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Old 7th August 2007, 15:16   #16
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ICICI's various side businesses (pretty much everything besides the bank) seem to do these stunts pretty regularly. I wonder why. A few days back my father was taken on a merry ride by the Pru ICICI guys. The old man wanted a health insurance but most insurers were declining him. I told him that the insurers never accept anyone over 60 so easily.

Ultimately the Pru ICICI guys themselves called him up and said they are willing to sell him insurance. This inspite of his seeking lot of clarifications. Ultimately he wrote the cheque. I smelt a rat the day he told me. But then it was too late. They promptly encashed the cheque and then sent him a regret letter. Money siphoned off!

What transpired was that for 6 months they made him run around, write tons of letters, make calls but to no avail. The worst was that some of their employees started making calls to seek a cut to get his money released. Just imagine. Ultimately I had to step in. Asked him to sit easy and let me see. Of course he got the money back within a week after that but goes to show what these buggers do.

Anyway, that was probably a bit OT though again related to their insurance biz.
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Old 8th August 2007, 19:33   #17
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ICICI, always best to avoid them,horrible attitude and no ethics. I make sure i/family have no dealings with them.

Nirmal dont let them get away with this.
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as per headlines in allnews papers today and tv channels yesterday a lady in bangalore duped MNC banks including our great ICICI to the tune of 64 lakhs by submitting fake ID's and job letters of WIPRO.ICICI duped for 34 lakhs
and it does not even know that it is duped.
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Ask for a refund. What amount is the receipt showing?
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Old 11th August 2007, 20:40   #20
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Called up ICICI. They said they have sent a refund cheque. They dont know the amount. Will wait and see.

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Called up ICICI. They said they have sent a refund cheque. They dont know the amount. Will wait and see.
Interesting!!!. People in the finance domain care the most about money involved. So, if they know there is a cheque, they know the money involved too.

Anyway, lemme make a guess-don't feel bad. The refund would be lesser than what should ideally be paid to you.
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Old 14th August 2007, 20:15   #22
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The cheque came today. For my luck it is for the difference amount. No apology letter, nothing. Height of customer friendliness.

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Good to hear that!!!
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Nirmalts,

Good to hear that you got the refund cheque! But whose fault was it? Was it your dealer's agent trying to make the fast buck or was it a genuine 'error' on the part of ICICI Lombard? I always thought that dealers issue the cover note from their offices initially (i.e. they have the authority to issue a insurance cover note themselves). If yours was issued by the dealer and showed the original higher amount, shouldn't the dealer's agent be at fault as he/she probably had the wrong estimate?

Or it is a case of 'lets make some money on the side - anyway he's bought a 7 lakh car; he won't bother about a few thousands here and there'!

I am personally interested as I asked for insurance through National Insurance (long association plus 50% NCB transfer) via my dealer and I am still awaiting the actual policy/premium breakup documents.

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Hi ItWasntMe,

I took the car loan from ICICI and the loan agent took the insurance for me (not the dealer). I gave cheque for insurance amount as specified in the dealer's rate sheet. I dont know if the dealer too is giving ICICI Lombard or a difference insurance. But the premium should be uniform across all insurance companies right?

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It has happenned to me with TATA AIG, the agent collected the premium amount from me via a cheque but then few days later I got a refund cheque with a covering letter "Refund due to excess premium charged". Although it was a few 100 Rs (Rs 300, if I remember correctly).

Its an agent fault not the company.

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I took the car loan from ICICI and the loan agent took the insurance for me (not the dealer). I gave cheque for insurance amount as specified in the dealer's rate sheet. I dont know if the dealer too is giving ICICI Lombard or a difference insurance. But the premium should be uniform across all insurance companies right?

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Its an agent fault not the company.
I am sorry, but how does it matter? We didn't recruit the agent, the company did
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I know, but "refund" is the best the company can do, although CS was bad in this particular case.

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I am sorry, but how does it matter? We didn't recruit the agent, the company did
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Nirmalts,

I had a similar experience with my Aveo purchase.

The dealer took a standard Rs. 22,120 from me as per his rate chart for the Aveo 1.4 Base. This amount was built into my OTR financing and they issued the exact amount to National Insurance.

When I collected the policy from National Insurance today, I found that the total premium (including service tax @12.36%) amounted to Rs. 17,900.

But NI also attached the cheque for the exact refund (22120-17900) with the policy! Looks like they are REALLY REALLY trying to compete with tghe private players with excellent customer service! I was really happy as was worried whether the dealer had taken some arbitrary amount. Still makes me wonder why the difference is so high!
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Please check the sum for which your car is insured. Often, the insured amount will be only 95% or 90% of the value of the new car.
The dealer may have calculated the insurance premium on the full value of car--hence the higher amount.
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