Second 2009 Award Win for British Insurance

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Independent Payment Protection insurer, British Insurance, has this week been voted the Best Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance Provider by visitors to The Complete Guide to Homebuying website.

Simon Burgess, MD British Insurance

It also illustrates the point I frequently make, that consumers can get a better deal from independent firms and they shouldn't be afraid to source PPI separate from their credit provider.

Independent Payment Protection insurer, British Insurance, has this week been voted the Best Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance Provider by visitors to The Complete Guide to Homebuying website.

This is the firm's second award win of 2009 and is hot on the heels of an earlier accolade from Investment International magazine where readers voted it the Best Overall Insurance Provider.

The Homebuying awards asked consumers to rate mortgage and insurance providers in a number of categories. These included: ease of purchase, how easy it is to understand the information about the products on offer, buying experience, claims experience (where relevant), value for money and all-round service.

Yet again, British Insurance was way ahead of its competitors and received 6.5% more votes than its nearest contender. The consumer information website also publishes Mortgage Introducer magazine, the source of a number of British Insurance awards last year.

Guide Editor, Nia Williams, comments: "Once again British Insurance has won an award for offering the best MPPI product. We asked our readers to vote for the providers who they felt gave good value for money, a good range of products and a great service. British Insurance swept the board. MPPI is an area growing in importance as the threat of job losses continues and it doesn't look like prospects are going to get better in the short to medium-term. It's good to know there are still providers out there offering value for money to those who need it."

British Insurance's Managing Director, Simon Burgess, comments: "I'm delighted to have won a second award in such a short space of time. Now more than ever, consumers need to know there are PPI providers that give excellent value -- both in the cover and services they provide and premiums they offer. These awards will hopefully instil greater confidence in consumers to purchase PPI and confirms that British Insurance will deliver during times of adversity.

"It also illustrates the point I frequently make, that consumers can get a better deal from independent firms and they shouldn't be afraid to source PPI separate from their credit provider."

The company's products have a 'five star' rating from financial researchers Defaqto who after scrutinising 103 mortgage policies, placed the firm at 'the very top of the market for its wide-ranging cover and support services'.

Burgess concludes: "British Insurance continues to win more awards than any other PPI provider and is one of a few with the statistics and accolades to prove we really do treat customers fairly. We enjoy a 100% customer retention rate and have never received a product or service complaint."

Further information on Payment Protection Insurance can be found at http://www.britishinsurance.com.

Notes to Editors

2007, 2008 and 2009 award wins
Mortgage Strategy - Best Mortgage and General Insurance Distributor - 2007
Mortgage Intelligence - Best Insurance Distributor - 2007
Mortgage Introducer - Best Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance Provider - 2007 and 2008
Mortgage Introducer- Best Overall Insurance Provider - 2008
Mortgage Introducer - Best Insurance Broker - 2007
What Mortgage? - Best Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance Provider - 2007 and 2008
What Mortgage? - Best Overall Insurance Provider 2008
Mortgage Finance Gazette - Best Overall Insurance Provider - 2008
Mortgage Finance Gazette - Excellence in Treating Customers Fairly - 2008
Personal Finance Award - (via moneypages.com) Excellence in Treating Customers Fairly - 2008
Personal Finance Award (via moneypages.com) - Outstanding Consumer Champion - 2008
Global Business Excellence Award - Outstanding Consumer Champion - 2008
Investment International - Best Overall Insurance Provider - 2009

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