Frequently Asked Questions
Our answers to quick questions
What do I do if I get a call asking for my bank details and I don’t think it is a legitimate call from Vasek Insurance?
To help prevent fraud, before requesting your bank details to provide you with a refund by phone, we will always validate with you information that we hold on file; information that only you would know. This information could include your address or specific policy details. Any refund we provide will only be for one of three reasons: overpaid funds, a reduction in your cover, or cancellation. If you receive a phone call and are unsure it is from us you can always call us back on 0115 950 5052 to verify we are who we say we are. Vasek Insurance also will not ask you for other forms of sensitive information, such as passwords, usernames or a mother’s maiden name.
We are currently receiving a high number of referrals. We aim to respond within one working day, but depending on the nature of the referral, it may take up to 2 weeks for a response to be sent. Please be assured that our team will respond as soon as they can, thank you for your patience.
You can reply with the requested information by selecting the ‘retrieve a quote’ option on our website. Here, you can input any extra information and submit to the end of the quote process.
This is different per policy – you can find full information on content limits in our Home Insurance and Bedrooms Home Insurance policy wordings in the Definitions section.
You will need to request a new quote through our website with the new address and make a note in the further information section that this is a Change of Address for an existing policy, along with the current policy number. Please do not process as a Mid Term Adjustment.
Yes, if you have migrated to the new policy management quote system, which has the facility to quote in a company name. Otherwise, you must request the quotation in a personal name and once you choose to continue and begin cover you will then be able to input a company name and the documents will be correctly addressed.
Speak to your Business Development Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that you migrate to the new policy management quote process.
For further help using our new system, take a look at our video.
You can cancel this insurance at any time outside the cooling off period by giving us 14 days’ notice or 14 days’ notice via your insurance broker. As long as no claims have been made or reported during the period of insurance, we will return a proportion of your premium paid on a pro rata basis, less an administration charge of £20. No return of premium will be given if under £20 or if any claims have been reported or paid in whole or part during the period of insurance. If, however, you elected to take a 3 or 6 month only policy, no return of premium will be given.
For New Business and Renewals, the first month’s payment (1/12th of the annual premium) will be due as a deposit. The policyholder will be given the option of payment for this via debit or credit card. If this is not possible, please email our Accounts Department for further options - email@example.com
The information we will require for the Direct Debit is:
Full name of the bank account holder
Their 8 digit bank account number
Their 6 digit sort code
Once this is complete, the first month’s premium will be taken and the Direct Debit will be set up for the remaining instalments to be collected over the remaining 11 months, starting one month after the inception date of the policy. Visit our Direct Debit page for full information about this payment option.
Excess can increase depending on the risk. Our suggestion is to request a quote on our website and accurately fill in the information required. The quote details you receive will state any policy excesses.
This information can be found on the quote and statement of fact documents. You can visit the relevant product page on our website to obtain a quote.
You can email your Business Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this.
Speak to a member of our team via LiveChat or call us on 0115 950 5052 and we will arrange this for you.
Cancellation figures are calculated using an offline intranet system so we are unable to quote a figure without the policy being cancelled first through the online portal. You can cancel a policy in order for an email to be sent to you containing this information, which can then be reinstated by contacting us if you would like.
Rent Guarantee and Legal Expenses
A clear tenant reference has to be obtained and verified along with the policy conditions. Within our policy wording for this product you will find these conditions and a Tenancy Checklist. If the checks cannot be passed, then a UK based guarantor would have to pass them instead and sign a deed of guarantee.
To initiate a claim, the tenants would need to be at least one calendar month in rent arrears.
The cover should be taken out at or before the start of a new or renewed tenancy agreement.
Yes, equal to one month’s rent and secured in an approved tenancy deposit scheme.
No. We require one policy per tenancy agreement, as the cover is specific to the property.
The policy is per tenancy agreement and each tenant would need to be referenced correctly – see the Tenancy Checklist in the policy wording for more information.