Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Insurance
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08.06.2015, 09:15
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: sierre
Posts: 15
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
juliam has no particular reputation at present
car hire insurance

Hi, I'm looking for either annual or one trip cover for car hire insurance, to cover the excess. I used to use icarhire insurance, but they've stopped covering for swiss residents. It's to hire cars in Europe, I'm English! Can anyone recommend a company?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank juliam for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 08.06.2015, 09:44
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Allschwil
Posts: 13
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 26 Times in 8 Posts
Nicholas Scott has no particular reputation at present
Re: car hire insurance

Hi, I had the same issue as you. I had a little scout about and found a UK based company called Questor Insurance. Quick and easy and good rates for their annual policies.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Nicholas Scott for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 08.06.2015, 09:44
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,112
Groaned at 546 Times in 346 Posts
Thanked 10,710 Times in 5,492 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: car hire insurance

I am also interested in a policy that covers the insurance excess. I have the normal 3rd party cover + sometimes driving other cars, but the policy explicitly rules out driving hired cars.

I will be hiring a car in Ireland, cost reasonable, but plus CHF 170 for the insurance, which I find ridiculously expensive for just 13 days.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08.06.2015, 10:04
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: sierre
Posts: 15
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
juliam has no particular reputation at present
Re: car hire insurance

THANK YOU! Perfect!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08.06.2015, 10:12
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,112
Groaned at 546 Times in 346 Posts
Thanked 10,710 Times in 5,492 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: car hire insurance

When you search you can find it has been discussed before,
Avoiding astronomical car hire additional insurance charges

Questor or White Horse insurance is not loved,
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...s-Ireland.html

I just tried to buy a policy with icarhire insurance https://www.icarhireinsurance.com/get-a-quote#3

and I was refused, as I live here; Switzerland has not ratified EEA membership, after 1992 referendum... (I confirm I am not a resident of Iran, Cuba or Switzerland)

Previous EF threads

Avoiding astronomical car hire additional insurance charges

Excess insurance for rental cars
So I have just taken out 12 months car hire excess insurance (Maximum rental per trip is 31 days)de-luxe, for £45
withBritish companyworldwideinsure.com

.

Last edited by Sbrinz; 08.06.2015 at 12:12.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08.06.2015, 10:45
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 10,133
Groaned at 349 Times in 284 Posts
Thanked 18,288 Times in 6,956 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: car hire insurance

As before - get yourself a GOLD credit card.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08.06.2015, 11:15
drkarthiks's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 471
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 336 Times in 202 Posts
drkarthiks is considered knowledgeabledrkarthiks is considered knowledgeabledrkarthiks is considered knowledgeable
Re: car hire insurance

https://www.worldwideinsure.com/car-hire-insurance.htm

Use code WWT10 for 10% discount.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08.06.2015, 11:31
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Was Belgium now Neuchâtel
Posts: 8,588
Groaned at 63 Times in 60 Posts
Thanked 10,724 Times in 5,143 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: car hire insurance

Quote:
View Post
As before - get yourself a GOLD credit card.
I assume it's the same if you have a PLATINUM card?
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Avoiding astronomical car hire additional insurance charges PaddyG Insurance 8 20.08.2014 17:41
Argus Car hire Castro Complaints corner 7 26.09.2012 22:56
Car Hire Dwayne Deegan Transportation/driving 5 03.07.2011 14:07
Car lease hire Coppa Transportation/driving 5 15.06.2010 14:51
Insurance Cover & Hire Cars oddbod Insurance 1 03.10.2007 15:13


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:13.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0