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Is this usual?

Just bought a Private registration
Having never involved myself in these things before..Its been fairly smooth
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I contacted 'The Post Office' with whom, I'm insured with and they have charged me 20 to update the change of registration on their records
Is this usual?
Have I been fleeced?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 29th June 2012, 17:56
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My insurance company tried that when I wanted my private reg transfered on my rs chris, I argued the toss and they waived the fee
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Unfortunately some insurers will try to get as much money out of you as they can. In my experience some do and some don't when it comes to re-issuing insurance certificates for a change of registration.
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I thought it might be a lottery...I suppose its the price I pay for using the cheapest quote..Its still bloody annoying though
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I had a 25 'admin fee' when I changed jobs. I argued it was a rip off when all they do is change it on their computers and takes less than a minute. I tried complaining and speaking to a manager however still had to pay it.
I am really starting to get wound up by these sorts of things nowadays, must be turning into my dad
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Just changed my plate this week and Aviva didnt charge anything as it was just a reg change.
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Just changed my plate this week and Aviva didnt charge anything as it was just a reg change.
Strange that because The Post Office Insurance is underwritten by Aviva!!
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Strange that because The Post Office Insurance is underwritten by Aviva!!
Regarding my previous post robbo, I'm with Aviva too.
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it is normal sadly admiral is 17.50 im in the process of buying one atm im planning on calling up threatening to not go with them next year and see what happens
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Yeah its one of those annoying things, its as bad as bank charges whereby the work done to facilitate this "admin fee" is nowhere near relative to what they charge. Im with aviva to, after 9 years with admiral, so far havent had to use them for anything, but as its all online it says that changes wont incur an admin fee if i do them myself online, but if i ring them its about 25. This is just the admin charge though, so any modifications to the car would probably incur a charge
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I would have expected a small 'admin fee' and 20 for an insurance company is quite reasonable IMO.
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I just done this and didn't get charged a thing. Tell em where to stick it. They get enough money from drivers as it is ! 20 for what ? Typing a new number onto your file .....please !
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I just done this and didn't get charged a thing. Tell em where to stick it. They get enough money from drivers as it is ! 20 for what ? Typing a new number onto your file .....please !
They told me they would have to contact the DVLA to check on the registration change.
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They told me they would have to contact the DVLA to check on the registration change.
Hmmm maybe true but why do companies do it free an others charge silly fees ?
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Hmmm maybe true but why do companies do it free an others charge silly fees ?
cos' some companies charge lower premiums and need to recoup extra costs and other charge higher premiums who can manage extra costs -
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cos' some companies charge lower premiums and need to recoup extra costs and other charge higher premiums who can manage extra costs -
Fair enough but I would be asking for them to waive it
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Fair enough but I would be asking for them to waive it
you can ask but if it's written into the policy then you don't really have a choice.

I prefer to pay a little more than the cheapest premium but I pay lower excess and don't have to pay a fee each time I change something.
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In this situation i always ask them to waive it, if they dont then i ask to speak to their manager etc etc, keep going up the chain untill someone does waive it.

Had a similar thing with RyanAir, the 'e' had been missed off the end of my mates name on the booking, so i called up to make the change (they always say it must match the passport etc), they wanted 95 to make the ammendment!!! Had to go up 2 chains of command before it was waived, the most ridicleous part was that if i just rebooked the flight it would have only cost me...95....so they were basically trying to get me to buy another seat!!
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My insurance tried to charge me last year when my plate was going through the transfer from my old car to my CTR but i told them before i insured it that id be doing it and they said they must have "lost the note" hmmm yer. They did waver the admin fee in the end
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