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Why choose our van insurance?

Post Office Van Insurance with comprehensive cover offers:

  • A 3-year guarantee on repairs carried out by our approved repairers

  • Fast, friendly, expert service through our 24/7 contact centre

  • The same level of cover on EU trips of up to 30 days during a period of insurance as you get here in the UK

  • A mirrored no claims discount. We may be able to discount your premium based on no claims you’re still using on another vehicle

  • Windscreen cover with no excess for repairs when using our approved repairers

More about our cover

We cover most vehicles designed to carry goods, tools or supplies, up to a gross weight of 3.5 tonnes (3,500kg). We can’t cover those that carry passengers, such as buses or minibuses, or are used as plant or machinery.

Conditions and exclusions may apply to your van insurance and any optional cover you buy. Check the policy documents for details and any excesses that apply.

Van insurance optional extras

Create the cover package that suits you. Add these van insurance options for an extra charge. Limits and exclusions may apply. Check the policy documents for details.

RAC breakdown cover(1)

Get assistance by the road or at home. If roadside repair’s not possible, we also provide recovery, onward travel assistance and a 24/7 helpline

Tools and van contents cover(2)

We’ll cover your van’s contents when it’s locked up inside or being unloaded. Choose from £1,000 to £7,500 of cover, for business and personal use

Motor legal protection(3)

Recover uninsured losses and up to £100,000 in legal expenses. Claim compensation if you’re injured, killed or can’t use your van due to an accident that isn’t your fault. Or claim for policy excess and van repairs if an accident isn't your fault or you don't have comprehensive insurance

Keycare cover(4)

Access a 24-hour helpline and get up to £1,000 of cover a year to replace lost or stolen keys or reprogramme immobilisers. Plus, we’ll give you £40 a day towards car hire for up to three days

Van insurance cover levels

We offer a choice of cover levels. Here’s a summary of their features and the cover they provide

Ready to get a quote?

Let’s find the cover package that’s right for you. Get a quote for Post Office Van Insurance or retrieve a quote you’ve started

Some common van insurance questions

  • You can find out if your van is insured on the MID database. It's free to check your own vehicle registration number. But it’s important to note it can take up to 10 days for a vehicle to appear after you’ve taken out insurance

  • We’ll only give a no claims discount to the actual policyholder. But, if you've been claim free, we may be able to give you some type of introductory discount. To find out more, please contact our team on 0345 0073 102.

  • If you choose to pay in monthly instalments, you'll be charged the APR % stated in your credit agreement. This means you’ll pay more than you’d pay through an annual lump sum arrangement.

  • You’ll receive a renewal notice 28 days before your renewal date. This will give you instructions about any actions you may need to take.

  • It means your policy will renew automatically when it comes up for renewal each year. It’s a stress-free way of staying insured. We’ll send a reminder 28 days before your renewal date. You can then check the details and make sure you’re happy to go ahead.

    If you change your mind, opting out of automatic renewals is easy. Go into your account or call the customer service team on 0345 073 1002 to make the change.

  • The insurance for your car is based on its registration number. Unless the certificate of insurance permits you to drive a van as well, you can't drive your van on your car insurance. Our Driving Other Cars (DOC) cover doesn't extend to a van.

  • To cancel your cover please call us on 0345 073 1002. There may be charges or fees to pay to cancel before or after the 14-day cooling-off period. Check your policy document for full details.

  • Yes, if you have comprehensive Post Office Van Insurance for your commercial van.

    We’ll cover any cross-border journeys you take to provide humanitarian aid within the Green Card Free Circulation Area (GCFCA), which comprises:

    • All 30 European Economic Areas (EEA) countries
    • The UK
    • Andorra
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Montenegro
    • Serbia
    • Switzerland

    You don’t need to contact us to change your policy unless you need extra cover or plan to leave GCFCA countries.

  • Yes, we're here to help. We know many things can impact people's livelihoods and cause financial hardship. If you think you'll be unable to keep making regular policy payments, please contact us as soon as possible on 0345 073 1002. Our opening hours are Monday-Saturday, 8am – 6pm.

    We have specialists who can discuss your circumstances and agree on how we can help with your financial situation. We may be able to help in several ways. For instance, moving your payment dates. Agreeing partial payments or payment holidays in the short term. Or removing any fees applied to your policy.

    Please contact us before you miss a payment. But please don’t cancel payments or direct debits as this can leave you uninsured. We'll help you find a solution before you're in a situation where you can't pay.

Need some help?

To get a quote by phone

Call us on: 0330 018 3793*

Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday and bank holidays 10am - 4pm

Van Insurance help and support

To make a claim, register, manage or renew your policy, find answers to common questions or contact us:

Visit our Van Insurance support page

*Call charges

0330 & 0345: Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calling a standard UK number starting with 01 or 02 from your fixed line or mobile and may be included in your call package. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training and compliance purposes.

About our van insurance

Post Office® Van Insurance is arranged and administered by BISL Limited. BISL Limited arranges policies from a panel of insurers, details are available upon request from BISL Limited.

Post Office Limited is an appointed representative of Post Office Management Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 630318. Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited are registered in England and Wales. Registered numbers 2154540 and 08459718 respectively. Registered Office: 100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7ER. Post Office and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.

BISL Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 308896. BISL Limited is registered in England. Registered number 3231094. Registered Office: Fusion House, Katharine Way, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 8BG.

The above details can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting the Financial Conduct Authority website and searching by Firm Reference Number (FRN).


(1)Breakdown cover is provided by RAC Motoring Services.

(2) Motor Legal Protection is underwritten by RAC Insurance Ltd.

(3) Tools and Van Contents cover is administered by AXA Insurance.

(4) Keycare cover is administered by Keycare and underwritten by Ageas.