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ChrisKnottIns
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi to all!

This forum have been in discussion with ourselves about an insurance scheme for registered users on here. We are glad to say that we have signed the deal so I'd just like to introduce myself & our company!

Chris Knott Insurance - http://www.chrisknott.co.uk - have been involved with car clubs for over 20 years so hopefully we'll understand your needs & requirements!

The scheme is for both standard and modified cars with cosmetic changes and bhp increases by no more than 20bhp.

It starts for ages 22 and over for Comprehensive cover and 19+ for TPFT cover, and you must have at least 1 year's NCB – no introductory discounts are allowed.

All drivers must have held a full UK licence for at least 1 year, and to insure a 'performance' car, there must be at least 1 years experience of driving that, or similar bhp, car. Unfortunately, the scheme is not competitive on all M - Manchester, L - Liverpool, OL - Oldham & SK1-12 - Stockport postcodes, and excludes Northern Ireland.

No more than 1 SP/PC/PL conviction offence per driver.

The minimum premiums are £250 for Comprehensive & £200 for TPFT cover, so please don’t ring if your quote is less than this!

We consistently have a very high renewal retention rate meaning that people renew with us because of our constantly competitive insurance premiums & experienced, reliable customer and claims service. That is why we can promote this insurance scheme knowing that we are in it for the long term.

I'll view the site regularly and try to answer any queries that you have also.

In the meantime, please feel free to call the New Business Team when you receive your renewal through. A dedicated team, with years of experience, is waiting for your call! (I personally don't do the quotes).


0800 917 2274 or 01424 200477 (if phoning by mobile) & please don't forget to quote the reference found in my signature below and the club name!


We also don't provide Agreed Value for modified cars. Our policies are more geared towards everyday ones.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

As an aside; I've been insured through Chris Knott Insurance since around 1998; Nearly all my policies have been agreed value; not just classics, but "future classics".

My own 90 quattro (modified) is insured through them when it's not in resto; project "Sooty" is also currently insured through them (including all the modifications)
Back in 1999/ 2000 my first 90 quattro (modified, agreed value) was written off (through no fault of my own)- the agreed value kicked in (this was done through the http://www.audiownersclub.co.uk as part of membership for no extra charge)- the insurance policy paid up AND (in that case) I managed to purchase the car back (and use the parts for it's replacement)- I've known other owners with insurance not providing as comprehensive a cover that have not been so fortunate....

the deal(s) available here are for ALL visitors, NOT just club members (regardless of club/ forum)
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So who is right? The insurance chap is saying no to agreed values and non members?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Duffelcoat wrote:
So who is right? The insurance chap is saying no to agreed values and non members?


both. Mine is done through a deal with the Audi Owners Club. The schemes available through this site don't generally do agreed valuations on modified motors Wink
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I am confused....

That reminds of a website! Razz
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Duffelcoat wrote:
I am confused....

That reminds of a website! Razz
Laughing Laughing Laughing

I'll let Tim answer better Wink

Whether I manage to get agreed valuation on my modified car is becuase I've been with them so long/ through the club, I can't say Wink
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi
Yes, the arrangement regarding Agreed Value has changed in the last few years though those who are already have Agreed Value prior to this are not affected by this.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

Booooooooooooo!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Tim,

Is the deal available for the holders of EU licence?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

Nevman wrote:
Tim,

Is the deal available for the holders of EU licence?


Yes, as long as you have been resident in the UK for the last 3+ years.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

That's great.
Thanks Tim.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

How rude!

Tried to phone these guys for a car insurance quote as mine expires tomorrow and they can't even answer the phone, no leave a message facility and just a rude disconnection with phone back later...

Not impressed, imagine if they are like this on a sales call what they will be like on a claims call I shudder to think.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Shock Shock Shock Shock

That's a first. NOT GOOD. Hope Tim sees this and sorts it!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

Sorry about that.
I would say that firstly, claims are dealt with in a different office and i've NEVER heard anyone not be able to get through.

Secondly, we changed the phone system as when we rung people back it was always a bad time for them or they didn't answer the phone because they didn't recognise our number!

You could always press 0 and go to the operator and she will pass the message on or even use the email quote facility - http://www.audiownersclub.co.uk/en/forum/chris-knott-insurance/2375-email-your-car-insurance-quote-if-you-cant-ring#2375. These are dealt with straight away.

I just think you got a busy period but generally people can get through. Leaving your call to the day before renewal put you under pressure i suppose but things run quite smoothly in the office.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Here we go! The August rush!

August is always a busy month so if you're insurance renewal (for car, home, breakdown or travel!) is due, please feel free to ring us for a quote on our scheme. 0800 917 2274 or 01424 200477 and please quote the forum reference number found in my signature.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just thought I’d try and explain a little more about the insurer’s decision to amend the criteria for our insurance scheme. Please believe me when I say that we would love to insure everybody and I’ve enjoyed reading people’s feedback when they talk of our prices, customer service, claims handling, etc. However, the insurers have been hit hard this year and when trying to find out why, they have discovered that, in general, there are certain elements which are causing the problems. Hence the reason to only accept modifications with cosmetic changes and modded bhp increases of no more than 20bhp.

Also people must have at least 1 year's NCB – no introductory discounts are allowed, no more than 1 SP/PC/PL conviction offence per driver and minimum premiums are £250 for Comprehensive & £200 for TPFT cover.

It seems that people outside of this criteria are losing money big-time for the insurers though of course this is a generalisation as they understand not everyone claims in these ‘areas’. It’s just that once bitten, twice shy.

May I reiterate that it’s not us who have made this decision but the insurers. Let me point you to this article which tends to sum up the market at the moment - http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Business/Car-Insurance-Premiums-Surge-Ahead-Over-Past-12-Months-Consumer-Intelligence-Research-Finds/Article/201001415534529?lpos=Business_Second_UK_News_Article_Teaser_Region_8&lid=ARTICLE_15534529_Car_Insurance_Premiums_Surge_Ahead_Over_Past_12_Months%2C_Consumer_Intelligence_Research_Finds

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

It’s fair to say premiums are increasing this year due to the increased cost of claims rather than the increased number of claims and these premium increases are imposed on us by the insurers.

Even though there is obviously negative reaction to this, our renewal retention rate has only dropped by 5% from 81% to 76% so it seems that approximately 3 out of every 4 people still renew with us.

I’m also hoping that after a period of time (such as 12 months or so), the criteria will be relaxed somewhat but we will see.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi

Again we see the media talking about the premium increases which seem to be affecting nearly everyone.
Here is the latest article from this weeks’ Daily Mail - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1328180/Motorists-warned-expect-double-digit-hikes-car-insurance.html

For years, our scheme insurers tended to avoid these increases when all around we were hearing of price jumps.

However, fortunately, we are still writing plenty of business even though these increases have been imposed nationally. I still see on forums that our insurance scheme is making savings for forum users (and some large – a £200 saving was quoted on one forum this week!

Therefore, I’d encourage you to call us for a quotation if your renewal is due within the next 21 days or so. You will also be able to take up our competitively priced full UK breakdown cover at £54.50. Please just ask my colleague when you ring for a quote.

The new criteria of not accepting any bhp increase mods by more than 20bhp does affect some on the forum but we are still busy though we’re sorry that this precludes some from getting a quote from us.

Please ring 0800 917 2274 or 01424 200477 and quote the club reference number found in my signature.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi there
Just to let you know our offices are still open despite the amount of snow we’ve had.
Some of us, like myself, are snowed in but half the staff are working.

0800 917 2274 or 01424 200477

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
Christmas Eve 24th December - 28th December - CLOSED
Wednesday 29th December - 9am to 5pm
Thursday 30th December - 9am to 5pm
New Year's Eve 31st December - 3rd January - CLOSED
Tuesday 4th January - 9am to 5pm

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi
My apologies for being away from the forums for so long. We have had a few internal changes.

March is a very busy month for insurance renewals so please feel free to ring us if your car insurance is due for renewal in the next few weeks.

In 2010, we recorded an average saving of 10.5% off our new customers quotes elsewhere and we have just had an extremely good first 2 months of the year – surpassing our target by quite a vast amount!

In fact, we were already two thirds to our February target a quarter of the way through the month!

It is great to see people ringing us up but we would like every possible person who fits the criteria to at least ring us on the freephone number and hopefully see the benefits that so many other people are seeing.

Please phone on 0800 917 2274 or 01424 200477 for mobiles and don’t forget to quote the club reference number found in my signature below.

Also, please can you give me your feedback regarding the quote on here as we see so little feedback compared to the number of people who ring us for a quote!
The figures show a good number of people ringing but only a handful ever post!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:48 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Tim,
Here's a question for you and I haven't been able to get a decent answer and a quote from other insurance companies, hope you can help Smile

Quick history, born in the UK (1974) moved to Sweden (1998), been driving over there ever since, Sweden no longer has a NCB scheme.
Come back to the UK (Feb this year). UK full licence (BE CE DE since October 1992), no accidents convictions etc from 1992 (not even a parking or speeding ticket).

Car: 1995 Audi 80 quattro
Been quoted for over a grand Confused because I dont have a UK NCB
Comparision 1996 S6 Avant (with mods, 313 bhp) fully comp etc a shade over £400 per year when I was in Sweden with a Swedish insurance company.

Please help!
Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi
Alas, you have to be resident for 3+ years.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi

Whilst the insurance market seems to have hardened over the last 12 months or so, we have always worked hard on our customer service and it’s nice to see comments on the forums of people being satisfied with our efforts. We endeavour to assist customers to our utmost and trust this is a major reason why people renew with us year after year.

Bearing this in mind, please feel free to contact us for a quotation on your car (and home!) insurance when they are due. We would be more than happy to quote for you.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Tim

Quick question: multiple car policies, do they exist or do you have to have seperate policies for each car?

Example: I own an A4, Nissan Almera and possibly an A8. Can I get some sort of policy that covers them all? Or even just the two Audi's together (if I get the A8 that its...)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi
I'm afraid we don't do multi-policies but we could still quote them on individual policies.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

OK, cheers Tim, that's much appreciated.
Cheers!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

The next edition of our interactive online magazine is due out this month. We already have a lot of subscribers but if you aren’t and you’d like to be added to the list, please send an email to magazine@chrisknott.co.uk with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject field.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Tim,

WHY cannot Chris Knott Insurance do multi car policies like other Insurance companies, ie. your competitors.

My insurance is due in a few weeks, im with you already and have been for a few years but i may leave now if its more expensive having to have 2 different policies.

Surely you could feed this back to your superiors so hopefully they can amend their criteria so as to not lose more business to your competitors in these recession hit times ?

regards

Clivey
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Clivey
They've never done it tbh. They are aware of others doing this but car insurance isn't a favourite at the moment so i can't see it happening for a long time.

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