Five star value nine years in a row

May 1, 2015

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

As well as winning the national award, Budget Direct successfully defended its title for Outstanding Value Car Insurance in New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. CANSTAR’s Research manager Mitchell Watson said Budget Direct had an amazing track record.

“Budget Direct is the only insurance provider in Australia recognised by CANSTAR as providing outstanding value nine years in a row,” said Mr Watson. “It’s important to note this award is not just about being the cheapest, we also compare features and measure claims satisfaction. Budget Direct prides itself on its rock bottom premiums yet it still retains many unexpected benefits for customers.”

“CANSTAR congratulates Budget Direct for the outstanding service they offer Australian motorists.”

The award confirms the challenger brand consistently leads the industry for value, year after year, said Ram Kangatharan, Managing Director & CEO Budget Direct.

“Budget Direct provides customers outstanding value through simply smarter insurance,” said Mr Kangatharan. “We are thrilled our commitment to price and service has been recognised by CANSTAR every year since rating began in 2007.”

“Of course the real winners are our customers who save hundreds* when they switch to Budget Direct from other insurers, and enjoy the kind of prompt and personal service only a smaller Australian-based provider can deliver.”

CANSTAR, an independent research company, shadow-shopped 22,343 quotes to research and rate 61 car insurance policies from 53 providers. CANSTAR also conducted a consumer survey to rate providers’ claims service.

* New customers who switched online to Budget Direct Comprehensive Car Insurance between 1/8/14 and 31/3/15 say on average they saved $253 on their car insurance.

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.