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Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

Is anything but swift.

Problem is that I am buying an imported car. This is fine with Swiftcover as it is UK spec.

What is not fine is that it is not currently UK registered.

Despite intention to register, and needing a cover note to get it UK registered, they say they cannot issue a cover note.

This gives me a problem as I need to get a cover note to the garage to cover the car so we can get it registered!

Anyone got any ideas of a good way to progress forward?

Are there any insurance companies that will provide such cover?

If I leave Swiftcover I get virtually no money back (£74 from a £300 policy).

Only other option is for the garage name to appear on the log book. Not willing to accept another name on the log book.
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Re: Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

I should add I have a private reg that I am willing to use on the car, so can get a reg number to the insurance firm, but, as the car not registered with DVLA.......
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Re: Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

This is a bit weird. I'm insured through Swift and they were more than accommodating.

When I bought the car it was on a private plate that wasn't registered to me, and wasn't included as part of the sale. They were more than happy to insure it on the private plate, and let me change it once all the DVLA documents came through. No issues at all.

I don't really have any suggestions as this seems a catch22, other than to kick-off with Swift and threaten to take your business elsewhere, that is if you're insurance is currently with them.

Alternatively give Adrian Flux a bell for a quote, you get a discount by being a member here.

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Re: Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

Insure it on the chassis number - this is what I had to do when importing my Spider.
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Re: Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

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Insure it on the chassis number - this is what I had to do when importing my Spider.
Swiftcover will not do that.

All I can do is accept a £80 refund when there is £300 worth of cover left. They will not give me a pro rata refund.

Hence stuffed.

All I need is insurance on paper not to drive the car to get the insurance sorted out!
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Re: Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

What a bunch of *****, put dog **** through their letter box

Whatever happened to customer is always right
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Re: Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

Why don't you try DayInsure.com or something. They just send a covernote to your email address, its only £14
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What a bunch of *****, put dog **** through their letter box

Whatever happened to customer is always right
....................................cant they fax a cover note to the garage?

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Re: Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

Why aren't you willing to accept the garage name on the log book?
Why don't you call up a car importing specialist to find out how they manage to get round this problem?
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Re: Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

I'm insured through swiftcover and to be fair they are one of the better insurance companies.

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Re: Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

I was insured with Swiftcover on my old S40 T4 but they refused to insure me on the VR6 when I changed.

So, they were happy to insure a 25 year old on a 200bhp car, but not on a 174bhp one.

It cost me money to leave them and get insurance elsewhere.
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I was insured with Swiftcover on my old S40 T4 but they refused to insure me on the VR6 when I changed.

So, they were happy to insure a 25 year old on a 200bhp car, but not on a 174bhp one.

It cost me money to leave them and get insurance elsewhere.

Insurance companies are mad they insured me on a Lotus Elise without any hassle and they were a few hundred quid cheper than anyone else.

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I was insured with Swiftcover on my old S40 T4 but they refused to insure me on the VR6 when I changed.

So, they were happy to insure a 25 year old on a 200bhp car, but not on a 174bhp one.

It cost me money to leave them and get insurance elsewhere.
That's because the VR6 is more likely to be nicked than the T4, and it's also seen more as a 'boy racer' car than a nice 'old man' style car... Most of the time for insurers, it's nont the power of the car but the niche of the market it's aimed at... A couple of years ago I had the same thing with esure, they wouldn't insure me for a R32, but would happily do so for a BMW 330Ci coupe or a Z4 3.0i...

They shouldn't charge you for having to leave them as they wouldn't insure your new car, but they do as it's just a money making scheme for them theiving bar-stewards!!!
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