Motor Insurance

Motorists are being urged to compare car insurance to find a better deal

Motorists can get cheaper car insurance on new '62' plates

New research suggests that motorists can save up to £400 by comparing car insurance deals and switching to a different provider.

Helpful hints for Europe-bound drivers

Post Office offers top tips for driving in Europe

Thanks to the strong pound, driving in Europe will cost less this year in almost every motoring holiday destination, according to the Post Office.

AA offers Drive Smart tuition with new policy

AA offers free Drive Smart tuition to ‘black box’ motorists

Motorists who have signed up for the AA’s telematic or black box ‘pay how you drive’ insurance are to be offered free Drive Smart tuition.

Car insurance industry faces investigation

Car insurance market faces Competition Commission probe

The UK's car insurance market is to be investigated after a report found that distorted charges could be inflating premiums by £225 million a year.

AA announces 'uninsured driver promise'

AA customers to keep no-claims bonus if hit by uninsured driver

Motorists with AA car insurance will no longer lose their no-claims discount or excess following a crash involving an uninsured driver, it has been announced.

New van insurance from Tesco

Tesco launches van insurance

Tesco has introduced van insurance with three levels of cover – comprehensive, third party fire and theft (TPFT) and third party only (TPO).

Clampdown 'step in right direction'

Nine out of 10 people support crackdown on whiplash claims

Nine out of 10 Brits welcome the clampdown on car insurance claims for whiplash injuries, according to an online poll by comparison site

Shoparound index reveals car policy quotes dip

Cost of car insurance falling in 2012, Shoparound index shows

The average premium quoted for comprehensive car insurance fell by 1.1 per cent during the first three months of this year, according to data from the AA.

Insurers clamping down on drivers using handhelds

AA: Texting motorists risk insurance hike and loss of cover

Motorists caught using a handheld device to phone, text or email while driving can expect a hefty premium hike or have their cover withdrawn, the AA has warned.

The number of drivers between 17 and 20 years old driving uninsured has fallen by half since 2008

Young uninsured driver numbers fall by half since 2008

New research by the Motor Insurers Bureau reveals that the number of uninsured drivers has fallen significantly since 2008, particularly amongst those between 17 and 20 years of age.

Car insurance discount from Direct Line

Direct Line offers two months of free car insurance

Direct Line is offering UK motorists a discount worth two months' free car insurance on policy quotes until the end of May.

Five star honour for Hastings Direct

Hastings Direct car insurance given Defaqto 5 star rating

Car insurer Hastings Direct has received the top five star grading from Defaqto. The ratings system assesses the quality of financial products.

OFT launches investigation into car insurance claims

OFT launches investigation into car insurance claims

An investigation is to be carried out by the Office of Fair Trading into the car insurance market amid suspicions that independent firms are pushing up prices.

RAC sold to Carlyle Group for £1bn

Aviva sells RAC for £1bn windfall

The Carlyle Group is to buy the RAC brand from Aviva, which remains as the insurance underwriter for its motor and breakdown cover.

Motorists 'unhappy about rising fuel prices'

Motorists 'unhappy about rising fuel prices'

Drivers are changing their habits in order to lower costs amid the rising price of petrol and diesel.

Drivers urged to shop around for car insurance

New car insurance legislation prompts drivers to review cover

Motorists are planning to use the new Continuous Insurance Enforcement legislation as motivation to look around for better deals.

Motorists urged to check they are listed as insured

Motorists urged to check they are listed as insured

Drivers are being encouraged to check whether their vehicle is registered as being insured on the Motor Insurance Database (MID) by heading to a new website.

The Department for Transport's crackdown on uninsured cars begins in June

Uninsured cars crackdown due in June

The first warning letters to owners of uninsured cars are due to go out this summer as the Department for Transport starts its crackdown. offers young drivers money-saving tips

Young drivers offered money-saving insurance tips

Price comparison site has said there are a number of ways in which young drivers can save on car insurance.

Motor insurance 'will no longer base premiums on gender'

Gender 'not to factor in motor insurance premiums'

Car insurance premiums are set to change after a ruling that risk assessment based on gender will no longer be allowed.

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