Hastings Direct car Insurance

If you have car insurance with Hastings Direct, you might want to consider whether you let it simply roll over for another year, or take the opportunity to find a better deal.

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Auto-renewals on Hastings Direct car insurance could be costing you significant extra money every year.

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Is Hastings Direct car insurance renewal automatic?

Whether or not car insurance renews automatically depends on the specific policy you have. Some insurance providers will automatically renew your car insurance policy on the renewal date, provided that you’ve set up automatic payment or have paid your premium by the due date. But if that happens, it can mean you simply pay more every year and miss out on the opportunity to find a better deal.

Some policies may require you to manually renew your coverage each year. Also, if there have been any changes to your policy, such as a change in coverage or a change in vehicles, you may need to review and update your policy before it can be renewed.

How can I prevent my Hastings Direct car insurance renewing automatically?

If you’d like to prevent your car insurance from renewing automatically, contact Hastings before the renewal date and request that they cancel the automatic renewal. This will typically involve sending a written request by email or making a phone call to the customer service department.

It's important to note that if you cancel your car insurance policy, you’ll need to obtain new insurance coverage. So, if you decide not to renew your current policy, you should make sure to purchase new coverage before your current policy expires.

Why should you prevent Hastings Direct car insurance from renewing automatically?

Insurance companies often rely on people allowing automatic renewals of insurance policies to roll them over, with no offer of a better price. Usually just an increase on the previous year. So you might want to consider not allowing automatic renewals so you have a chance to switch to a better policy instead of continuing with the current one.

It's important to regularly review your car insurance policy to make sure you have the coverage you need at a price that makes sense for your budget. If you're unsure about whether or not to renew your policy automatically, it's a good idea to contact your insurance provider and discuss your options.

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Lots of reasons, beating finance apps or just doing it yourself. Rightly Save helps you organise your renewals more effectively than finance apps so you can go after better deals in good time. It’s better than trying to do it all yourself too.

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About Hastings Direct

Hastings Direct Insurance is a UK-based insurance company that provides a range of insurance products and services. It was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England. Hastings Insurance primarily focuses on providing private car insurance, but it also offers other types of insurance, including home insurance, van insurance, bike insurance, and other personal lines of insurance.

The company operates primarily through two brands: Hastings Direct and Advantage. Hastings Direct is the company's main brand and offers insurance products directly to customers through phone and online channels. Advantage, on the other hand, operates as a broker and provides insurance products through a network of intermediaries.

Hastings Insurance has positioned itself as a digital-first insurer, utilising technology and data analytics to enhance its customer experience and streamline its operations. It has developed an online platform that allows customers to obtain quotes, purchase insurance policies, and manage their accounts conveniently.

The company has grown significantly since its inception and has become one of the leading motor insurance providers in the UK. It operates a large contact centre in Leicester and employs thousands of people across various locations in the UK.

In 2015, Hastings Insurance became a publicly traded company and was listed on the London Stock Exchange. However, in 2020, the company was acquired by Dorset Bidco Limited, a subsidiary of Sampo plc and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings, and subsequently delisted from the stock exchange.

Hastings Insurance is known for its competitive pricing and customer-focused approach. It has won several awards for its services, including recognition for its claims handling and customer satisfaction. The company has a strong emphasis on digital innovation and aims to provide a seamless and user-friendly experience for its policyholders.