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....Increases in payouts to victims of car crashes and botched operations are to be scaled back after a furious backlash by the insurance industry against Ministry of Justice plans. In a significant U-turn by ministers, changes to the so-called “Ogden rate” used to calculate compensation payouts are to be revised, after insurers said they would inflate car insurance premiums by hundreds of pounds. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... That seems reasonable, especially if, as the government suggests, the new calculation produces a suitably conservative figure between 0% and 1%. The insurance companies, when they’ve stopped celebrating, should tell us by how much car insurance premiums will fall. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“The boom in extensions and people attempting to fix their own plumbing problems are two of these factors. “The home insurance market is very competitive so it is unlikely prices will rise as quickly as in the car insurance market unless bad weather claims increase. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:01:23 PM
.... That seems reasonable, especially if, as the government suggests, the new calculation produces a suitably conservative figure between 0% and 1%. The insurance companies, when they’ve stopped celebrating, should tell us by how much car insurance premiums will fall. ...
UK insurance payouts to shrink after U-turn on lump sum formula image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 05:13:47 PM
....Increases in payouts to victims of car crashes and botched operations are to be scaled back after a furious backlash by the insurance industry against Ministry of Justice plans. In a significant U-turn by ministers, changes to the so-called “Ogden rate” used to calculate compensation payouts are to be revised, after insurers said they would inflate car insurance premiums by hundreds of pounds. ...
Rising car insurance – The five minute guide image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 02:34:00 PM
....Worryingly, the number of uninsured motorists on UK roads has started to accelerate again, increasing the danger to every driver. Motoring experts blame the recent surge in car insurance premiums, which have been fuelled by a string of Government tax hikes, and have made cover unaffordable for the young in particular. ...
Home insurance: Average prices for UK households 'rising at fastest rate for three years' image
....“The boom in extensions and people attempting to fix their own plumbing problems are two of these factors. “The home insurance market is very competitive so it is unlikely prices will rise as quickly as in the car insurance market unless bad weather claims increase. ...
Identity fraud reaching epidemic levels, new figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 11:01:34 PM
....Identity theft has reached epidemic levels in the UK, with incidents of this type of fraud running at almost 500 a day, according to the latest figures. During the first six months of this year there were a record 89,000 cases of identity fraud, which typically involves criminals pretending to be an individual in order to steal their money, buy items or take out a loan or car insurance in their name. ...
Beware Admiral’s policy when it comes to speed awareness courses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:59:04 AM
. In a search for car insurance I called Admiral. ...
Petrol and diesel ban: Can we afford the electric car revolution? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Research from CompareTheMarket. com shows that the average car insurance premium is now £740, but that rises to £1,070 for electric vehicles. ...
Cost of UK car insurance leaps 11% to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 11:01:03 PM
. The cost of car insurance has soared by 11%, nearly four times the rate of inflation, over the past year, taking the cost of motor cover to a record high. ...
As car insurance costs rise, the over-65s are urged to switch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
. With many drivers seeing big increases in the cost of their car insurance, it’s never been more important to shop around, particularly when they get older. ...
Getting divorced? Beware your RAC car insurance premium going up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:20 AM
. My RAC car insurance policy, underwritten by Co-op Insurance, was renewed at the beginning of May for £581. ...
UK car insurers saw losses of £3.5bn in 2016 due to new compensation rules image
....3m. UK car insurance rates hit record highs between January and March, totalling £462bn, according to the Association of British Insurers. ...
Fighting Petplan tooth and claw over our cat’s claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... We feel such idiots trusting these people. If it was car insurance, a claim on a no-fault accident could be declined because your service record did not show that the ashtrays had been emptied! Even the vet was surprised at the grounds for refusal. ...
Car insurance in UK hits record high as tax rate on premiums increases image
. The average cost of car insurance will hit a record high as a higher rate of tax on premiums comes into effect, pushing up prices even further. ...
Nationwide profits drop 18% as it shields savers from interest rate cuts image
....The Co-op Bank has put itself up for sale and the City is awaiting an update on whether its bondholders and shareholders will put in more cash to help bolster its financial position. Garner is pulling out of selling car insurance and commercial property lending. ...
Nationwide profits hit by low interest rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:20:53 AM
....". Mr Garner also revealed that Nationwide will stop offering car insurance to new customers from next month, will wind down its commercial lending business and will stop offering inheritance planning advice. ...
Score the best mortgage deals, plus the facts about the pensions triple lock image
....A mountain to climb to get Everest to resolve our window issue. I cancelled my car insurance in the cooling-off period, but was still charged. ...
$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee image
....I earned around $2,000 a month after putting in a lot of hours and snatching up overtime whenever it was offered, working 11 days in a row or taking long shifts. After paying $475 for rent, $193 a month on my car, $75 per month for car insurance, utilities, phone, basic cable, food, minimum payments on my credit card debt that were over $100, taxes (single working people making over the poverty level usually do not get any tax deductions), and $230 a month for health insurance, I had little left over. ...
I cancelled my car insurance in the cooling-off period, but was still charged image
....I’d like to ask your views on insurers offering cooling-off periods if you change your mind, but still levying substantial charges if you do. I recently purchased car insurance from One Call Insurance. ...
Don't change insurer regularly? It could be costing you more than £1,400 image
. Households that fail to move their home and car insurance regularly are overcharged by more than £1,400 a decade, according to new research. ...
Bank of Mum and Dad is a major financial player - but could it be about to go bust? image
.... . Matt Sanders, financial expert at GoCompare Money, says more young adults need help as wages stagnate while the cost of necessities such as rent, energy bills and car insurance continues to rise: “Those at the start of their careers have to make their money stretch a lot further than they did in previous years. ...
Billions wasted on home and car insurance as people fail to shop around, says new research image
....Separate figures from GoCompare. com suggest they could be wasting £286 on car insurance by neglecting to check the market for a better quote. ...
Warranty work on my VW’s audio system turned into an £1,800 accident repair bill image
.... If it had told me this at the start I would have done so, but I instead relied on the advice it gave me. The final straw is that Bell has just told me it will not renew my policy on the basis that I no longer meet its underwriting criteria – meaning that my car insurance is set to double. ...
Whiplash: the myth that funds a £20bn gravy train image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
....Yet the victims of whiplash receive £2bn a year in payouts, a fair chunk of which goes to personal injury lawyers. That’s £20bn over the past decade, paid for out of galloping increases in car insurance premiums. ...
Swinton insurance cuts 900 jobs as customers switch to online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:06:32 PM
....”. The business began in 1957 when Ken Scowcroft sold his first car insurance policy for £5 in Swinton near Manchester. ...
Car insurance model will not help energy market, says charity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 02:52:40 PM
. An energy company’s proposal to scrap default electricity and gas deals in favour of car insurance-style annual renewals could amount to a rebranding exercise and not help billpayers, a consumer group has said. ...
Five Minute Guide to: Ensuring your car cover is valid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Even innocent errors could backfire, so it pays to take a second look at your policy to make sure your insurer has all the right information. An astonishing 84 per cent of British drivers admit to telling little white lies when taking out car insurance, according to a survey of more than 2,500 Britons from VoucherCodesPro. ...
Average UK car insurance premiums up 8% in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:54:53 AM
. Higher taxes and whiplash claims have pushed the average car insurance premium up by 8% over the last year, adding £34 to the average annual cost for drivers, according to the Association of British Insurers. ...
Car insurance premiums jumped by 8% in past year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:06:56 PM
. The average car insurance premium rose by 8% in the past year to £462, says the Association of British Insurers. ...
Car insurance premiums 'jump by £110' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:09:14 PM
. Drivers saw their car insurance premiums rise by an average of £110 in the last year, a comparison site says. ...
Taking the easy option with car insurance renewal can be costly image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” . Switching is even important as car insurance premiums accelerate, driven up by costly hikes in insurance premium tax brought in by Chancellor Philip Hammond and his predecessor George Osborne, with the next coming in June. ...
NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules image
....The Office for Budget Responsibility said the government would be setting aside an extra £1. 2bn a year to meet the expected costs to the public sector – and it would push up car insurance premiums by about 10%. ...
MPs debate £1,200 cap on insurance costs for young drivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:01:54 PM
. MPs are debating whether car insurance costs for young people between the ages of 18 and 25 should be capped at £1,200 a year. ...
Government finances face near-£6bn hit over changes to personal injury payouts image
....The Office for Budget Responsibility said the government was now setting aside an extra £1. 2bn a year to meet the expected costs to the public sector – and it would push up car insurance premiums by around 10% . ...
Direct Line says insurance payout change has cost it £217m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:13:16 AM
....As a result, Direct Line said profits for 2016 had fallen 30% to £353m. However, it said it had seen strong growth in home and car insurance. ...
Young drivers to bear the brunt as car insurance costs continue to rise image
....While the average motorist is expected to see hikes of between £50 and £75 on their comprehensive policy, younger drivers could soon see theirs rise by up to £1,000 – bringing the average premium to well over £2,000 in some instances. All of this at a time when car insurance costs have hit their highest ever recorded levels. ...
Car insurance: Chancellor moves to ease insurers' fears image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:11:23 PM
....Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the government would "urgently" consult on future changes to compensation rates for victims of car accidents. Insurers have warned that car insurance premiums could "soar" due to a new government formula for calculating personal injury payments. ...
NHS faces £1bn annual bill after 'reckless' change to injury payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 10:45:09 AM
. A “reckless” government-ordered change to the way awards are calculated for car crash injuries or botched medical operations will add up to £75 car insurance premiums, and land the NHS with an additional annual £1bn bill, the insurance industry has warned. ...
Insurance premiums 'set to soar' after compensation changes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:21:10 AM
. Average car insurance premiums could increase by up to £75 a year as a result of a government ruling, industry experts have said. ...
Pay-as-you-go car insurance – perfect for the low-mileage driver? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
. Millions of people buy their mobile phone service on a pay-as-you-go contract – and now we are being offered car insurance in the same way, paying just for the miles we drive. ...
Guarantee minimum wage for gig economy workers, says Frank Field image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....The proposed national minimum standard would avoid the need for employment tribunals and HM Revenue and Customs to determine whether people are genuinely self-employed and would instead automatically extend employment rights to all gig economy workers. The rights would include: a guarantee of an income no lower than the national minimum wage after taking into account costs such as petrol and car insurance; a ban on sweated labour, involving self-employed people working dangerously long hours to earn a basic living; the right for working people to challenge intimidating employment practices; four weeks’ notice before working patterns are changed or work is withdrawn; and transparency about how companies calculate payments to working people. ...
Don’t throw your money on home emergency and key cover insurance – Patrick Collinson image
....Home emergency might be good value at £10-£20 as an add-on to your home policy, but not £70. Key cover, rather than £10-£20, should be £1-£2 extra on your car insurance. ...
EU’s gender ruling on car insurance has made inequality worse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 06:59:19 AM
. In December 2012 the EU introduced controversial new rules insisting that car insurance companies no longer discriminate on the basis of gender. ...
Men 'pay £101 more' for car insurance than women image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:00:47 AM
. Male motorists typically pay £101 more a year for their car insurance than women, a comparison site has suggested. ...
Happy new year? 2017 rings in more commuter misery and higher bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 06:59:18 AM
....The announcement followed a rise in wholesale energy prices, which are up by about a third since last spring. It is expected that car insurance will rise from June as insurers pass on higher costs, and the rise in the insurance premium tax takes effect. ...
Is Insurance Premium Tax really the sneakiest of scare taxes? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 12:00:00 AM
....When IPT was introduced in 1994 it stood at just 2. 5 per cent, and last year it was still charged at a relatively modest 6 per cent on car insurance, buildings and contents cover, pet insurance and PMI. ...
Car insurance premiums to rise to £600 after tax hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:00:25 AM
....”. Matt Oliver, car insurance spokesperson at GoCompare, says there are still “genuine inflationary forces in the market”. ...
Autumn Statement 2016: 'Hammer blow' bill rise for struggling families image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 04:45:00 PM
.... But the 20 per cent increase in insurance premium tax (IPT) is grim news for Britain’s households, affecting car, home and pet insurance, among others. "It’s a crude and punitive tax at a time when we’re seeing double-digit inflation in car insurance premiums. ...
Chancellor spreads giveaways thinly for Britain's 'Jams' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 03:40:30 PM
....70 to the average bill for cars, and up to £10 to buildings and contents insurance. Before the autumn statement on Wednesday, it was clear that car insurance rates were already rising sharply, up by 16% over the past year. ...
Insurance premium tax is increased again in autumn statement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 03:26:50 PM
....Car drivers are likely to feel the worst of the tax hike. Next June’s increase will add around £10 a year to the average car insurance premium, said the AA. ...
How will the autumn statement affect you? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 02:59:50 PM
....Fuel duty was frozen again. However, the increase in insurance premium tax from 10% to 12% in June 2017 will add to the cost of buying car insurance. ...
Where to buy the must-have Xmas toys, plus the power to reduce energy bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:06:08 PM
....Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. Crackdown on whiplash claims could knock £40 off car insurance bills. ...
Whiplash plans to 'cut car insurance premiums by £40' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:02:37 AM
. Millions of motorists could see their car insurance premiums reduced as a result of plans to cut compensation for whiplash injuries in England and Wales. ...
Crackdown on whiplash claims could knock £40 off car insurance bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:01:33 AM
. Millions of motorists could see their car insurance bills cut by £40 a year, the government says, after it announced a crackdown on the “epidemic” of exaggerated and fraudulent whiplash injury claims. ...
How nosey insurers use Facebook and your weekly shop to keep tabs on you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 06:59:09 AM
.... “We only use Clubcard data to reduce the cost of our policies for customers,” a spokesperson says. Similarly, if you’re a Nectar card holder Sainsbury’s says it will look at the size of your spend and how frequently you shop at its stores, and offer you up to 15% off its home and car insurance premiums. ...
Facebook blocks Admiral's car insurance discount plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 11:45:49 AM
Admiral to price car insurance based on Facebook posts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:01:04 AM
....The rapid growth of social media and personal technology has given insurance companies and employers swaths of data they can access to analyse customers or employees. As well as Admiral’s car insurance scheme, insurers are looking at how they can use the rise of smartwatches and fitness trackers to monitor people’s health. ...
How a trip to B&Q to buy paint can wreck your car image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:00:12 AM
.... It has paid out to some victims as a “gesture of goodwill” but has fought other claims via its lawyer Hill Dickinson. Some victims have been forced to claim on their car insurance and pay large excesses, facing significantly increased premiums as a result. ...
Drivers 'face rising insurance bills' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 12:06:21 AM
. Motorists are facing higher car insurance premiums than a year ago, a report suggests, with the best deals £82 a year more expensive. ...
Sharp rise for house insurance premiums with prices set to soar even FURTHER image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 12:01:00 AM
....The Government has said the latest IPT increase will help fund new flood defences and maintain existing ones. But the AA - which estimates the recent IPT increases have added around £18 to the average car insurance premium over the past year - has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond not to impose any further hikes in the Autumn Statement. ...
AA reports rise in car insurance premiums image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:01:05 PM
. Drivers are paying almost £82 more for car insurance than a year ago and are likely to see premiums rise further, according to the latest figures from the Automobile Association (AA). ...
Join a club that can help drive down the cost of car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 05:59:09 AM
....When Dirk Mürlebach moved from Margate in Kent to Poplar in London he got an unwelcome surprise. On his arrival in the capital, he was told that his car insurance premium was rising from £435 to almost £2,000. ...
Price comparison sites face review by competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:16:16 AM
....It will also examine if arrangements between the sites and their suppliers might restrict competition. The CMA said it will focus on comparison websites for car insurance, utilities and bank accounts, following on from its previous investigations into individual sectors and concerns over whether sites promote certain deals higher than others in their search rankings. ...
Avoid paying a premium for car insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of September 2016 06:00:24 AM
....Don’t leave sorting out your insurance until the last minute. Buying it a few weeks before you need to can cut the cost significantly, says Matt Oliver, a car insurance spokesman at price comparison site Gocompare. ...
Average UK car insurance bill rose by 13% over past year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 01:21:03 PM
. Average car insurance bills have jumped by more than 13% over the past year following a surge in costly claims, according to new data. ...
Direct Line charged me less by phone than online as it said I was 'sensible' image
. I have stumbled across a quirk in Direct Line’s car insurance calculations that your readers maybe interested in. ...
Is it worth paying for legal protection on my motor insurance policy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 06:00:18 AM
.... Could we access a freestanding legal protection policy that would cover both of us in all eventualities? AM, by email. It’s a question many people grapple with each time their car insurance renewal comes through. ...
Millions of Britons paying ‘ethnic minority penalty’ for car insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 05:01:03 AM
. Millions of people living in areas with a high density of minority ethnic households are paying an “ethnic penalty” of up to £450 a year each in higher car insurance premiums, according to a report co-written by the former equality commissioner Trevor Phillips. ...
Your Money: five-minute guide to making the best use of YOUR card image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Less than five per cent of borrowers bother to check whether they can get a better deal. He says: “Comparing and switching should be as common for credit cards as it is for your car insurance or energy supplier. ...
North-east London suburb tops 'most difficult driving test' league table image
....Related: Reversing out of parking space and using satnav added to UK driving test. Privilege car insurance analysed five years of Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) data and revealed a huge disparity in pass rates around the country. ...
Collateral lies need not invalidate insurance claims, court rules image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 02:59:02 PM
....The supreme court judgment follows a lengthy legal battle and numerous appeals. The precise case, Versloot Dredging v HDI Gerling, had nothing to do with household or car insurance, but has implications across the industry. ...
Revealed: delivery giant Hermes pays some couriers less than living wage image
.... Dubbed “lifestyle couriers”, they are self-employed and so do not receive any paid holiday, sick pay, parental leave or pension contributions. They pay for their own fuel and car insurance but are free to take other jobs and have some flexibility over their working day. ...
Five-minute guide to saving money on car insurance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of July 2016 12:00:00 AM
. Older motorists are particularly keen to put a brake on these costs, with more than eight out of 10 over-65s calling for the car insurance industry to be clearer about extra fees. ...

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