Research shows that 40 percent of owners switch insurance provider every year because loyalty isn’t rewarded. This costs the nation an estimated £4.1bn in excess premiums, says the Financial Conduct Authority and Competitions and Market Authority.
The fixed-price scheme secures the renewal price for two cycles, meaning it remains the same for the duration of the contract. The price will only go up or down if your circumstances change.
Not that the customer is locked into a three-year deal. Customers are free to cancel or switch, as they would with any other insurance policy. Any repairs as part of a claim are carried out using Volkswagen genuine parts.
‘Hassle, worry and stress-free’
Tom Macintyre, brand manager for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services, said: “We are responding directly to customer feedback with this insurance offer, which rewards loyalty. We believe owning a vehicle – whether it’s a Caravelle, Caddy Life or California – should be hassle, worry, and stress-free and allowing our customers to secure a fixed price on their annual insurance for three years offers exactly that.”
Audi launched a similar scheme in December. Policies are available for new and used cars, with Audi making similar claims about saving customers from shopping around for renewal deals.
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