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    • Marianna84
    • By Marianna84 10th Aug 18, 8:49 PM
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    Car insurance - using married name
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:49 PM
    Car insurance - using married name 10th Aug 18 at 8:49 PM
    Hello
    I was hoping someone could help. I got married last year and haven't changed my documents to my married name. My car insurance is due for renewal so thought I would do it now.
    I have had my renewal quote come through and looked into insurance quotes using my maiden name. I have stated that I'm married and even used the title Mrs and it comes back as 300 as soon as I change my surname it increases to over 450!! How is this possible to increase so much?! I'm the same person! I wanted to change my name but don't think it's worth it!!
    Has anyone else had this experience? I thought being married was supposed to reduce your car insurance!!!!!
    Thanks
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    • Zorillo
    • By Zorillo 10th Aug 18, 10:29 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:29 PM
    Changing the name might be a fraud indicator so they're trying to price you out? I would speak to them, get them to confirm the premium is affected by you changing your name, and then threaten them with a discrimination complaint.
    • TheProfessional
    • By TheProfessional 10th Aug 18, 10:31 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:31 PM
    I wonder if it's something to do with cookies on your browser. Try clearing them before re-quoting
    • Marianna84
    • By Marianna84 10th Aug 18, 11:29 PM
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    Thanks.
    I did speak to one company and they waffled on about how I had changed my marital status. They didn't seem to realise that I was already recorded as being married!! She claimed they couldn't do anything and it was just the computer. I'll try and see what happens if I suggest making a complaint. Maybe that's better when I'm with them already??
    • Marianna84
    • By Marianna84 10th Aug 18, 11:30 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 11:30 PM
    I'll try that too! Thank you
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 11th Aug 18, 7:33 AM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 7:33 AM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 7:33 AM
    Its not just the cookies on the computer though. They can gather a lot of information from your computer and internet connection.

    Several quotes with similar details, but some major discrepancies all seemingly from the same computer. Alarm!!!
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