Re: MCN online quote warning
I don't know anything for certain about the MCN MCE deal but I do know the way it normally works. So the website owner (in this case MCN) invites tenders from various people to provide a quote engine. The people doing it are not the editor, who might decide to go for quality over price, but some publisher figure who has to make the biggest profit. They accept the offer that will pay them the most money.
The broker (in this case MCE) gets paid commission for each policy it sells. In order to pay some of that to MCN it has to cut corners. It automates as much as possible. That then reflects badly on both MCE and MCN.
And the thing is, that most of the journalists cannot even understand why people gte so upset because they do not have motorbike insurance of their own. Motorcycle journalists are not well paid, but they do get given free bikes all the time so have no need to own and insurer their own bikes. A small number do own and insure a personal bike but many do not.
So the last people to turn to for advice on motorbike insurance are people who don't have to pay it themselves.
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