Gap insurance (also known as ‘Guaranteed Asset Protection’) helps to bridge the payment gap between the settlement amount from your motor insurer and the original purchase price of your car, or the outstanding finance.
If your car is written off, or stolen and not recovered, your motor insurer will settle your claim based on the current market value of your vehicle - which could be substantially less than you paid for it.
SEAT Gap Insurance helps to alleviate the additional worry of finding the money to purchase a replacement SEAT.
There are several options to choose from, speak with your local dealer to arrange SEAT Gap Insurance that is right for you.
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Return to invoice price
Pays the difference between the original purchase price of your SEAT and the total loss settlement paid to you by your motor insurer.
Pays the difference between any outstanding finance (excluding any arrears) on your SEAT and the settlement paid to you by your motor insurer.
Return to invoice price and outstanding finance
Combines the advantages of return to invoice price and outstanding finance. Paying the difference between the total loss settlement paid by the motor insurer and the original purchase price or the amount required to settle the finance agreement, whichever is greater.
For vehicles financed on a contract hire agreement, lease charges pays the difference between the motor insurance payout and the amount required to settle the agreement.
The original purchase price includes all factory fitted accessories and any discount given but excludes SEAT dealer fitted extras or accessories, road fund licence, new vehicle registration fee, fuel, paintwork and/or upholstery protection kits, insurance premiums, warranty premiums and any such associated costs and any negative equity.
How does GAP insurance work?
If, for example, you purchase a vehicle for £15,000 and it is written off after 15 months, your motor insurer may only pay out the current market value which might be £11,000. To replace your SEAT with another model worth £15,000 you would need to find £4,000. However, with our return to invoice price cover we could pay you the missing £4,000. With our outstanding finance product the GAP insurance payment would only be sufficient to cover any charges (up to a maximum of £10,000) that would need to be paid in order to fully settle your finance agreement.
SEAT Financial Services is a trading name of Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Limited ("VWFS UK"), registered in England and Wales with company number 2835230. Registered office: Brunswick Court, Yeomans Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes MK14 5LR. Financial and consumer credit services are provided by VWFS UK. VWFS UK is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), registration number 311988. Authorisation details can be checked on the FCA's register at www.fca.org.uk or by contacting the FCA on 0800 111 6768.
SEAT Gap Insurance from SEAT Financial services is underwritten by MAPFRE Asistencia Compañìa Internacional de Seguros y Reaseguros Sociedad Anonima (“MAPFRE”) authorised by Dirección General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) and Prudential Regulation Authority No. 203041. Details about the extent of their regulation by the FCA and Prudential Regulation Authority are available on request. MAPFRE is incorporated and registered in the Kingdom of Spain and registered as a foreign company in the United Kingdom with company number FC021974, acting through its UK branch with branch number BR008042 and whose principal office is at Alpha House, 5th Floor, 24A Lime Street, London EC3M 7HS.
SEAT Gap Insurance is administered by Abraxas Insurance Administration Services Limited who acts on behalf of the Insurer. Registered in England and Wales No. 02928787. Registered Office: One Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0SX.
VWFS UK and Abraxas Insurance Administration Services Limited are authorised and regulated by the FCA. Authorisation details can be checked on the Financial Services register at www.fca.org.uk/firms/systems-reporting/register or by calling 0800 111 6768. VWFS UK is not part of the same corporate group as MAPFRE and Abraxas Insurance Administration Service Limited.