Category Archives: Car Insurance

Consumer watchdog demands cheaper car insurance

Car insurance companies are inflating repair and car hire costs that are adding up to £200 million a year to the cost of cover for drivers each year. An investigation by the Competition Commission revealed that insurers over-egg the no-fault claims … Continue reading

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Cheap black box car insurance woos young drivers

Black box in-car technology is gaining in popularity and nearly a fifth of all drivers are considering a switch when their car insurance comes up for renewal. Only 4% of drivers have the technology fitted, but the lure of cheaper … Continue reading

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Ghost car insurance costs innocent drivers millions

Ghost car insurance brokers are haunting drivers who believe they have found cheap cover for their vehicles. Insurers report dozens of attempts by fraudsters posing as insurance brokers try to arrange cut-price cover for drivers every day.

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Does raising an excess make insurance cheaper?

Increasing voluntary excesses when taking out home or car cover is a well-known way to make insurance cheaper. But the latest research throws doubt on whether offering to pay more out of your own pocket towards a claim is really … Continue reading

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Saftey Tips For Young Drivers

Young drivers may view themselves as unfairly maligned when it comes to road safety and accidents, and the truth is that most young people drive reasonably safely on the roads. But if you’re fairly new to the excitement of owning … Continue reading

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Stuff the Meerkat – Give drivers cheap car cover instead

Do all drivers find those special cut price car insurance offers and free gifts really annoying? What the Insurance Blogger wants to see is a simple, no-nonsense figure of how much car insurance costs for the year and what the company … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbour – Except If His Car Blocks You In

One of the biggest bugbears between neighbours is parking – responsible for one in three rows with the people living next door. The Insurance Blogger can relate to this as my office window looks out on to a quaint street … Continue reading

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Don’t get caught out by flash for cash scammers

Flash for cash sounds like something it really isn’t – but for motorists it’s a new scam from crooks out to claim a hefty car insurance settlement. The scam is simple – the crooks flash their headlights to beckon another … Continue reading

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Postcode lottery is yet another car insurance scam

Car insurers have noticed motorists are trying to keep down the cost of cover with a new trick. Because the cost of car cover is based on where the car is kept overnight, some drivers are filling in applications with … Continue reading

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Boastful drivers miss out on cheap car insurance

Motorists are a competitive bunch who often blur fact with fiction about the way they and other road users drive. More than three-quarters (78%) rate themselves as above average when behind the wheel, while a 22% boast they are ‘excellent’ … Continue reading

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