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Written by Michael Foote, founder of Quote Goat, has over 13 years experience working in the finance, insurance and currency sectors.

About Admiral

Admiral launched in 1993 as a specialist car insurance provider and is now one of the best-known brands in the insurance sector in the UK.

Over the years they have developed new products such as the multi car discount which launched in 2005 and “Little Box” the black box product that they launched in 2013.

They have been voted the best UK car insurance provider by consumers for four years running since 2014, so they must be doing something right.

According to their site, they gain a new customer every 12 seconds.

Fun Fact: Comments are often made on Twitter about Admiral’s selection of hold music ranging from Star Wars to Game of Thrones.

Customer Reviews

  • TrustPilot

To help you decide whether to you want to use Admiral we have collated reviews from multiple review customer review sites.

Trust Pilot

Admiral do not fare too well on TrustPilot with just 1 star out of 5 from 634 reviews at the time of writing. 56% of these reviews rated Admiral as “bad” with 27% rating Admiral as “excellent”

Telling a slightly different story, Admiral were rated 3.38 of out 5 from 657 reviews, quite a difference from the above, with 58% of reviewers saying they would recommend Admiral. 41% of the reviews gave Admiral 5 out of 5 stars which is more consistent with them winning the best car insurance provider award for the last 4 years.


Unfortunately they do not offer reviews via Facebook. However it is worth noting that they usually reply to Facebook messages within hours which can be of help if you prefer to contact companies via social media.

Expert Reviews and Awards

Defaqto rated Admiral 4 stars out of 5 for their Little Box, Multicar and Motor Insurance products in 2017

Information about their insurance policies

Admiral’s site claims that their cheapest car insurance policy starts from as little as £242 (between 1st March and 31st August 2017 with 10% of customer paying that amount or less).

As well as their standard car insurance product they have also launched a multi-cover discount for customers who purchase both car and home insurance through them.

Our Verdict

It’s interesting to see the disparity between customers reviews on 3rd party review sites and the awards that Admiral has won for the past four years having been voted best car insurance provider by consumers.

When we called Admiral they answered the phone very quickly which bodes well for customers needing to speak with their service team.

To see how Admiral fares in terms of price against other providers, get a quote by clicking the quote button below.

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