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“I do not think that my review can fully express my...”

Written on: 12/05/2011

I do not think that my review can fully express my disgust and disatisfaction after trying to claim with Aviva car insurance.

I passed my test in september 2009 and started to save up for a car. My dad who has what an only be classed as an old banger which brakes down ever month was given a mini copper as a gift from my older brother who wanted to ensure my dad had a reliable car and also thought it would benefit me as an additonal driver. As an additional driver i only use the car on weekends… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/06/2011

Same experience here, dont trust them!

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Written on: 02/08/2011

Most helpful story, was looking to go with Aviva, thought just have a look at reviews SO pleased I have. An insurance company is only as good as its dealing with claims. Good luck with your claim. and thankyou.

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“Terrible company. I had an accident where i was...”

Written on: 11/05/2011

Terrible company. I had an accident where i was crashed into from behind and it went through to being disputed, as if that could be my fault. 6 months on and i call up to see whats going on and they tell me that they are trying for 50/50 on damages with the other parties insurers!! This is completely not on. Their call centers are useless too, hard to understand and they can barely understand you! The only half decent thing they have done is put me through to solicitors to deal with the injury… Read Full Review

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“Avoid at all costs. Far and away the worst customer...”

Written on: 30/04/2011

Avoid at all costs. Far and away the worst customer service I have ever experienced - they have clearly outsourced to a call centre to cut costs which means that that the system is incapable of dealing with all but the simplest of queries. Everything was ok until I decided to swap vehicles and get a new car insurance certificate - some 9 days later I have a car I can not use because I cant buy road tax as I have no insurance certificate. Hours and hours spent on the phone, and still the… Read Full Review

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“Awful. Renewed my car insurance automatically using a...”

Written on: 27/04/2011

Awful. Renewed my car insurance automatically using a debit card from my ex-wife's joint account (used the year before to purchase). The thing was that they took the money UNEXPECTEDLY AND A MONTH EARLY taking my wife's bank account over the overdraft limit and costing significant amounts in bank charges. Never even received a renewal notice. Was told by cust svc rep this was their policy then by his supervisor that it was an error. Asian call centre. AVOID!!!… Read Full Review

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“They have deducted the money twice from my bank...”

Written on: 13/04/2011

They have deducted the money twice from my bank account and are refusing to pay back the money they have taken fraudulently. They say they have no record. I have the authorisation details and it shows twice on my statement but I am loath to send them through the post to such a dishonest organisation. Beware… Read Full Review

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“NO CLAIMS BONUS NIGHTMARE. ”

Written on: 11/04/2011

NO CLAIMS BONUS NIGHTMARE.

Just been with Aviva for a year, having given me a good price and previously having given excellent customer service despite no claims as Norwich Union.

My renewal quote was reasonably priced, but ever since the start i have been plagued with No Claims Bonus problems, firstly two months after taking out the policy i was asked for proof of no claims bonus, so duly sent off my esure renewal policy with proof of 7 years, to meet the 5 years no claim bonus criteria… Read Full Review

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Written on: 06/07/2011

Hello there - I also had the same problem as you! However at last, and after a few very abusive phone calls (only way to get through to them) I have a letter advising I have 9years of NCB! A struggle but keep on them if you dont have this already :)

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“AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE................. seriously I...”

Written on: 05/04/2011

AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE................. seriously I have never come across a more difficult, rude, incompetent company in my life, I rue the day I ever took insurance with them. Thankfully I saw the light and its now cancelled, on 11.03.11 and to date I am still batteling to get my proof of no claims discount, I paid a cancelation fee on that day which of course they took straight away, sent my policy back and have waited and waited, phoned been cut off, phoned back been cut off, phoned again… Read Full Review

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“Avoid them. The worst customer service I've ever had...”

Written on: 05/04/2011

Avoid them. The worst customer service I've ever had the misfortune to deal with. I have a claim outstanding for the theft of my car for months now, In the meantime my renewal letter has come in and they have removed my NCB and want to charge me over 950 to renew. I have a NCB for over 8 years. They insist that it is their policy to remove the NCB while a claim is outstanding.

Each time I call about my claim I am being told that it is being dealt with and that I will get a phone call with an… Read Full Review

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“Been with norwich union, which changed to Aviva for 5...”

Written on: 30/03/2011

Been with norwich union, which changed to Aviva for 5 years, and last year november my policy expired, they didnt care to auto-renew like they did every year, did not send me any emails (they did in the past- still have those emails) and no post received al though they say they sent one!, and got charged by police last night for not having insurance, on checking with aviva, got told that they cancelled my policy after november, got 6 points, and aviva has not been helpful at all in this… Read Full Review

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“Went to Aviva with 13+ years NCB.Renewal notice says...”

Written on: 23/03/2011 by ba747 (2 reviews written)

Went to Aviva with 13+ years NCB.Renewal notice says only five years-their policy. Refuse to issue me with a letter confirming my full NCB. No claims during two years with them. Keep saying will not impact on other quotes, but it does and by around £50. Asian based cust service centre, polite but just not listening. Can't recommend.Won't use again… Read Full Review

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“Customer Service???? May as well talk to a brick wall....”

Written on: 23/03/2011 by grv864e (2 reviews written)

Customer Service???? May as well talk to a brick wall. Would not recognise NCD!!!… Read Full Review

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“Aviva will negotiate your renewal premiums but only to...”

Written on: 21/03/2011

Aviva will negotiate your renewal premiums but only to a point. I've since insured through another company and saved over £100.

I drive a Group 35 car and can still get a premium of under £235 but then again I'm over 60.

I have been with Aviva for over 20 years but the time has come for a change.

I used to be an insurance broker and I found their claims dept. poor to say the least and that was 7 years ago!

When I made a claim as I had been shunted by an uninsured driver I had to battle to… Read Full Review

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“Website has been inoperative for over a month,unable...”

Written on: 21/03/2011

Website has been inoperative for over a month,unable to access policy.

When telephoning you have to fight through an automated system which drives you mad.

Have made 3 complaints 1 to ceo all have been treated with the same contempt.

Shop elsewhere!… Read Full Review

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“Dreadfull customer service - close to being added to...”

Written on: 04/03/2011

Dreadfull customer service - close to being added to the worse I have experience in last few years! Phone system complicated offshore call centre difficult to comprehend and certain unable to understand the UK. Car Insurance Issued just concluded since running in early Decemeber 2010. One very helpful customer service representative who really tried hard but consistently let down by incompetent processes and others within the organisation. The time consumed on this case has been legnthy and… Read Full Review

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“Definitely the worst customer service I have ever...”

Written on: 01/03/2011

Definitely the worst customer service I have ever experienced. Involved in an accident the other driver accepted full responsibility but still lost my no claims bonus. Made 6 phonecalls put through to various departments who keep telling me to call other departments who tell me to call the department I called originally. No-one talks to each other and they can't see each other's system.. On hold for hours at 3p a minute. Keep telling me they've sorted it then get letters telling me they… Read Full Review

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“Absolute shower of incompetant morons, the ridculous...”

Written on: 22/02/2011

Absolute shower of incompetant morons, the ridculous automated telephone system makes it impossible to get through to anyone as it simply does not work. I had to call their head office and rant at the telephonist to not put me back through to the automated system and she eventually connected me to what is laughingly called their customer service centre which is located in India. When I finally managed to breach the language barrier and explain to the agent that wanted to remove my ex girlfriend… Read Full Review

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“my reasons why NOT!!! ”

Written on: 15/02/2011

my reasons why NOT!!!
1.fully comp. £652.86 for toyota avensis 2005 (i'm 31)
2. I signed and paid first payment(£108.81), made 4000miles in Europe and find out that still not been debited.I've phone them and they told me that by computer error I'm not insured ;)(no sorry,or apologize)... ok sorted
3.moved address(changed address on website and by phone). price went up £34.87/month-I've got letter about new price.
4...after year :) premium with one year no claim bonus £968.44 :DDD
5.3 weeks… Read Full Review

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“AVIVA car Insurance?!?!?! ”

Written on: 11/02/2011

AVIVA car Insurance?!?!?!

How this shower can call themselves insurers is beyond me.

I experienced many of the same issues discussed here i.e. taking the full amount as opposed to monthly direct debits, but when they attempted to rectify the situation, they cancelled the policy without telling me, then increased the premium once they realised the policy should not have been cancelled. Eventually it was all sorted and off I went.

Just over a month ago, my wife was driving my car when someone… Read Full Review

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“Having gone to Aviva with 12 years no claims I was...”

Written on: 11/02/2011

Having gone to Aviva with 12 years no claims I was shocked that they only provide evidence of 5 years. this is their policy. Having called their indian call centre and speaking to one of their agents they put the phone down once I made a complaint. I have now been assured on 3 occassions that they will send me out the correct proof. 4 phone calls later and serveral promises later I am still waiting. This is going to cost me alot of money as my new insurers will have to put my ncd down by 8… Read Full Review

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Ba747's Comment

Written on: 23/03/2011

I found this review very helpful because...Spot on, exactly same as i have had with them

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“worse for customer service & paying out. there is...”

Written on: 07/02/2011

worse for customer service & paying out. there is never ever any one to answer the phone!!!!!!! and when they do they are never helpful!!!… Read Full Review

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