Budget Direct takes out CANSTAR award eight years in a row

05 June 2014

Budget Direct has continued its impressive winning streak, taking out the CANSTAR Five Star Outstanding Value Car Insurance award for the eighth consecutive year.

As well as winning the national award, Budget Direct successfully defended its title of Outstanding Value Car Insurance in New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. The low cost insurance provider also gained the title in South Australia.

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

Winning our eighth award means as much to Budget Direct as did our first, says Ram Kangatharan, Managing Director & CEO Budget Direct.

“To be judged consistently as outstanding in an area as competitive as car insurance year upon year, cements Budget Direct’s place as one of the leading brands in Australia, and proves once again why we’re the simply smarter option for insurance,” said Mr Kangatharan.

Budget Direct also took out Cheapest Car Insurance in the 2014 Money magazine’s Best of the Best Awards earlier this year, and last month was named Global Reviews’ top performer in their Car Insurance Website Customer Experience Index.

“We believe we’ve got the recipe right at Budget Direct; we’ve got award winning products like our car insurance, award winning customer service, an award winning website and award winning savings,” said Mr Kangatharan.

Speaking about Budget Direct’s win CANSTAR’s Stephen Mickenbecker said the ratings investigate both price and features to determine the car insurance policies that offer outstanding value to drivers.

“Budget Direct received consistently high scores for both price competitiveness and strength of policy features.

“This is an outstanding result and demonstrates Budget Direct’s long-term commitment to providing drivers with great value car insurance products,” says Mr Mickenbecker.

Online customers who switch to Budget Direct say on average they save $269 on their car insurance. 

CANSTAR, an independent research company, compared 54 comprehensive car insurance policies, looking at 88 policy features from 47 insurance providers, obtained over 19,494 premium quotes, and carried out 3, 406 customer surveys to determine which company’s offered outstanding value car insurance.

To watch the award presentation by CANSTAR to Budget Direct click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMoaV6f3lTw


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

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.