Car insurer offers "best value" for those willing to shop around

October 30, 2007


Leading low-cost car insurance provider, Budget Direct is cementing its position as a leader in its field after winning yet another prestigious national award.

The Brisbane based car insurance provider is the official winner of the 2007 Australian Business Award for Best Value in the General Insurance industry, which recognises Australia's industry leaders.

CEO and Managing Director for Budget Direct Michael Weston said the award highlights Budget Direct's commitment to saving money for motorists but not at the cost of quality.

"This award acknowledges Budget Direct as an industry leader for the creation and development of outstanding products and services of exceptional value for money," Mr Weston said.

"We have a Price Beat Guarantee for Australian consumers so we can justifiably say that we offer low-cost premiums while not compromising our high quality car insurance," he said.

The latest award comes hot on the heels of the low-cost insurance provider being awarded a National Five Star Award by leading financial services research company, Cannex, and also winning Money magazine's Best Car Insurance 2007 award.

"Budget Direct was one of only three insurance products in Australia to receive a National Five Star Award, which recognises products that offer superior value for money for their customers."

"This award is further evidence that you no longer have to spend a fortune to receive quality car insurance in Australia," Mr Weston said.

Budget Direct established itself within the Australian insurance landscape in 2000 and has fast become popular with motorists looking for exceptional value for money when buying car insurance.

With more and more Australians feeling the squeeze due to rising interest rates, housing affordability woes and increasing petrol prices Budget Direct urges motorists to shop around and stop paying too much for their car insurance.

For further information or interviews please contact Jonathan Kerr, Director, Marketing & Digital, Budget Direct (Auto & General) at 07 3377 8801 or

Budget Direct was established as an insurance provider in Australia in 2000.  It is part of the international BHL Group of companies headquartered in the British Isles. The group provides more than 6.8 million policies to insurance customers and administers $2 billion in premiums annually. Budget Direct offers Motor, Home & Contents, Health, Life and Travel Insurance as well as Roadside Assistance.