We want a level playing field in motor insurance

We have read with interest that the Post Office will shortly be offering ultra competitive motor insurance.

While we have always been willing to meet such competition as it arises, we feel that it is being allowed to obtain a competitive advantage due to its virtual monopoly in taxing motor vehicles under which the customer has to supply details of their insurance, such as renewal date and insurance company.

Surely this was never intended when it was asked to handle the motor tax process?

Would the Post Office give up this facility in exchange for the right to be a stand-alone insurance outlet?

As usual we only ask for level playing fields. This seems to slope heavily in the Post Office's favour.

Brian Sandland
BH&S Insurance Services

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