If your car is not insured with Budget Direct you could be paying too much, according to the findings of the Money magazine 2015 Best of the Best awards.

Budget Direct won Gold in the category of Cheapest Car Insurance at the 2015 awards announced this week. This is the second year in a row the low cost challenger insurer has taken out this award.

Being judged the Best of the Best in the highly competitive car insurance category for the second year in a row is a huge achievement of which Budget Direct is extremely proud, says Ram Kangatharan, MD/CEO Auto & General Insurance Company (which underwrites Budget Direct's policies).

"Budget Direct is determined to give Australians real choice and value in insurance – and we are delighted to be recognised again and again for doing exactly that," says Mr Kangatharan.

"Customers are saving hundreds of dollars by making the switch to Budget Direct. New online customers are reporting savings on average of $254* on their Car Insurance."

"We are able to keep our prices low due to our risk assessment expertise and innovative systems. Customers don’t trade service for price with Budget Direct."


* Average savings based on data provided to us by new customers who switched online to Budget Direct's Gold Comprehensive Car Insurance between 1 April 2014 and 30 September 2014. Individual circumstances and policy terms may vary.

About Budget Direct

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 8 million policies to insurance customers and administers $AUD 3 billion in premiums annually. Budget Direct offers Motor, Home & Contents and Travel Insurance as well as Roadside Assistance. 

Budget Direct is a multi-award-winning insurer having won Money magazines Insurer of the Year 2019 for the third year in a row and Canstar’s Outstanding Value Car Insurance 2019 for 13 years in a row amongst many other awards. Our policies are underwritten by Auto & General Insurance Company Limited, an Australian insurance company regulated by APRA and a member of the Insurance Council of Australia.

About Auto & General

Auto & General has specialised in the sale, management and underwriting of insurance products in Australia since 2000. Our insurance products include car, home and contents and travel. We provide insurance for a number of brands including Budget Direct, 1st for Women, Ozicare, Australia Post, Virgin Money, and ING. We have contact centres based in Queensland and claims assessing centres in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, in total employing in excess of 1500 people. Our commitment to providing exceptional service has seen the company win multiple industry awards.

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