I have read through all the threads that talk about insuring a UK plate car.
I am in the process of “immatriculation” with the ANTS. It has been a a psychological war experience, as happens with doing anything with the administration here.
I add that I am French but have recently returned to France after many years in the UK.
Yes I do want to keep my UK car, I have been asked many times why, sigh…: I changed cars 3 times in 2 years, got scammed the 2nd time by a professional crook (sold me the car, car broke down after 15 minutes of driving, standard agency could not do anything, anyhow it is the past), got a great Dacia Duster Essential last year, it is only 1.5 years old, am keeping it, especially with the COVID madness, am not returning to the UK to sell a car…
So the French registration is coming close to being finalised but my UK insurance for traveling abroad will expire soon and obviously I am looking for a French insurance but here new problems start.
It seems insurance companies do not want customers.
I drove 3 h to and back from the Matmut office nearest to me and the girl started to talk to me rudely and point at my certificate of conformity shouting “what does “licence” means PLEASE!” and for me to find how many “chevaux” it had, I had no idea so proceeded to look it up on my phone and she got impatient and phoned her boss and explained she had "a woman who traveled a lot and had many papers and…then said “yes yes ok” and told me to come back with all the certificates of insurance from all the insurers I had…since I started driving the first day in my life! Obviously to get rid of me.
so I called other companies and they “only” require the last 3 years.
But hey, since Friday morning, not one “has the time” to do anything!
One insurance manager even told me “ah I am very busy, are you already a customer here? no you aren’t, well I don’t have time creating a “dossier” for you today!”
On Friday in the city nearest to me, 4 insurance companies had closed their shops all day!
Today most I try are closed.
Unbelievable, it is like I am asking for a loan from the Soviet Bank of Moscow.
So my question is:
which company would you recommend? But then I am aware that they are “independent” so your insurance company’s customer service quality is just for the office that you go to and not the company brand nationally…
Thank you for reading me.
I am in department 65 but planning to move to 31 end November…