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Can't find what you're looking for? We've done some rearranging and made it even easier to make changes to your policy online. You can save, retrieve, or start a new change by signing in to your My Account.

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You'll receive your renewal documents in the post 21 days before your current cover ends.

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You can choose automatic or manual renewal at any time during your policy. Just use our form to let us know.

Or you can call us on
0345 878 5200

During the festive season

  • Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve 9am - 1pm
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day CLOSED
  • 27th December 9am - 5pm
  • 28th December, 29th December & 30th December 8am - 9pm
  • 2nd January 9am - 5pm

Otherwise it's business as usual, and our recovery helpline is still open 24 hours.

Opening hours:

  • Mon - Fri 8am - 9pm
  • Sat 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 9am - 4pm

Auto renewal

If you're set up for automatic renewal and you're happy with the cover outlined, we'll automatically renew your policy and send you the new documents.

Payment will be taken within seven days after renewal using your existing details.

Manual renewal

Your policy will expire on the date shown on your renewal invite, unless you tell us you want to renew.

If you'd like to make changes to your policy before renewing, our Customer Service team can help you.

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Our virtual assistant is ready to answer your questions. If further support is needed, you'll be directed to one of our webchat agents.

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If you haven't found your answer yet and still have a question, then it might be time to pick up the phone and get in touch.

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Typetalk service

Direct Line supports the Typetalk service for people with communication difficulties.

To use use Typetalk, you'll need to prefix the number 18001 before the number you wish to dial. For example: 18001 + area code + number.

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Available between Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

As hard as we try, things don't always go to plan. If you feel we've let you down, we want to hear about it. We'll then do our best to put things right.

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