ChrisKnottIns

BMW5.co.uk INSURANCE scheme with CHRIS KNOTT :: 0800 917 2274

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Do you do a multi car deal too?

Just had the reminder through from Admiral for myself and my other half quoting £461.22

I've the E39 528 sport (Just turned 39) and she has the E34 TDS (she's 30)

Cheers

Steve

We don't do mutli-car but we can look at quoting separately though sounds like you've got a good deal there?

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Hi

Just to let you know that I'm away next week (20-24 July) & 24-28 August so if I'm a little tardy in replying, you'll know why!

Please continue to post your experiences on here. We've had a great year so far, taken on more staff - twice now (!) - and streamlined our system to cope better so it's good that we can help you!

One club actually complained that we had so much positive feedback/testimonials on our email, that it took them ages to open it!!!

When ringing, please don't forget to quote the club name and/or reference number found either in my signature or in the original post of this thread.

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We don't do mutli-car but we can look at quoting separately though sounds like you've got a good deal there?

I was thinking that it was a pretty good price to be honest.

I have called a couple of other places and they werent able to get anything like that.

Cheers anyway and thanks for the quick reply

Steve

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Just rang Chris to get a quote and have saved quite a few quid from my current insurer.

Very friendly on the phone and all sorted within minutes.

Highly recommended :D

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How much would you insure a BMW 525i SE 1993 K reg for a 19 year old? I have had my l?cense for over 1 year and have had around 5 months exper?ances dr?v?ng a BMW 525ix, and a Mitsubishi Starion... both of wh?ch are performance cars by anyones standards. I dont have a NCB though because i have been dr?v?ng abroad. I have driven a N?ssan m?cra here ?n the UK as a named dr?ver, but not long enough to bu?ld up a NCB. If you could get back to me asap w?th a qoute, ? would be very grateful.

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How much would you insure a BMW 525i SE 1993 K reg for a 19 year old? I have had my l?cense for over 1 year and have had around 5 months exper?ances dr?v?ng a BMW 525ix, and a Mitsubishi Starion... both of wh?ch are performance cars by anyones standards. I dont have a NCB though because i have been dr?v?ng abroad. I have driven a N?ssan m?cra here ?n the UK as a named dr?ver, but not long enough to bu?ld up a NCB. If you could get back to me asap w?th a qoute, ? would be very grateful.

You have to have 1 year's NCB for the scheme. Sorry.

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Please don't forget to ring us if you have received your car insurance renewal through.

People insuring with us in the first 6 months of this year made an average recorded saving of £60.02 off their BEST quote.

In July, we had our 3rd best month ever in 26 years of trading.

Earlier this month, we recorded our best ever weekly figures from the forums.

We have taken on more staff to cope with demand.

This scheme has been set up for you as a community so we can provide the discounts on your other cars as well!

Please ring 0800 917 2274 or 01580 752961 if ringing by mobile, and don't forget to mention the club name/reference number.

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Tried to get a quote today but it seems that I have to have owned a BMW for more than 1 year as it's classed as a performance car (525tds) :lol:

They got it down to £429.25 pa but obviously this is not what I want to be paying for a diesel estate, especially as I was paying £270 for a 2.3 Saab Convertible before this BMW.

I'm paying £369.60 for this 525tds at the moment which I thought was an awful lot! (I am 33, full NCB etc.)

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Tried to get a quote today but it seems that I have to have owned a BMW for more than 1 year as it's classed as a performance car (525tds) :lol:

They got it down to £429.25 pa but obviously this is not what I want to be paying for a diesel estate, especially as I was paying £270 for a 2.3 Saab Convertible before this BMW.

I'm paying £369.60 for this 525tds at the moment which I thought was an awful lot! (I am 33, full NCB etc.)

The insurers are only protecting themselves. Previously there was a high number of claims from people who hadn't owned a BMW for a year so these rules are brought in to protect the scheme for the majority.

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Tried to get a quote today but it seems that I have to have owned a BMW for more than 1 year as it's classed as a performance car (525tds) :lol:

They got it down to £429.25 pa but obviously this is not what I want to be paying for a diesel estate, especially as I was paying £270 for a 2.3 Saab Convertible before this BMW.

I'm paying £369.60 for this 525tds at the moment which I thought was an awful lot! (I am 33, full NCB etc.)

The insurers are only protecting themselves. Previously there was a high number of claims from people who hadn't owned a BMW for a year so these rules are brought in to protect the scheme for the majority.

I will try again next year when my insurance is due and hopefully have my 530d, but it'll have to be very close to £300. Just a shame I've only owned this BMW for 10 months and not 12...

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Unfortunately CK couldn't help me. Nice guys though.

My age and car has a lot to do with it, I just didn't meet the criteria. I am only 23, had the 540 6 months etc etc. I have 5 years NCB, but I guess if you don't meet the pattern, its tough luck.

Cheers anyway.

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There is no doubting the success of our insurance scheme and we do thank all of you for ringing us.

However, we are often asked about online quoting.

The scheme is such that it is impossible to quote online but we have an idea!

We prefer people to ring us for a quote but if you're car insurance renewal is due within the next 21 days, please feel free to complete the questions below, then copy & paste, then email to peter.haywood@chrisknott.co.uk, who will contact you with the quote.

The scheme starts for ages 22 and over for Comprehensive cover (though 25 for some cars), & 19 and over for TPF&T cover, and you must have at least 1 year's NCB (unless you have NCB on a second car or a company car letter to state at least 1 year's claim free driving).

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 performance cars. Unfortunately, the scheme is not competitive on all M - Manchester, L - Liverpool, OL - Oldham & SK1-12 - Stockport postcodes and excludes Northern Ireland.

1.WE WILL ONLY QUOTE IF YOUR CAR INSURANCE RENEWAL DATE IS WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF YOUR EMAIL,

2.PLEASE ANSWER EVERY QUESTION BELOW,

3.COPY & PASTE ALL THE TEXT FROM 'NAME OF CLUB' DOWN TO THE BOTTOM

4.EMAIL THIS TO peter.haywood@chrisknott.co.uk

5.WE WILL RING YOU BACK WITH THE QUOTE. (IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING WITHIN 24 HOURS, PLEASE RING US AS WE INTEND TO LEAVE MESSAGES & SEND EMAILS SAYING WE HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT YOU).

Here you go - (if at all possible, can you reply in CAPITALS and different font/colour please?)

NAME OF CLUB : BMW 5 SERIES OWNERS

CLUB REFERENCE NUMBER: 918

Full name of policyholder (inc Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms)

Home postcode

Mobile number

Daytime number

Vehicle registration number

Make & full model of car

CC

Year of manufacture

Value of car

Registered Keeper

Registered Owner

Where vehicle kept overnight

Number of seats

Date of purchase of car

(If less than 12 months ownership, please

give details of previous cars owned)

Immobiliser fitted

Modifications

RHD or LHD

Cover required (Comprehensive or TPFT)

Renewal date

Years NCB that is available to use on this policy

(NCB lapsed 2+ years ago and NCB earned as a named driver is not acceptable)

Protected bonus required if full NCB – yes or no

Who is driving

For ALL drivers –

Male or female

Date of birth

How long lived in UK

How long held a full UK licence

Occupation plus any part time jobs

Business nature of your job

Employed or self-employed

Marital status

Total miles per annum

Use of car – commuting or business use

If business use (if so, what specifically)

Homeowner

Any claims fault or non fault within 5 years

Please give circumstances including approx costs, which policy the claim was on and what happened

Any convictions within 5 years

Please give code (eg SP30), date of conviction, fine, ban

Disabilities notified to DVLA

How many cars in family

Postcode where car kept overnight

Renewal quote

Total renewal excess (inc voluntary & compulsory)

Which insurer

Best quote

Total excess (inc voluntary & compulsory)

Which insurer

(Proof will be needed of quotes as we are audited by the insurers. This can

be in the form of renewal notices, internet log in details and reference numbers).

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Please don't forget to ring us if your car insurance renewal is due in November. (You can also email us (see separate thread) if you can't ring Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or Sat morning 9am-noon).

From September onwards, we were given increased targets of attaining an extra 25% worth of business on already six figure sums (overall written premium) for new customers.

In both September & October, we have achieved this!

(The target set for renewal retention was also accomplished!).

This shows that, because of both our prices & customer service at new quoting stage & at renewal, surely it's worth a (free) call to get a quote?

0800 917 2274 or if phoning by mobile, 01580 752961, though not free. (Please make sure you fulfil the criteria so we can quote!).

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We have just announced plans to move to much larger premises from 1st March 2010. Existing customers will be notified in due course but this is all due to the success of our insurance scheme as we look to expand.

This year we took on 50% more staff in our New Business team just to cope with demand and as more people hear about the scheme and contact us, we will look to continue to increase our numbers so as to maintain the positive feedback we receive.

We have already hit November's target with a week still to go so again thank you to those who have rung us for a quote.

I'd ask that anyone coming up for renewal (including family) within the next 21 days to please give us a ring on 0800 917 2274 or 01580 752961 by mobile (as cheaper).

Please mention the club name/reference number and don't forget our car breakdown policy at £54.50 for full UK cover. I announced this on the site a few weeks ago and it has generated quite a lot of interest already.

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i dont why insurance companies dont supply cover in Northern Ireland now, as since so called peace started here, there are nowhere as many car thefts as there used to be. I would even go to say there would probably be more thefts in a city in england than the whole of Northern Ireland.

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i dont why insurance companies dont supply cover in Northern Ireland now, as since so called peace started here, there are nowhere as many car thefts as there used to be. I would even go to say there would probably be more thefts in a city in england than the whole of Northern Ireland.

Basically, the insurers have told us they have stated that, as a gentleman’s agreement, NI brokers can't insure GB customers and GB brokers can't insure NI customers! Just fair play, I suppose!

Simple as that!

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Explanation of phone system changes

to improve call handling.

Just to let you know that we’ll shortly be improving our phone system so that you’ll find out sooner if all our operators are busy. This rarely happens now as we've added more staff but this is for the odd occasions when it may do.

At the moment, if the whole quoting team is engaged, customers get through to a receptionist who takes down a phone number and we call the customer back. The downside is that, when we ring back, it’s either not convenient for them to talk or we get voicemail.

So to improve things and increase your chances of getting through to us first time, we’ll no longer take down numbers for call-backs. Rather than keeping you holding, we’ll tell you earlier that we’re busy and ask you to call back when it’s most convenient to you.

That’ll save your time and your phone bill (unless you’re already saving by using our 0800 number) and we’ll be able to handle more calls first time round because we won’t have quote staff tied up ringing other customers back.

We’ll monitor how well it works over the coming weeks and make any changes as necessary.

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Just as a matter of interest, when I look at the number of people who have called us from this forum and compare that to the number of forum users, it is quite a low percentage.

I realise that some people don't meet the criteria but we have broken records quite often this year in terms of income showing that this scheme is successful when people do ring us. In fact, we're on target for it being one of the best years we've ever had in 26 years of trading.

My question is why aren't more people calling us on here? Just curious!

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Hi

Just to let you know I'm taking a (well-earned?!) rest over Christmas!

From today, I am only in on 23/12 but then off till 4/1/10 so won't be able to answer insurance-related questions on here till then.

Of course, the office will still be open each day except the 'Bank Holidays', Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, Saturday afternoons & Sundays – 0800 917 2274 or 01580 752961 if ringing by mobile.

The claims department is manned 24 hours a day and the claims helpline number can be found on your Certificate of Insurance & policy booklet.

Have a good Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

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Tim,

I was happy to renew with CK. Swiftcover gave a large saving over CK's renewal price but CK then matched the price. I dealt with Melinda.

I am with Highway. What are their views on engine mapping (for economy and ability to pull my caravan)?

Thanks...........Steve

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Hi

As with most people, we have been affected by the snow but most of our staff are in now though it took some time. We are due more snow in our location in the next few days but as half our staff are fairly local anyway, this shouldn't be a problem.

I'll let you know however if there are any significant changes re staffing!

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Hi

As with most people, we have been affected by the snow but most of our staff are in now though it took some time. We are due more snow in our location in the next few days but as half our staff are fairly local anyway, this shouldn't be a problem.

I'll let you know however if there are any significant changes re staffing!

Hi Chris,

I sent over the required details via email to Peter a couple of days ago for a quote but have not had a response; Also tried calling your quote line and again no luck. Do you know when your office will be open again?

Thanks,

-e

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