object paying half as much again because I am on my own and most of the holidays seem to be to places that I wouldn't have travelled to if my lovely husband had been alive. I'm not keen on Egypt or Malaysia and some of the other places are just far too expensive.
    Or how about having a bit on here where we all let off steam at things that really irritat us .I am sure there are lots of things to think of that gets up ones nose .
    I shall start the ball off by being infuriated by snotty young people on the telephone who,when finding out that your not in the first flush of youth become
    1 very condesending
    2 talk to you as though you have lost your marbles
    3 Are just down right bloody rude .
    It also happens in shops at times . I ask a perfectly normal question and am treated as though I am ga-ga Come on people lets show them some 'Grey Power' and fight back
  • Well, they all have to come to the last of the four stages of life at some stage,
    which are:

    LAGER,
    AGA,
    SAGA
    and
    GAGA!
    "Some say the cup is half empty, while others say it is half full. However, this is skirting around the issue. The real problem is that the cup is too big."
  • cranhillcranhill Forumite
    310 Posts
    Hi, I used use Saga for my Motor, Pet and Health Insurance. I have now moved all three to other companies because of their poor rates.
  • milliemillie Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
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    We had our motor insurance with them until last renewal, at one time they could not be beaten but there are much better rates out there now. We still have our household insurance with them, only because their student insurance is much cheaper than anyone else. My son is at Nottingham University and that is in the highest student insurance group, but Saga charge a set price for it, regardless of area. Infact they do not ask for any details not even the students name. I will probably get some other quotes this year when my son finishes his course.
  • My Mum has their car insurance and their claims department was useless when she claimed, they fobbed her off with a load of rubbish on the phone and only agreed to pay up when I rang them on her behalf to sort it out. She has decided not to stay with them come renewal.
    Marsh Samphire
  • I also left Saga's motor insurance because their rates were dreadful. I am now happily settled with the AA.
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