car insurance

Why car insurance should go hand in hand with your car loan

Beyond Bank offers a great range of car loans for your next automotive purchase. Whatever your financial situation, we have something that will suit your needs. Because buying a car can be a pretty big investment – and owning a car comes with its own risks – you should consider car insurance when you get a loan.

Accidents and collisions

Most people would rightly consider themselves to be safe, responsible drivers who adhere to the rules of the road and maintain a level of consideration for others. Unfortunately, not everyone follows suit and of course, accidents do happen. Maybe it was a rainy night, or perhaps someone else on the road was driving erratically.

If you’re the one deemed to be at fault and there are damages to other person’s vehicle, you could be liable for their repairs. Picture this: you’re driving to work when all of a sudden the Rolls-Royce Phantom in front of you slams on the brakes. You can’t stop in time and end up colliding, leaving some nasty dents in what you’re about to find out is a million dollar car. In this situation, you may be at fault for not allowing enough space between you and the car in front.

So how much is it going to cost you to pay for the repairs to the Rolls? $1,000? $10,000? $100,000? You’re probably not wanting to think about that cost, and therein lies the reason for a car insurance policy. Even the most basic insurance policy through Beyond Bank offers third-party property damage, meaning if your claim is accepted, the cost of repairs to the Rolls Royce will be covered under your policy1.

Fauna, fire and flood

Colliding with another car isn’t the only way your vehicle can incur damages. Animal crashes account for a reported 5-6 per cent of accidents on Aussie roads, according to a paper published by Queensland’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety2.

Wild animals aren’t the only danger either; your car is also subject to the risks of fire, flood and vandalism. These potential events are relatively unpredictable and it’s difficult to gauge how they might affect you, but why take the risk? Ccomprehensive car insurance purchased through Beyond Bank may cover these circumstances (and many others) should you be unlucky enough to experience them.

We offer several options for car insurance that you should check out before you begin your car loan application. For more information about car finance contact our team today.

Beyond Bank Australia, a trading name of Community CPS Australia Ltd ABN 15 087 651 143, AFSL / Australian Credit Licence 237856 arranges this insurance as an agent for the insurer Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850, AFSL 234708. We do not provide any advice based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Before making a decision, please consider the Product Disclosure Statement available from the Beyond Bank Australia website. If you purchase this insurance, Beyond Bank Australia will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. We may also receive a profit share payment based on the profitability of our insurance portfolio. Further details are contained in our Financial Services Guide which is available at  Ask us for more details before we provide you with the services.

1Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply under the policy.

2Road crashes involving animals in Australia