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Car Insurance in Poland - any company that will honour British no claim bonus discount?


teabag 9 | 19
11 May 2007 #1
Is there any polish insurance company that will honour british no claim bounus discount?
Who do you use for car insurance in Poland anyway?
daffy 23 | 1,508
11 May 2007 #2
However - a full GB licence, female driver, and the fact that UK & IRE have horrific insurance rates. it wont matter as its much cheaper over there in comparasion.
OP teabag 9 | 19
11 May 2007 #3
It is cheaper where? Poland or England?
How cheaper is it if you compare cost of livivg and wages?
daffy 23 | 1,508
11 May 2007 #4
Poland.

Yes the obvious gap is the cost of living one

BUT if you look at it on a comparasion, the continent in general pay cheaper car insurance than GB & IE
db1874 7 | 227
24 Sep 2007 #5
Does anyone know of a good car insurance broker in Warsaw ?
Outspoken - | 19
24 Sep 2007 #6
Is there any polish insurance company that will honour british no claim bounus discount?

No luck myself, but if you find one please let me know (I have 60%)!

It is quite cheap though.
polskijack - | 1
25 Sep 2007 #7
I moved to Poland last year and am insured with a Polish Company called PZU. They honoured my non-claims discount from Britain. I don't feel the cost is cheap when compared to Britain, very much the same really, although relatively a lot more expensive bearing in mind Polish salaries etc.
Avalon 4 | 1,068
5 Oct 2007 #8
I have to agree with polskijack, I am insured with Warta (PZU were more expensive) and they honoured my full no-claims from the UK. The cost is about the same as the UK which supprised me because of the wage differential. I think I can understand this for two reasons, the first being the amount of accidents that I see on Polish roads and the second being the lack of insurance companies to force some competition into this market.
Griff 17 | 67
10 Jun 2008 #9
Thread attached on merging:
Good Polish Car Insurance Company?

Anyone know a good polish car insurance company?

I have had a couple of quotes for my UK car hear which im happy with, just after a couple more

Any help greatful!
awoodhouse
18 Jun 2008 #10
I insured my car with Allianz and they honoured my no-claims bonus with Direct Line.
bajen - | 3
5 Aug 2008 #11
hiya, is your car an english car or polish - LHD - thinking to bring irish reg car to poland, but reading that it must be altered to be LHD. is that right?
dnz 17 | 710
5 Aug 2008 #12
Insurance in the UK is far cheaper and far more comprehensive, If your car is UK registered try stuart collins or if you are over 50 saga do 12 months euro cover.
MaryPhillips - | 6
11 Aug 2008 #13
it must be altered to be LHD. is that right?

Yes that is right. If you buy a RHD car in Poland, or import one, you cannot register it until it has been converted - they will not register RHD cars. After conversion (which is an extremely cfomplex and expensive business) it has to pass a test by the equivalent of an MOT testing station and the advice I was given is that they are very reluctant to pass it because if you later had an accident and it proved to be the fault of the conversion, the MOT tester would get the blame for signing the car off.

Best look for a LHD car.
dnz 17 | 710
11 Aug 2008 #14
Or drive a British car which is roadlegal by UK standards, Its much cheaper and people let you out of side turnings.

For the price of a fairly average seicento on poland you can get a much better car in the UK
BoBMd
16 Mar 2009 #15
Has anyone had any experience insuring their car while using an American Drivering License with IDP?

I've heard varius accounts, and would like to know if it is possible to successfully insure a car while using an American driving license with IDP.
Brad70
23 Mar 2009 #16
I have been in Poland 6 months and shipped my car here from the US. I have a CT drivers licence with an Internation Driver License. I have been getting month to month insurance through Warta, and the agent doesn't need or ask to see a drivers license. I will register the car (before my other CT license plate gets stolen) this week, then buy a long-term policy. Trick is - I need to find one that gives a copy of the policy in English as well (required by my bank in the US that I have the car loan with).
GoDfaTheR420 6 | 43
25 Mar 2009 #17
policy in English....your having a laugh!!!...not going to happen!!
Guest
26 Mar 2009 #18
Yeah, I think you're right. I even tried Liberty Direct - Poland (their logo is the statue of liberty, so I figured...). No luck. I'm told I can get a policy and then get a certified translation of it. I don't know if that will be good enough for my purposes, but we'll see.
JonnyHex - | 3
29 Mar 2010 #19
dnz: Or drive a British car which is roadlegal by UK standards

Replying to old thread here, sorry for that.

I'm relocating to Poland in a month or so from the UK, and I'd like to take my UK (RHD) car. Obviously I'll get a service and MOT before I go, and sort out my insurance. After the MOT expires, what then? Is there a Polish equivalent of the MOT? Or do I need to return to the UK to get an MOT? I don't want to get it converted to LHD.
skibum 8 | 62
29 Mar 2010 #20
If it's RHD then you'll have to return to the UK every year for an MOT to keep it legal. You can't MOT a RHD car in Poland
terri 1 | 1,665
30 Mar 2010 #21
You also need to remember, that you can only drive a 'foreign' car for a limited time in Poland. Not sure, but say 6 months.
Be careful also, that your English insurer knows that you will be in Poland, not for a 14 days holiday, but for 6 or more months. Some will not insure under these conditions, in which case, your insurance would then turn out to be invalid in case of accident.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
30 Mar 2010 #22
You also need to remember, that you can only drive a 'foreign' car for a limited time in Poland. Not sure, but say 6 months.

In theory, you should re-register it as soon as is practical.

In reality, Poland is like the UK - they don't care, as long as the car is legal somewhere. Denmark and Ireland are very tough on this though, due to their huge import duties on cars.
dnz 17 | 710
30 Mar 2010 #23
CIS do are good to insure with and if you pay an extra 30 quid you get unlimited foriegn usage.

Ideally you should register your car in the place you are living after 6 months but as Poland is only in the EU for the sake of recieving handouts and they make their own laws thus rendering it impossible to register a rhd car just drive it anyway for as long as you want. Make sure its taxed MOT'd and insured and you will be fine.
JonnyHex - | 3
30 Mar 2010 #24
Thanks for all your replies - very helpful :)
I'm thinking it's probably easier to sell it and buy a LHD motor once I'm over there.
dnz 17 | 710
30 Mar 2010 #25
You'll hate driving a LHD car, it just feels plain wrong + cars are about 30% more expensive here, Honestly if you plan on travelling back to the UK at least once a year keeping a UK car on the road is really easy!
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
30 Mar 2010 #26
cars are about 30% more expensive here,

Even more in some cases - I

Mind you, you can always buy a Maluch with the optional afterburner accessory for 700 zloty :P
amritashek - | 1
6 Oct 2010 #28
The people are loosing their moral while becoming modern. The
society needs to be attentive that moral value.
Jaryeats - | 1
20 Sep 2011 #29
Is it possible to insure a british car in poland,
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
8 Mar 2015 #30
I insured my car with Allianz and they honoured my no-claims bonus with Direct Line.

Did you need to have your UK no claims translated into Polish by a sworn translator? If I drive here, I've been told I might need to do that to get my no claims honoured. (I realise the post was 2008 but if anyone knows this?)

Also, what happens if I buy a car here and take it off the road to store it while I am back in the UK or for whatever reason? Do I still have to pay car insurance when my car is off the road and stored in a garage for months? One person told me I must always have my car insured wherever it is, off or on road, and another said I can legally cease my insurance if not driving it and it's off the road. Which of them was correct??


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