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WORST Service ever.

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by DISGUSTED Jun 11, 2019
...After receiving the most insulting letter to see if I "qualify" for my Auto Insurance after years and years of being a client, Home, Auto Mortgages, Investments, RSP's etc. Not a single late or missed payment. One hail damage claim only in ALL the years my family and I have been with Royal Bank, I along with many others get this extremely unprofessional and impersonal letter. I started March 1st trying to cancel my insurances, I have spent 5 phone calls for a total of over 4 hours on hold, I have gone to the Royal bank branch to try and get assistance spent 35 min in the branch, was given a 1800 phone number to the Insurance office, which we called from within the Royal Bank branch, we received a voice mail and was promised a phone call return within 45 min. It's now 7 days later! Then I was given a phone number to Royal Bank Insurance office on Jasper Ave Edmonton, which when called stated the number was "Out of Service" So once again I phone Royal Bank insurance, Back to sitting on hold. I FINALLY got through to a person! I asked to cancel my insurance, to be told there will be a cancellation fee since I did not do it prior to renewal even though they could see that I had started this process March 1st, it's now June! So I request a cancellation today I am told there will be a cancellation fee even though it was out of my control because I could not get through to cancel prior to renewal. I am so unbelievably disgusted at this point I don't care I will pay the 47.00 cancellation fee only to be told I have to go to a Royal bank Insurance" office" in order to pay it. The Royal Bank can not collect the fee unless I pay it by Visa. The Royal Bank cannot take it out of my Royal Bank account. I have to go to an insurance office on the other side of the city... If I don't pay it either on my visa or go to the Insurance office, then it goes to the collection, that's what I am told... After 40years with the Royal Bank, this is the service they provide! I am, however, benefiting in the end because I saved $1305.00 per year on my home and Auto Insurance. My Business accounts, my personal accounts, my family's accounts and investments will all be moving from this Financial Institution. My advice is to seek Your Insurance business elsewhere you will save a great deal of money and receive respectful customer service...
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RBC/Aviva terrible service

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Upset Apr 14, 2019
...I received the 5-page form by registered mail to renew my auto insurance with Aviva. I’ve been with RBC insurance for 19 years. I have one month to return the form. After reading comments on this forum, I called RBC and spent over an hour filling form, so as to avoid problems. Who knows what algorithm triggered this? This is an awful way to do business. I called a broker and provided them with the same information for a quote. I’ve had it with dealing with an insurance company that treats me so shabbily. I called them last fall to get a quote on a new trailer. I wanted to sell my existing one and buy a new one. In mid-policy, they cancelled my trailer insurance while I was on the phone. I got it back, but it took hours on the phone. I promptly sold my trailer and did not replace it. I find that Aviva is very fickle and unpredictable. I’m hoping that the broker comes up with something reasonable. I would like to never need to deal directly with insurance companies again...
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Not renewing my car policy

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Dadara Apr 03, 2019
...Stay away from Aviva. Terrible experience. Been insured with RBC for 10+ years never had any problems. Since they merged with Aviva been horrible. This year got 5 pages long application to fill out by certain date and been told if they don't receive by the due date my insurance wouldn't be renewed. Sent all the documents on time and still got mail back telling that they won't renew my policy because I didn't send documents on time. Called them and when they realized it wasn't my mistake they were trying to find another excuse not to renew and they said to me even if you send all the documents on time we can't renew because some info is missing. The real reason for not renewing our policy is the at fault accident that I had in November 2018 and as soon as you make a claim they are trying to get rid of you. We do have accidents forgiveness for the first time as they said but that is a real lie. Never heard from anyone that insurance won't renew your policy because not filling the application properly. This is just a stupid excuse that they use. First of all, I have never done this before usually, broker fill all the necessary info so if I didn't do it properly they should offer some help because I'm not the broker and this shouldn't be the reason for not renewing my policy. Please do not go with them if you need any kind of insurance they are horrible awful customer care, not getting anything for being a loyal customer it is disaster. So rude, instead of trying to keep you as a customer they are telling me to look elsewhere for insurance. Rbc you made the biggest mistake for selling your company to Aviva. They are not professional insurance company. Terrible I will advise anyone that I know to stay away from them and hopefully, they will be out of business soon. I would rate them 0 stars. They shouldn't exist at all...
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(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Kirby Mar 19, 2019
...One of the many caught in the Aviva Alberta Exodus. Not prepared to go through the hoops they have demanded for renewal, nor switch from monthly to annual upfront payment on less than a month's notice, nor risk them denying me insurance for missing an item on their form if not filled in to their satisfaction. Would require me being on hold with them yet again to get data that only they have as it was never released to me anyways! In calling around for quotes, other providers have confirmed that Aviva started with low rates then realized the claims rate in AB and are getting out. Have landed at The Personal for a similar rate...
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