Budget Direct has been named Insurer of the Year in Money Magazine’s prestigious Annual Consumer Finance awards.

This is the second time in three years that Budget Direct has won Insurer of the Year and the third time it has won the award overall. The award recognises excellence in motor and home insurance, with Money Magazine noting that the price and features of Budget Direct’s home and contents insurance was “superior to the average market offering”.

In addition, Budget Direct’s comprehensive car insurance “offers a great range of features that outperform the market average”.

It is a golden time for Budget Direct, as the company recently won the Canstar Outstanding Value award for car insurance — for the eleventh year in a row.

Budget Direct is consistently receiving recognition for providing the best value insurance, said Budget Direct MD/CEO Ram Kangatharan.

 “We are thrilled to be recognised as Money Magazine’s Insurer of the Year for the third time,” said Mr Kangatharan.

“These awards reflect our aim to ensure our customers get more with Budget Direct — more value, more features, more choice and a more supportive experience at claims time.” 

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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Nyarai Chapingidza
Public Relations Coordinator, Auto & General
Email: Nyarai.chapingidza@autogeneral.com.au
Phone: 0421 493 704

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