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Swinton car insurance

Swinton has different levels of car insurance along with plenty of optional extras. Find out if it's right for you.

How good is Swinton car insurance?

Trustpilot rating: 4.4/5 stars

Trustpilot classes Swinton Insurance as 'excellent' based on over 16,000 reviews.


About Swinton Insurance

Swinton Insurance has been selling car insurance for over 60 years, but it has certainly moved with the times. Today, Swinton is one of the UK’s largest insurance brokers, offering some highly ranked products. 

Along with car insurance, Swinton now also sells products like home, motorbike, taxi and caravan insurance as well.

Swinton Insurance

Car insurance has been at the heart of Swinton’s proposition since it began trading in 1957, when founder Ken Scowcroft sold the company’s first car insurance policy for £5. 

Swinton brought fresh appeal to the car insurance sector from day one as it sought to offer customers the best deals by allowing them to compare prices from multiple insurers, a concept that propelled rapid growth over the following decades.

Swinton has expanded its offering over the year and now offers a wider range of products, aside from just car insurance. It has however continued to enrich its core car insurance offering, pioneering so-called plus services such as breakdown cover.

Swinton car insurance underwriters

Swinton’s Classic policy uses a panel of insurance underwriters comprised of 

  • ABC

  • Ageas (Motor Guard & Optima)

  • Aviva, AXA

  • Broker Direct

  • Covea

  • LV = (Highway and ABC)

  • Kitsune

  • Markerstudy

  • Premier

  • Sabre

  • Zenith

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Swinton car insurance policies

Swinton standard car insurance cover

Swinton additional car insurance cover options

What is Swinton car insurance best for?

  • Offers flexibility as three different levels of standard cover are available.

  • Swinton’s Premier, Classic and Essentials policies offer optional extras as well.

  • A courtesy car is standard on all three levels of cover.

  • Audio equipment and windscreens are covered.

  • Swinton’s Premier policy gives you enhanced features like misfuelling cover as standard.

Swinton in the news

Swinton was acquired early last year by insurance group Ardonagh, which wasted little time in closing the remaining retail branches as part of a general transformation plan to put increased focus on Swinton’s digital capabilities instead. 

Complaints data

The Financial Ombudsman Service received 30 complaints about Swinton motor insurance in the first half of 2020. To put that in context, 67 firms had 10 or more complaints each and those totalled 4,550 complaints. Nearly 200 firms had fewer than 10 each, sharing just 479 complaints between them.

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