Why Buy Shortfall Contract Hire Gap Insurance?
For us, what happens when you make a claim, how you are looked after, and how quickly you are paid are the most important aspects of your policy. But we live in the real world and the price you pay for your policy has to be a consideration.
There are three factual reasons why your local dealership or contract hire company will never be as competitively priced as our quote.
Economies of scale. Instead of buying just perhaps one or two vehicles. Imagine you were instead buying one hundred thousand. You would expect the same if not better vehicle but at a much lower price. The same applies to Gap Insurance; because of the scale of our business, we can use our buying power to negotiate much better prices.
Commission. None of our team has any financial incentive in arranging a policy for you. Instead, any bonuses paid are based on customer service rates.
Insurance Premium Tax. Because we can not affect the purchase or sale price of your car we are legally allowed to charge a lower rate of insurance premium tax. Currently, the difference between us and another organisation directly involved in the sale of your vehicle is 8%.
So now, let's combine economies of scale, commission, and differences in Insurance Premium Tax. We are sure you will agree that it is easy to see how sometimes massive price differences can happen.
No magic wand, no poor claims experience, no hidden get-out clauses, no dilution of customer service or policy performance. Just taxation, buying power, and commission. Simple!
We think that the price you pay for your contract hire gap insurance is in no way a reflection on the quality of cover you have bought; instead, it is more an indication of where you have bought it from.