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uSwitch Boiler Breakdown Insurance Discussion

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Insurance & Life Assurance
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Insurance & Life Assurance

This is a feedback thread on boiler breakdown comparison provider:

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


  • frodobfrodob
    33 posts
    surprisingly few options
  • 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....
  • KatieMWKatieMW
    16 posts
    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!
  • csgohan4csgohan4
    7.1K posts
    5000 Posts Fifth Anniversary Photogenic Home Insurance Hacker!
    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/Estate Agents"
  • KatieMWKatieMW
    16 posts
    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?
  • RayHRayH
    2 posts
    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.
  • KatieMWKatieMW
    16 posts
    Many thanks - I will negotiate with BG in the morning :-)
  • jg147jg147
    5 posts
    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.
  • KatieMWKatieMW
    16 posts
    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!
  • lislelisle
    198 posts
    Does anyone have any experience of this company?
    I'm in the £2.00 club! terramundi cracked open Christmas Day £748 :p Started a new one Boxing Day!
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