1st February 2011
Leading independent broker, Hastings Direct has just been awarded an additional star by Defaqto for its car insurance products. A Defaqto Star Rating reflects the quality of a financial product helping consumers to make a more informed decision about which product best suits their needs. Star Ratings reflect the range and level of features and benefits offered by each product, not its price.
Hastings Direct car insurance is now rated as 4 Star by Defaqto, offering high levels of cover. It also includes a six year repair guarantee on claims, a courtesy car (subject to availability), up to 90 days EU cover and child seat cover.
Murray Fox, head of motor insurance, Hastings Direct: "We have taken on board many of our customer comments about how to improve our products creating greater value without additional cost and we are delighted that the features of our motor insurance have been recognised by Defaqto with an additional star. Defaqto Star Ratings offer consumers a good benchmark, other than price, with which to compare something as complex as car insurance, where two drivers of the same age with the same car will often have completely different price points as so many other factors come into play when assessing their risk.
"We are able to offer drivers four motor insurance products — comprehensive, no frills comprehensive, third party fire & theft and third party only — something for every budget with the corresponding features and benefits."