I am a named driver on my husband’s car insurance. He is considering giving up driving, therefore I will need to take out insurance under my name. He has over nine years of no claims.
Is there an insurance company that may look at myself being able to transfer the no-claims bonus over?
Unfortunately, although you may have driven for years without accidents or claims as a named driver, it’s unlikely that insurers will give you the benefit of your husband’s no-claims discount (NCD) when you take over as the only driver. That’s because NCDs are built up by the individual, usually the policyholder, and not the named additional drivers.
In these circumstances I would suggest that you speak to your existing insurer about what provision they may be prepared to make for you to become the policyholder and primary driver at renewal. If you and your husband have been customers for some time with a history of safe driving, the insurers may award you some NCD on a discretionary basis.
However, even if the existing insurers do give you some NCD if you remain with them, you should still compare the premiums you may be offered by other insurers if you were to switch at renewal. Even without an NCD you may find that you’re offered competitive premiums by a different insurer as a new customer with a good driving history.
Matt Oliver is a car insurance expert at GoCompare
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