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The FSA has launched a clampdown on all the firms which make wild claims about how much you could save if you switch to them.

I’m sure you’ve seen the kind of thing – “Switch to FastDirectSure and you could save up to £150 …”

Could being the operative word. In fact the FSA found that in most cases most drivers would not, in fact, save any money at all and that the claims were based on savings that a small percentage of drivers would make. Often the claims seem to be made on the basis of the largest saving that anyone in their entire sample survey made, which whilst not dishonest, is not exactly the whole story, which is why the FSA is clamping down on it.

We don’t make claims like that in our ads, although we easily could – I’ve seen many letters and forum posts where our satisfied customers have saved many hundreds of pounds compared to the renewal quote from their existing employer.

But that ignores the fact that, when it comes to insurance we treat people as individuals, and the quote they receive will take many factors into account. For a lot of people that will mean a substantial saving, for others a smaller saving and for a few people we won’t be able to match a quote they’ve had elsewhere – but we will always try to get you the cheapest quote we can.

So we won’t insult you by saying, “Call us now and you could save £xxx.”

You might save money with us, you may not.

But it won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of your time to find out for sure, just call 08000 83 88 33 or visit

  • George

    >Great article David.
    I’m pleased to see a glimmer of hope in the insurance industry. We’re trying to do the same over at our insurance blog.