New Record for Outstanding Value

April 23, 2012

Budget Direct has set a new record, becoming the only insurance provider in Australia to win the national CANSTAR Five Star Outstanding Value award for car insurance six years in a row.

As well as winning the national award, Budget Direct was named Best Value car insurance provider in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

Budget Direct has consistently outperformed other nationwide insurers when it comes to providing value, winning the CANSTAR overall award every year since the financial research company began rating the sector in 2007.

Speaking about Budget Direct’s win CANSTAR said: “Getting to the top of the ladder in any field is an achievement but staying there is an incredible feat. This is a major achievement and underpins the consistency of Budget Direct in the marketplace.”

Budget Direct’s winning streak speaks volumes about the consistent value provided by an insurance provider backed by the global resources of the Budget Insurance group, said Ram Kangatharan, Managing Director & CEO Budget Direct.

“By accessing the expertise of the Budget Insurance international group of companies, Budget Direct is able to provide risk assessment excellence to Australian consumers,” said Mr Kangatharan.

“We are thrilled to be recognised again by CANSTAR as an outstanding value insurance provider, which delivers a high integrity customer experience.

“With so many insurers offering special deals, it can be difficult for consumers to cut through the hype to see which company consistently provides the best deal. This independent report shows that all car insurance shoppers should put Budget Direct at the top of their list.”

CANSTAR, an independent research company, researched 40 car insurers offering 61 policies, shadow shopping more than 18,000 individual quotes online and by phone across six states and several postcodes in capital cities as well as regional country centres. Each policy’s price and features were compared across eight common driver profiles. The overall national winners were judged based on a combination of consumer reach and the sum of points scored by individual products of the company across all profiles and states.

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.