Suncorp offers 20% off home and car insurance premiums

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on April 23, 2020
Suncorp offers 20% off home and car insurance premiums

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Another major insurer has come out with a relief offer for home and car insurance customers suffering the ramifications of COVID-19.

Suncorp has today released its 'Peace of Mind Package', which, among other things, offers those affected financially by COVID-19 a discount on their car insurance. 

Existing home and car insurance customers can access discounts of up to 20% on their premiums. 

Alternatively, they can also get a three-month premium waiver, as well as: 

  • Insurance Health Checks to help customers save, including options such as lower premiums for reduced vehicle use 
  • No fees for cancelling a policy

Suncorp Insurance CEO Gary Dransfield said the package would provide immediate financial and emotional relief for customers.

“The summer of devastating bushfires and severe storms was a recent reminder of why we have insurance to protect our homes, businesses and motor vehicles. The value of insurance has never been clearer for many Australians and we want to help them to remain protected,” he said.

”Over the past month, our people have been helping thousands of customers who are being impacted by COVID-19, and while everyone’s situation is unique, we know some short-term relief will go a long way to easing their worries while ensuring they remain insured.

This package is also available to AAMI, Apia and GIO customers who have held their policy before 2 April 2020, and it excludes landlord, strata and CTP insurance policies. 

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Lender
Advertised rate Comparison rate* Monthly repayment Interest TypeVehicle TypeMaximum Vehicle AgeOngoing FeeApplication FeeTotal RepaymentEarly RepaymentInstant ApprovalOnline Application

FixedNew4 yearsMore details
GET APPROVED WITHIN 24 HOURS

Car Loan (New and Dealer Used) (< 5 years)

  • Approval in 24 hours
  • Balloon options to reduce repayments
  • No ongoing fees, no discharge fee
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Car Loan (New and Dealer Used) (< 5 years)

  • Approval in 24 hours
  • Balloon options to reduce repayments
  • No ongoing fees, no discharge fee
FixedNew, Used99 yearsMore details
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  • No extra repayment or early exit fees
  • Up to $75,000 in loan amounts
  • Funding approved within 24 hours
APPLY ONLINE
FixedNew1 yearMore details
No ongoing fees

Plenti Car Loan

  • Interest rates ranked in the best 20%
  • No ongoing fees
  • Can apply online
No ongoing fees

Plenti Car Loan

  • Interest rates ranked in the best 20%
  • No ongoing fees
  • Can apply online
FixedNew2 yearsMore details
QUICK APPLICATION PROCESS WITH NO FEES

New Vehicle Fast Loan Low Rate

  • Quick application process and no monthly fees
  • Low fixed interest rates with terms of up to seven years
  • New car loans cover cars up to 3 years old
QUICK APPLICATION PROCESS WITH NO FEES

New Vehicle Fast Loan Low Rate

  • Quick application process and no monthly fees
  • Low fixed interest rates with terms of up to seven years
  • New car loans cover cars up to 3 years old
FixedNew, Used7 yearsMore details
No ongoing fees

Plenti Car Loan (Refinance)

No ongoing fees
FixedNew, Used7 yearsMore details
NO ONGOING FEESAPPLY ONLINE

Secured Car Loan Fixed

  • No ongoing fees
  • No early exit penalty
  • Can apply online
NO ONGOING FEESAPPLY ONLINE

Secured Car Loan Fixed

  • No ongoing fees
  • No early exit penalty
  • Can apply online

Base criteria: fixed and secured car loans for 'low emission' cars. Data accurate as at 01 September 2020. Rates based on a loan of $30,000 for a five-year loan term. Products sorted by advertised rate. Repayments are calculated based on advertised rates. *The Comparison rate is based on a $30,000 loan over 5 years. Warning: this comparison rate is true only for this example and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Rates correct as of January 26, 2022. View disclaimer.

Suncorp joins a growing list of car insurers offering relief 

One other insurer to offer discounted premiums to car insurance customers is Youi, which is discounting 15% off customers' premiums for the next three months (new or existing). 

“Given the decline in driving at the moment, premiums can be lower,” Youi CEO Hugo Schreuder said.

The offer will run until June 30.

Savings.com.au hasn't been able to find any other firms explicitly offering car insurance discounts, but yesterday QBE insurance announced it would be offering a one-off COVID-19 benefit in the form of a $50 gift card. 

“We know that for many of our customers, the health and economic crisis unleashed by COVID-19 is placing huge pressure on their household budgets," QBE Australia Pacific CEO Vivek Bhatia said. 

"This one-off benefit will be a welcome boost to Aussie families at this difficult time."

If you are struggling to pay your insurance bills or are facing financial hardship because of coronavirus, contact your insurer to see what they can offer you. 


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William Jolly joined Savings.com.au as a Financial Journalist in 2018, after spending two years at financial research firm Canstar. In William's articles, you're likely to find complex financial topics and products broken down into everyday language. He is deeply passionate about improving the financial literacy of Australians and providing them with resources on how to save money in their everyday lives.

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