Squaddy refused car insurance

#1
I have just read on the QRL site that a member of the Regiment has been refused car insurance due to his employment. This happend in Barnsly South Yorks. And iff true an outrage, DING DING where's the bus
 
#5
tropper66 said:
I have just read on the QRL site that a member of the Regiment has been refused car insurance due to his employment. This happend in Barnsly South Yorks. And iff true an outrage, DING DING where's the bus
Sorry I don't know how to do a link, but I think this is in the local paper, as the bloke who posted it keeps up a local news service for members who live abroud
 
#6
tropper66 said:
I have just read on the QRL site that a member of the Regiment has been refused car insurance due to his employment. This happend in Barnsly South Yorks. And iff true an outrage, DING DING where's the bus
TBH if it's true it is more likely that the particular brokerage he went into couldn't get him insured by their own underwriters. THere are plenty of underwriters who will underwrite the risk, he just needs to shop around.
 
#7
tropper66 said:
tropper66 said:
I have just read on the QRL site that a member of the Regiment has been refused car insurance due to his employment. This happend in Barnsly South Yorks. And iff true an outrage, DING DING where's the bus
Sorry I don't know how to do a link, but I think this is in the local paper, as the bloke who posted it keeps up a local news service for members who live abroud
It was HSBC and they now say, after the local paper got the story, they are looking into it
 
#9
Why the fuss? Go to another firm.

Some firms won't insure pro footballers. I couldn't care less either way. I never had an issue finding someone to insure me.
 
#10
I heard he was trying to insure a Ferrari. How much are we paying our soldiers now?

My outrage bus is going the other way - anyone boarding at this stop Ding ding. Stand clear of the doors


In other word - so what! Insurer didn't want risk, find another who will.
 

BrunoNoMedals

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#11
No outrage. Insurers work on the business of risk, boil everything down to bare stats, and set a level of risk they're happy with. "Military" is, as far as I'm aware, one of the high-risk (in terms of driving, rather than the whole "shot at for a living" thing) jobs on the standard insurance list. If that, along with your other attributes, takes you out of their comfort zone then they'll say no. Christ, there are companies out there who advertise based their sexist/ageist policies. I doubt it's anything to do with bigotry or intolerance, simply a way to play the numbers game they want to play. Male? Riskier than women. Young? More likely to claim (not necessarily crash) than old. Military? Also more likely to dig into their Christmas party funds.

There was something a few years ago when the discrimination acts were getting too big for their boots about making it illegal for women to pay less than men for insurance. Apparently it was sexist. The insurers pulled out decades of stats proving beyond all doubt that the difference in premiums wasn't sexist, but purely historical. I've heard nothing since, but I'm sure there's a socialist dillusionist out there prepared to push it through at some point.
 
#15
A far better story is the one about the Brigadier having an ND in Bhaggers, who let the Brig have a loaded weapon?
 
#16
spaz said:
A far better story is the one about the Brigadier having an ND in Bhaggers, who let the Brig have a loaded weapon?
What should get the outrage bus fired up is the number of gobby Mum's who go rushing to the scum to talk about their outrage! Feck me it must be embarrassing for the poor barsteward.
Then to cap it all the sun calls him a tank 'ace'. I can just picture it when leave's over and he goes back to camp! The first words he'll probably hear are the RP Sergeant saying "Come over here Ace, the Razzman wants a word in your shell like, is Mummy there as well"?
FFS Mums, keep away from the Scum your son's will hate you!

PS Was that ACL as JuliaP commenting on that story?
 
#18
What a fucking crap non-story.
He was refused because he's got points on his licence and has (according to the text) been in a few bumps and is a high-risk candidate.
I wouldn't want my premium going up to cover that ******** when he crashes again.
 
#19
He is 21, has three points and has been in several accidents, how can she be suprised they refused to cover him.
 

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