The Buzz Is Out: Budget Direct Steps Up Its Online Service & Value

June 8, 2012

With consumers stung by the news that Insurance Australia Group’s Buzz Insurance has closed, online innovator and award winning insurance provider Budget Direct has stepped up to ease the pain for Buzz customers. Budget Direct Managing Director and CEO, Ram Kangatharan, said consumers value insurance that is competitively priced, tailored to their needs and can be relied on to be there when they need it.

“Backed by the global resources of the Budget Insurance Group, Budget Direct has firmly established itself as a credible and consistent provider of competitive online insurance since entering the Australian market,” he said.

“Our success is driven by staying true to our core offering of providing outstanding service and value for our customers. We have been providing Australians with award winning insurance since 2000 and we’re here to stay.

“In fact, we are the only insurance provider in Australia to win the national CANSTAR Five Star Outstanding Value award for car insurance six years in a row (including 2012). “Insurance is all about knowing you are protected should the unforseen occur. For peace of mind, it makes sense that Buzz customers will be shopping around now rather than waiting for their policy to expire and we want them to know we’re here to help.”

In a move that demonstrates a commitment to delivering service and value for money, Budget Direct are offering an exclusive 15% online purchase discount for Buzz Insurance customers seeking to switch providers in June.

“Our special offer recognises and rewards consumers who value competitively priced online insurance and dealing with a strong, trusted brand,” Mr Kangatharan said. Budget Direct’s exclusive 15% online purchase discount is available to Buzz customers who take out Gold Comprehensive Car Insurance and/or Home & Contents Insurance between now and 30 June 2012. To find out more, visit

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.