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Confused.com says car insurance premiums are soaring, as insurers try to deflect blame

Every year they meet in a darkened room before an iron brazier, wearing black cowls, carrying flaming torches: they are the car insurance illuminati and they are out to get you! This dastardly organisation, that sets the price of your premiums, includes Government ministers, repair shop owners, carmakers, cold callers and, of course, the worst of the lot, ambulance chasing ... Read More »

I cancelled my car insurance in the cooling-off period, but was still charged

I’d like to ask your views on insurers offering cooling-off periods if you change your mind, but still levying substantial charges if you do. I recently purchased car insurance from One Call Insurance. In my view the application process wasn’t great and when I received the certificate via email the next day, it was unreadable. When I complained I was ... Read More »

Car insurance in UK hits record high as tax rate on premiums increases

The average cost of car insurance will hit a record high as a higher rate of tax on premiums comes into effect, pushing up prices even further. According to comparison website comparethemarket.com, the average policy will reach £800 next month, a rise of 14% on a year earlier and £200 more than in June 2015. The rate of insurance premium ... Read More »

Car insurance premiums ‘jump by £110’

Drivers saw their car insurance premiums rise by an average of £110 in the last year, a comparison site says. More expensive repairs and recent government changes to injury payouts pushed up annual insurance costs by 16%, according to Confused.com. It found drivers paid on average £781 on comparison sites for a comprehensive policy in the year to March 2017. ... Read More »

Car insurance premiums at highest level ever, say insurers

Car insurance premiums have hit their highest recorded levels ever and rose at more than five times the rate of inflation during 2016, according to the Association of British Insurers. Increases to insurance premium tax, increased repair costs and the rising costs of whiplash claims all conspired to send the average comprehensive policy to £462 in the last quarter. The ... Read More »

Insurance policies underwritten by Gable due to be cancelled – replace your car cover ASAP

If you’ve car insurance underwritten by Gable Insurance, you’ll need to arrange alternative cover before your policy is voided at the end of next week, following the company’s slide into liquidation. Liechtenstein-based Gable Insurance underwrites motor insurance, home insurance and liability insurance policies in the UK for firms that have included Sure Thing, Paragon and Towergate. Gable went into liquidation ... Read More »

Car insurance premium bills are at record highs but insurers don’t want us to know the real reason why

With figures showing car insurance premiums hitting their highest levels since since the Association of British Insurers started keeping records in 2012, it should come as no surprise that the trade body attempted to stomp into the General Election campaign. Like an old-school American evangelical preacher, puffed up with self righteousness, ABI assistance director Rob Cummings thundered that “whatever the outcome, ... Read More »

Drivers face £75/year car insurance hike due to compensation shake-up – check if you can save now

The cost of car insurance could jump by an average of £75/year following the Government’s decision to award larger compensation payments to people who have an accident and suffer life-changing injuries, insurance experts have warned. Young drivers are expected to be worst hit by the move to push up the price of personal injury claims, with industry experts predicting that ... Read More »