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Nearly half put their Christmas shopping at risk in the car

With shoppers set to spend nearly £700 in total on Christmas this year - £100 more than last year - M&S Bank is encouraging motorists to check their car insurance before heading out Christmas shopping, ensuring the gifts they’ve purchased aren’t at risk from opportunistic thieves this festive season.

Financing a business vehicle: Should you lease or buy?

There are many lines of work where having a car is essential. Whether it’s travelling to meet clients or to get to a job, or simply having a car to get to and from the office – without a business vehicle, many of us would be at a loss.

Insurance premium tax costing young drivers £165 a year

Young drivers are being disproportionately punished by the high level of insurance premium tax (IPT), making the cost of getting on road prohibitive to many 17 – 24-year olds, according to new research by comparethemarket.com.

Getting a grip on grey fleets

When businesses require employees to be on the roads in order to conduct their work, there is a chance that they will be responsible for grey fleet drivers.

Co-op Insurance trials UK’s first car insurance Chatbot

Co-op Insurance is trialling the UK’s first ever car insurance Chatbot.

Over 50s specialist SunLife launches car insurance

Over 50s specialist, SunLife, has launched a new car insurance service which will be available through their website, aggregators and telephone channels.

The cost of fame: entertainers and sportspeople pay highest car insurance premiums

New data from comparethemarket.com has revealed how the cost of a year’s car insurance could increase by nearly double, based solely on a chosen career path, with entertainers and sportspeople topping a new league table for the highest costs.

Motorists urged to drive safely abroad this summer as car insurer sees huge rise in claims

British motorists who drive their cars abroad are being urged take care, as Admiral reveals the number of overseas insurance claims it has dealt with has risen 160% in the last five years.

More than half of parents consider ‘fronting’ to reduce children’s car insurance premiums

New research from Gocompare.com Car Insurance has found that more than half (54%) of parents of young drivers have ‘fronted’, or would consider ‘fronting’, a car insurance policy for their children in order to get them lower car insurance premiums.

Co-op Young Driver Insurance has rewarded policyholders over £11.8m since it launched in 2011

Since it launched in 2011, Co-op Insurance has given back over £11.8m to its Young Driver policyholders for driving well over the average policy lifetime.

Insurance company says no? How to challenge a car insurance write off

The Financial Ombudsman regularly deals with complaints from people who believe that their insurer has not properly valued their car after it has been damaged to the extent that its insurer decides it is a ‘write-off’ and uneconomical to repair.

Car premiums jump £35 over three months

Quotes for car insurance jumped by 5.8% over the last quarter of 2016 according to the AA’s latest benchmark British Insurance Premium Index.

Drivers burn £1.5 billion a year paying monthly for car insurance

Drivers who pay for their car insurance monthly could save £73 a year, or £1.5bn collectively, by switching to a one-off annual payment, new insight by MoneySuperMarket reveals.

How to beat rising car insurance premiums

According to the latest data from the Association of British Insurers, the average comprehensive car insurance premium currently stands at £434 – a 10% increase on the same period last year.

Slash the cost of your car insurance with these seven secret industry tricks

With new car registrations soon rolling off forecourts and renewal season in full swing, Gocompare.com Car Insurance is pulling back the curtain to unveil the seven easy ways customers can cut the cost of their cover.