Budget Direct Sweeps Cannex Best Value / 5 Star Car Insurance Ratings

November 2008

Low cost car insurance provider Budget Direct has dominated the recent Cannex Car Insurance Best Value/Star Rating awards.

In their latest ratings (November 2008), Cannex awarded Budget Direct’s Standard Comprehensive Car Insurance policy 14 out of their 15 Best Value Car Insurance awards including Best Value Car Insurance Nationally, Best Value Car Insurance in all states and a Best Value / 5 Star Rating in 7 out of 8 Profile categories.

The independent awards are a comparison of the 27 leading car insurance providers in Australia comparing 38 different car insurance products, and based on a combination of a detailed policy feature comparison and over 15,000 telephone and internet quotes. A national five star rating is the highest rating awarded to national car insurance providers by CANNEX, November 2008.

It’s certainly a tremendous feat to see one insurer take out Best Value Car Insurance in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.

And then to back it up by winning most of the Driver Profiles, which is are also awarded on features and price, in a comparison of 27 insurers.

Managing Director and CEO Michael Weston said that Budget Direct Car Insurance is extremely proud that Cannex continually finds that our Comprehensive Car Insurance is a leader when it comes to Best Value.

“Since Cannex began its car insurance ratings in 2007, Budget Direct has consistently taken top honours, which is independent and repeated proof to motorists that we offer superb value for money for our good quality car insurance.” 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.

The November 2008 awards won by Budget Direct consisted of:

  • Best Value Car Insurance Nationally
  • Best Value Car Insurance New South Wales
  • Best Value Car Insurance Queensland
  • Best Value Car Insurance South Australia
  • Best Value Car Insurance Tasmania
  • Best Value Car Insurance Victoria
  • Best Value Car Insurance Western Australia
  • Best Value Car Insurance Mature Drivers
  • Best Value Car Insurance Families
  • Best Value Car Insurance Driver 30-59
  • Best Value Car Insurance Male Drivers 25-29
  • Best Value Car Insurance Female Drivers 25-29
  • Best Value Car Insurance Young Male Drivers under 25
  • Best Value Car Insurance Executive Car Driver

About Budget Direct

Budget Direct is a cheap car insurance provider that offers competitive car insurance to drivers in Australia. Budget Direct is a wholly owned Australian insurance provider and is part of the international Budget Insurance group of companies headquartered in the British Isles. The Budget Insurance group of companies administers more than 3 million policies and $1 billion in premium. Auto & General Insurance Company Ltd underwrites Budget Direct’s policies.

To compare car insurance go to www.budgetdirect.com.au.


For further information or interviews please contact Brad Seymour, Director Partnerships & Communication, Budget Direct (Auto & General) at 07 3377 8937  or mediaenquiries@budgetdirect.com.au

Budget Direct was established as an insurance provider in Australia in 2000.  It is part of the international Budget Insurance 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.

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