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Tried to renew my road tax online as I have done for a few years but it failed due to 'no insurance details for this registration'. On phoning LV to ask why they had not notified DVLC of my insurance I was told that my registration number was wrong on the policy and my car had therefore been uninsured for 6 months. On telling them that they must have reinput my number wrong at their end they completely denied this but is is pretty obvious that this was their error on rechecking the policy. So make sure you check and recheck those details.
I have just recieved the renewal notice for my car insurance with Zurich and it had jumped up over £50 even though I have been driving for over 21 years and never had a claim in all that time! Looking around was a tedious business, but I eventually decided upon Liverpool Victoria as their quote was over £100 less than Zurich, including a rental car if we had an accident, cover for abroad and legal assistance. Obviously it is early days yet but the website was easy to use, the quote very reasonable (£250 for a 5 year old Freelander) and because I went through Quidco, I was able to claim £45 back, making it only £205 - bargain! The website 'Confused' came up with this quote and then I just followed it through to to Liverpool Victoria website - easy. There was even an online chat available when I had a question about the cover for EU countries.