Simply Smarter Option - and Chance to Win Free Insurance

1 October 2014

  • Budget Direct becomes first Car, Home & Contents insurance provider in Australia to offer PayPal as a payment option
  • Customers have 15 chances to win up to $1000 cash back – when they buy a policy using PayPal in October/November

Budget Direct has become the first insurance provider in Australia to offer PayPal as a payment option for customers buying Car, Home & Contents policies online.

The low cost insurance provider has seen a large increase in the number of customers shopping online for insurance and providing PayPal as a payment option makes that process even easier, says Jonathan Kerr, Director Marketing & Digital, Budget Direct.

“Millions of Australians prefer to make their online purchases via PayPal, so we partnered with PayPal to make sure Budget Direct was the first Australian car and Home & Contents insurer to offer that option.” says Mr Kerr.

To celebrate the launch of the PayPal option Budget Direct is offering its new and existing customers, 15 chances to win the value of their policy back (up to $1000)* when they buy a new Car, Home, Contents, combined Home & Contents or Travel policy online through PayPal in October and November.

“Essentially we’re offering customers the chance to win free insurance for a year, simply by using PayPal to buy a new policy with Budget Direct,” says Mr Kerr.

The Budget Direct billing solution is the latest example of how PayPal is working with industry leaders to simplify the payment process to just a few easy clicks, says Simon Banks, Director of Enterprise, PayPal Australia.

“We are focussed on providing our 5.5 million customers with the ability to pay whenever and wherever they want to – be it from their desktop computer, tablet or smartphone,” says Mr Banks.

*15 winners will receive the monetary cost of their Eligible Policy up to the value of $1,000. Competition terms and conditions can be found here: NSW Permit No. LTPS/14/07164. ACT Permit No. TP 14/03142. VIC Permit No. 14/5136. SA Permit No. T14/1674.

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.