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It pays to have a good view of insurance

Buying a View Insurance policy online is an easy, straightforward process. Picture Shutterstock
Buying a View Insurance policy online is an easy, straightforward process. Picture Shutterstock

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When you receive your insurance renewal, do you pay it without question or do you look around for a better price? Jane Watson of Warners Bay decided to do a comparison when the renewal for her Subaru Outback came through, and lucky she did; she was able to save hundreds of dollars.

"We've had a couple of insurance policy renewals come through over the last few months and they've all gone up compared to the year before - at least a couple of hundred dollars, if not more. I think there's a lot of natural disasters pushing up the premiums these days: hail storms, floods and all the rest," she said.

Jane already had an idea of what a better priced policy looked like after using an online comparison tool, so when she received an email with an offer through View Insurance, backed by Budget Direct, she made the switch, describing the experience as "very straightforward."

"We were happy that it was a competitive price, and I think there's good reviews for Budget Direct. I haven't heard anyone say anything negative about them.

"We haven't had to make any claims for years, but if we did have to I'm sure that the claims process would be fine," she said, adding that she also liked being able to do everything online, including updating her account details.

It pays to have a good view of insurance
It pays to have a good view of insurance

Peter Barrett of Bendigo had the same experience. His house and contents insurance policy was 12 per cent more than the previous year.

"I rang the company that I had the policy with to see if they would give me a discount because I'd been with them for more than 10 years, and they offered a small discount. But via View Insurance I saved more than $400.

"When my car insurance comes around I'll do another test with View to see if they're cheaper.

"A lot of people are thinking that insurance is too expensive now, so they'll opt out, but you have to have it, so it's worth shopping around," he said.

Buying a View Insurance policy online is an easy, straightforward process. Picture Shutterstock
Buying a View Insurance policy online is an easy, straightforward process. Picture Shutterstock

Both Jane and Peter said buying their policies online was an easy, straightforward process, and Peter also liked that View Insurance was an Australian company.

While View Insurance is a new face in insurance, it's backed by the trusted Budget Direct, which aims to offer award-winning insurance for less and is the only brand in any category to win a Canstar National Outstanding Value Award 17 years in a row (2007-2023).

And not only might you pay less for your policy, you may also win $20,000 cash as a reward for simply considering switching to View Insurance.

Each quote entry form receives 200 entries, and then if you buy the policy, you'll receive an extra 500 entries in the draw. If you're not ready for a new policy, you can get 25 entries just for completing the Renewal Info Entry Form. This promotion ends September 30, 2023.

You won't be the only one who benefits by switching to View Insurance. For every policy sold View Insurance and Budget Direct will donate $20 to the Kindness Factory, a not-for-profit that creates educational programs in schools and universities to help foster a kinder community.

For more information visit viewinsurance.com.au.