Do you remember back in the summer me talking about Simples, the new online insurance tool from Compare the Market?
No, I didn’t think you would. Honestly, it’s like you’re not even paying attention.
The product is still in beta, but it’s had quite a few updates since the summer, so I wanted just to remind you about it and let you know how to sign up, if you haven’t already. (Which I’m sure you did the moment you finished reading my first post?)
What is Simples?
Simples is a bit like a smart online filing cabinet. It’s somewhere to store all of your insurance documents so that you can be reminded when they are due for renewal and easily access key policy information. If you’re anything like me, you just sign up for the second cheapest (my life philosophy) and then totally forget how much you paid, what you’re insured for and where you put the documents.
You have the option to set reminders so that you remember to get quotes when your policies are coming up for renewal, plus you can text Simples with any straightforward questions you might have if for any reason you don’t have access to the site or need a super quick response.
So what’s new?
Simples has added quite a few new features since I last reviewed it, which now makes it even simpler to use, with more support for different types of insurance product. This was one of the points raised by the bloggers who got together in the summer – we were keen to see more types of insurance included.
The upload process is even simpler too and just in case you get stuck, there’s now a handy how to video to help you.
When I first tried out Simples, there were a few glitches as it was in the very early stages of development. Six months down the line and everything is looking much cleaner and tidier. The welcome page, dashboard and policy details pages have all been updated and when I uploaded my most recent documents it pulled all of the key information through perfectly, without any errors.
Once everything is uploaded, you’ve got yourself a dashboard, letting you know key policy information and renewal dates. (The MOT information pulls in automatically when you upload car insurance information, which is really handy.)
Click on any individual policy and you’ll find your full policy documents, available to read or download.
How to sign up for Simples
It’s simples! (Sorry.)
- Visit simples.uk.com
- Sign up for Simples with your Comparethemarket.com login
- Add a car, travel and/or home insurance policy
- Use the SMS chat widget to speak to and ask questions of your policy