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Old May 29th 2014, 6:11 am
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My brother is coming home from oz in July for 3 weeks and my Dad wants him to use his car while hes home but cant find him insurance. He is with Swinton and they wont cover him. Any ideas?
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My brother is coming home from oz in July for 3 weeks and my Dad wants him to use his car while hes home but cant find him insurance. He is with Swinton and they wont cover him. Any ideas?
Hi and welcome to BE

You could try asking in either the moving back to UK section - http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=61 or the Australian section - http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=54

There are some temporary insurers around, but not sure if they would be suitable. I'm sure others will have come up with a solution though
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Thanks for the reply. Not sure how it works as I don't think you can have 2 separate insurance policys on 1 car?
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As old.sparkles suggested try posting in the Moving Back to the UK forum as I think I've seen this topic come up there before.
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Agree with everyone else - try over there and see.

I will weigh in my experience though - when we went back to visit my husband's family over Christmas, he also couldn't be insured on his mum's car for the two weeks we were there. We looked into private/temporary insurance but it got really complicated. We ended up just renting a car, the cost wasn't ridiculous and it solved the insurance problem. You can find some pretty good deals online.
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Cheers everyone I'll move it over now.
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Old Sep 29th 2014, 10:33 am
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Thanks to your members advice, I have just re-insured my UK car with Aviva, for occasional visits back home. I tried multiple other insurers/brokers, and they all refused to insure 'non-residents'. Aviva phone rep. was friendly, helpful, asked their underwriters and got a perfectly satisfactory policy. Recommended.
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Good,to know.....and welcome to the forum
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