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Direct Line launches Guaranteed Hire Car cover as standard

Direct Line Car Insurance has launched its Guaranteed Hire Car cover as standard within its comprehensive car insurance policy, meaning all existing and new customers are entitled to a new standard hatchback sized vehicle from a hire car company.

Police seize 27,688 cars because they aren’t insured

New analysis by Churchill Car Insurance reveals at least 27,688 cars have been seized by UK police forces in 2015 because the vehicle was uninsured.

Auto-renewal trap could cost 5.8m motorists up to £1.2bn a year

As peak insurance renewal season approaches – research reveals that 18% of drivers allow their car insurance to auto-renew without checking other quotes.

Drivers need to be uber careful before charging for lifts

Drivers offering lift-shares are only permitted to ask passengers for a contribution towards fuel and other running costs.

Top 10 tips for cutting the cost of car insurance

There are many factors that affect your car insurance that you can’t easily control, such as your age, years of driving experience, job, and where you live.

Car insurance premiums up eight per cent year-on-year

Car insurance premiums rose by eight per cent in May, compared to May 2014, according to analysis of 1.9 million quotes by MoneySuperMarket.

Organised fraud up 28% as gangs continue to exploit “cash for crash”

Aviva detected over 14,000 fraudulent claims worth £95 million in 2014 – equivalent to 39 fraudulent claims worth an average of £260,000 every day.

Motorists overspend £1 billion a year by paying for car insurance by monthly installments

Motorists who pay for their car insurance monthly could save £62 each – or £992 million collectively as a nation – by switching to an annual payment, according to research by MoneySuperMarket.com.

Jeremy and Richard give driving a bad name

MoneySuperMarket’s ‘Names with claims’ analysis of 11.3 million car insurance quotes run on the site, reveals the top 20 male and female names who make the most claims on their car insurance policies.

Motorists warned about uninsured modifications

Gocompare.com Car Insurance is warning drivers not to inadvertently invalidate their car insurance by not advising their insurer of any modifications they make to their vehicle.

Car insurance premiums fall again

There was good news for motorists as the average quoted premium for a typical annual comprehensive car insurance policy fell over the first three months of the year.

Relief for motorists as insurance prices remain static

Comprehensive car insurance premiums have held steady during the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index in association with Towers Watson.

The Co-operative Insurance saves young drivers £7.2m in their first year

The UK’s first major insurer to reward 17-24 year-olds for responsible driving, The Co-operative Insurance, has saved its young drivers more than £7.2 million in their first year of driving since launching the scheme in March 2011.

UK motorists overcharged as insurers play auto-renewal tricks

UK motorists are wasting £1.3 billion each year by staying loyal and allowing their car insurance to automatically renew, at the price of their insurer’s choosing.

True Brits top list of classic cars covered

True Brits top list of classic cars covered

Classic vehicle insurer, Ageas Insurance Limited, has unveiled the top ten classic cars it covers through Optima Classic Car, its specialist policy sold via brokers, created for enthusiasts and owners of cherished vehicles.