Car insurance

Car insurance: are you being taken for a ride?

Paying a voluntary excess can reduce your premium – but not in all cases. Here’s what you need to know when you’re shopping around for a policy.

Made an insurance claim? Put the brakes on renewal price hikes

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | Article

We look into how making a car or home insurance claim can send premiums sky-high, and what you can do to cut costs

Car insurance premiums plummeting after whiplash law change

Thursday, 04 April 2019 | News

Car insurance premiums fell £100 between December 2018 and February this year after a new act was passed in December designed to tackle whiplash claims.

Car and home insurers face probe over fears loyal customers are being overcharged

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | News

The UK financial regulator is launching a study into how general insurance firms charge their customers for home and motor insurance over fears they are being overcharged for cover.

Navigate your way to the best breakdown deal

Friday, 26 October 2018 | Article

No one likes waiting for hours in their broken-down car for a mechanic to turn up. Here, we reveal what questions you should ask to get the best deal – and whether to pay all year round

The five surprising things your car insurance might cover - and three it probably won’t

Monday, 06 August 2018 | Blog | By Sarah Lewis

Drivers will almost certainly be familiar with the usual items car insurance covers – such as the cost of repairing or replacing parts after an accident or medical bills.

Renew car insurance three weeks early to get the best deal

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 | News

Timing is crucial if you want to get the best deal on your car insurance, according to new analysis.

Car insurance premiums falling

Thursday, 26 July 2018 | News

There’s a rare bit of good news for motorists as insurance premiums are falling, fuelled by anticipated legislation to help combat false whiplash claims and cut insurance payouts.

Crash for cash and fake whiplash claims drive increase in fraudulent insurance claims

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | News

Fraudulent insurance claims cost Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, £90 million last year; equivalent to £246,000 every day. The number of fraudulent claims it received also grew by 6.3% over the previous 12 months.

Pothole 'epidemic' leads to spike in insurance claims

Friday, 11 May 2018 | News

Drivers and their insurers are paying out at least £1 million a month in repair bills for cars damaged by potholes, according to research by the AA.

Crackdown on pricey insurance renewals launched

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

Insurance customers renewing policies in future may benefit from cheaper prices as the industry has promised to tackle the excessive premium differences that most insurers offer longstanding customers while new customers...