Does Hastings cover Northern Ireland?

Asked by: Dave Donnelly III  |  Last update: February 11, 2022
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Hastings Direct provides car insurance to UK residents as an intermediary. ... They do not provide car insurance cover for drivers in Northern Ireland or in the Channel islands. There are also some situations that are not covered by the online quoting system.

Who are Hastings Direct part of?

Hastings Direct is a trading name of Hastings Insurance Services Limited, and is part of the Hastings Group. You can read more about us on our Hastings Group website.

Is Hastings insurance the same as Hastings Direct?

Hastings Direct is a trading name of Hastings Insurance Services Ltd, and is part of the Hastings Group, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Has Hastings Direct been taken over?

In August 2020 it was announced that the company would be acquired by a consortium of the South African business, Rand Merchant International, and the Finnish insurer, Sampo Group, for £1.7 billion. The transaction was completed on 16 November 2020.

How much is Hastings Direct worth?

Hastings - founded in 1997 - is one of Britain's fastest growing motor insurance businesses and the listing value could top as much as £1.5billion.

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Is Hastings Premier car insurance Good?

Nearly 80,000 customers have rated Hastings Direct with 4.4 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot and 4.21 on Customer reviews on feefo are even better (4.5 out of 5 by over 15,000 customers).

Who owns Hastings essential?

The parent company of Hastings Essential is the Hastings Insurance Group, which also operates Hastings Premier, Hastings Direct, Insure Pink and People's Choice.

Is People's Choice same as Hastings?

People's Choice is a trading name of Hastings Insurance, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

What does Hastings Direct cover?

Comprehensive insurance with Hastings Direct

Our comprehensive policies feature lots of benefits as standard, including personal belongings cover, in-car entertainment and windscreen protection, personal accident cover, medical expenses, courtesy car and EU travel cover.

Is Hastings Direct number free?

Customer Services – 0800 035 4801

The Hastings Direct customer service helpline number 0800 035 4801 is free to call and will be your primary way to get in touch with them for your insurance policy queries.

Is Hastings an insurance broker?

Hastings Insurance has been providing quality insurance services and advice for more than 40 years. ... We seek to provide our clients with imaginative and competitive insurance broking services to ensure peace of mind is delivered at the right price.

Can you email Hastings Direct?

You can also email us at, just make sure to put your claim number (e.g. 300-10-XXXXXX) in the subject line.

Where is Hastings Direct moving to?

Developer Paramount Land and Development has made an application to Rother District Council to convert Hastings Direct offices at Conquest House in Collington Avenue, Bexhill, into 86 apartments.

Who is the best car insurance company in UK?

The UK's best car insurance companies 2019
  1. NFU Mutual - 91.74% Percentage of customers that would renew their policy: 93% ...
  2. RIAS - 88.62% Percentage of customers that would renew their policy: 65%
  3. Privilege - 88.54% Percentage of customers that would renew their policy: 70% ...
  4. LV - 87.31% ...
  5. Quote Me Happy - 86.92%

Can Hastings essential drive other cars?

The ability to drive other cars can't be added to a policy if it's not already included, but you may be able to add a temporary vehicle to your insurance. If you'd like to do this, log in to MyAccount and start a live chat or call us on 0333 321 9801.

Does RBS own direct line?

Direct Line was bought by RBS Insurance, a subsidiary of RBS Group, in June 2003. Royal Bank of Scotland was forced to sell Direct Line as a result of European regulations that prevent companies from receiving state aid. Direct Line floated on the London Stock Market in October 2012.

Do Hastings do black box?

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YouDrive is our Telematics car insurance (Black Box insurance) policy. It's easy to set up and you'll be able to track how you're driving via our easy-to-use app.

Who is Hastings Direct underwritten by?

The main underwriter for most of Hastings Direct's car insurance policies is Inter Partner Assistance S.A.

Is Admiral part of Direct Line?

Spun out from Royal Bank of Scotland in 2012, Direct Line Insurance Group (LSE:DLG) doesn't have the international reach of Admiral, but it represents the leading insurance name in the UK. And this is a company that has been going from strength to strength in recent years.

What is the difference between Hastings Direct and Hastings Premier home insurance?

Hastings Premier specifically offers more comprehensive insurance policies, rather than the more basic ones offered by Hastings Direct. ... However, Hastings Premier offers more comprehensive protection, as it includes other benefits such as family legal expenses cover and home emergency cover within its policy.

Is Prudential part of Direct Line?

The Group acquires Churchill Insurance Group Plc from Credit Suisse Group which includes the National Insurance and Guarantee Corporation Limited (NIG). It also adds key long-term partnership distribution agreements, including Prudential and Nationwide.