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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

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I guess they don’t offer it for people living in Switzerland, not anymore. Switzerland is not among the list of countries in their drop down menu.
Please check again... 'Schweiz' is listed right below Sverige and above UK in the drop down menu at the bottom of the page.
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

Axa are now offering car rental excess cover as an option in their new car insurance product "Compact", I think the option was around Fr 30
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

I've used Questor for a number of years, always been a fan since making a claim a few years ago. Looking to renew now and it seems Swiss residents are not covered.

Eligibility
You must be aged between the ages of 21 and 84 years old.
Hold a valid internationally recognised driving licence or permit for the hire vehicle. This must be valid in the country in which you are travelling.
You must be a permanent resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) at the time of purchase of this policy.


I've emailed to clarify but seems clear enough
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Old 21.07.2019, 21:12
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

We're currently insured through Questor and haven't been informed of any policy changes regarding this. I'll be interested to read their response to you.
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Old 22.07.2019, 07:50
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

I had a claim in Australia with a Europcar rental this January. The back light was damaged. Cost to repair A$430 (!) Excess A$400.

I paid for the rental with my ZKB/Viseca Gold Mastercard. After completing a few pages of claims form from Viseca, in English, I got the lot back...
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

Response from Questor..

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer our product to residents of Switzerland at this time. This is due to the licensing laws of the country. 

I can confirm, we are currently looking into ways around this and hope to be able to offer our policies to Switzerland residents in the future.

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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

Try travel insurance with the excess rental coverage included. See my post above
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

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I use these people
http://www.worldwideinsure.com/car-h...-insurance.php
as their coverage covers you everywhere including country of residence and is available to residents of any country.

Can't speak for the claims process as, touch wood, I've never had to claim.
Sorry to quote a really old post, but I claimed with this company and didn't have any problems. The claim itself was handled by another agency, I uploaded the invoice from the rental company along with the damage report and it was paid out a few days later. Was quite a small claim < £100 for some wheel trim damage.
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

I also had a claim for around €300 for some bodywork damage on a car I rented in Spain (the claim was more than the cost of the car rental!).



The claim was dealt with by White Horse Travel in Ireland. I sent all the required paperwork and received payment within a few weeks with no deduction. I can highly recommend WWT.
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

I checked the policy wordings of worldwideinsure.com and in the General Exclusions section, item 10 states that:
- rental cars with a retail value over GBP 50'000 are excluded
- vans are also excluded

We're planning to do a family trip with some visitors and I thought of renting a small van, e.g. Peugeot Traveller, Opel Vivaro, etc. But it seems that this policy won't be of much use

Source: https://www.worldwideinsure.com/poli...R-WW-18_v3.pdf
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I checked the policy wordings of worldwideinsure.com and in the General Exclusions section, item 10 states that:
- rental cars with a retail value over GBP 50'000 are excluded
- vans are also excluded

We're planning to do a family trip with some visitors and I thought of renting a small van, e.g. Peugeot Traveller, Opel Vivaro, etc. But it seems that this policy won't be of much use

Source: https://www.worldwideinsure.com/poli...R-WW-18_v3.pdf
In UK English a van is a light commercial vehicle. An Opel Vivaro is not a van.
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

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In UK English a van is a light commercial vehicle. An Opel Vivaro is not a van.

I see I thought they might classify it as a 'minivan'...


It would be great if it works out, as the daily insurance for the Vivaro is the same as the yearly policy with these guys


I'll call them up to double check.
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

Any news about Questor or another possible replacement (like worldwideinsure)?
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

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I checked the policy wordings of worldwideinsure.com and in the General Exclusions section, item 10 states that:
- rental cars with a retail value over GBP 50'000 are excluded
- vans are also excluded

We're planning to do a family trip with some visitors and I thought of renting a small van, e.g. Peugeot Traveller, Opel Vivaro, etc. But it seems that this policy won't be of much use

Source: https://www.worldwideinsure.com/poli...R-WW-18_v3.pdf
That is a bummer. Thanks for pointing that out. I rented sport cars and was relying on worldwideinsure for excess coverage (e.g. 5K CHF for a Porsche 911).

Is anyone aware of an excess insurance that does not have such a limit (or a significantly higher one)?

Thanks
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Re: Excess insurance for rental cars

The advice on this thread has been great - thanks. I am going to go with WorldWideInsure. Here's a current code for 10% off, if you're in the same boat: GREENFIELD
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