Car Insurance

Blocks In The Road To The Sharing Economy

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

A massive 46% of respondents said they would be encouraged to lend their car if the car and driver are insured separately and if in the event of an accident, the owner of the car is able to claim against the driver's insurance. A further 34% would like to track and attribute damage, and 32% would like to be able to track the location of the car whilst it is being hired.

What Does Autonomous Mean For People Who Enjoy Driving?

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

Accordingly, the concept of driverless vehicles is more complicated for companies that sell cars largely on the basis that people will love the experience of driving them, from BMW and Mercedes to MacLaren.

Usership Or Ownership: Would You Rent Your Car To A Neighbour?

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

The sharing economy is not a new concept when it comes to vehicles. Uber is now the biggest taxi company in the world, yet it doesn't own any cars. Zip Car has gone from start-up car sharing platforms to firmly established and recognised businesses.

Motorists Have Suffered Enough - The Government Must Think Again On The Insurance Premiums Tax

Conor McGinn | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Conor McGinn

Motorists are used to the pain of rising fuel prices which soared again this month to the highest levels since July 2015. Increases on the forecourt might grab all the media headlines.But it's not just the rises in fuel costs that risk driving motorists off the road. Big jumps in insurance premiums are hitting drivers even harder and are also forcing up the cost of motoring.

How Tech Will End The Great Whiplash Fraud

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

Today, telematics technology built into cars on the manufacturing floor provides crash reconstruction dossiers that can show, with a forensic level of detail, where the car has been damaged, as well as the speed and angle of impact.

The Tax vs Road Safety Conundrum

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jonathan Hewett

We are all familiar with VAT as a tax on our spending. The model is simple: the more we spend, the more VAT we pay.

Cyclist And Motorist Rules: Spot The Difference

Salome Verrell | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK
Salome Verrell

There is also no requirement for cyclists to be registered anywhere in the same way that motorists have to register with the DVLA, so there is no way of really knowing if after a collision with a cyclist they really are who they say they are, unlike a motorist whose registration number would provide a lot of details even if they didn't.

Release Your Inner Child - a Hot Hatch for Every Day of the Week

Lara Platman | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

Do you remember your first car, was it handed to you by your proud parents who said, "Go on, be free, travel the world with your dreams - oh and be safe too." Mine was a chocolate brown Vauxhall Astra I can't seem to remember if it was an estate or an elongated hatchback...

Just So You Know, Your Fluffy Meerkat Toy Is Not Proof Of Car Insurance

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

Compare the Market, if you’re reading you can clock this up as a massive PR win. A driver who was pulled over by police in Surrey attempted to c...

Ten Financial Resolutions to Save You Thousands

Sarah Willingham | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

Like most people, I have eaten too much, certainly drunk too much and spent a fair bit of money on gifts and entertainment. However, as 2014 begins, we can all take stock and make some big financial resolutions that require minimum effort but will provide BIG rewards!

Watchdog Clears 'Robot Dogging' TV Ad

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

A television advert for comparison site has been cleared after 137 complaints that it contained offensive sexual references to "dogging" ...

How to Hand Over the Controls While Keeping Peace of Mind

Katie Small | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Small

Things may have moved on since I was in my late teens in terms of vehicle safety, but with car accidents now the single biggest cause of accidental death in young people aged 15-24, it's clear to see something needs to be done.

Things to Consider When Buying Car Insurance from Comparison Sites

Daley James Francis | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daley James Francis

We've all seen the expensive - and often incredibly annoying - TV adverts about car insurance, and how they can save you money and all the rest of it. But sometimes it has to be about more than just saving money, and more about what it actually covers.

Students Driven Off The Road By Rising Car Costs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Rising car costs could drive young motorists off the road, according to a survey. Drivers fear the cost of motoring could double to as much as £4,...

Women To Pay 32% More For Car Insurance Under New Rules

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK

New European rules come into force on Friday which mean some women are set for a shock when their next car insurance quote lands on the doormat. Th...

Whiplash Claim Crackdown - Why That Minimum Speed Idea Was Oddly Suspicious

Sean O'Meara | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Sean O'Meara

Personal injury claims have increased by 60 percent over the past six years while accidents have reduced by a fifth, but this doesn't necessarily mean that the increase is purely due to bogus claims.

Drunk Driving 'Almost Doubled' In Three Years

PA | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK

Drivers who have admitted driving whilst drunk has almost doubled since 2009, according to newly released police data. Greater Manchester is the dr...

Should Drivers Be Made To Learn For A Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

First-time drivers should be made to learn for a year before they can get their licence, say insurers. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is...

Why Car Insurance Quotes Won't Drop In Price Any Time Soon

Charlie Thomas | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

The Office of Fair Trading has referred the car insurance industry to the Competition Commission following concerns motorists were being charged overl...

Charlie Thomas

Car Insurance Ad Banned | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Car insurance specialist RIAS has been banned from broadcasting an advert asking "Why pay more than £195?". Two complainants challenged a televisi...

Even She Would Struggle With Car Insurance

PA | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK

Drivers and homeowners are being charged "exorbitant fees" for minor policy alterations and renewals, according to an investigation by Which? magazine...

Google's Biggest Questions, Answered

thesophie | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Comedy

What are society's biggest questions? Is God real? Is Climate Change going to kill us all? Is freedom a right? Not according to autocomplete.

Whiplash Claims Pain In The Neck

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics

A summit of top cabinet ministers is to discuss ways to slash the number of whiplash claims forcing up car insurance premiums in Britain. In Januar...

Car Insurance Quotes Up £50 In Three Months

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

The typical comprehensive car insurance quote for a consumer who shops around has risen by £50 in just three months as cheaper deals are disappearing...

Underinsured Drivers Paying Out Extra £73 Million A Year Above Premiums

PA | Posted 26.01.2012 | UK

Motorists collectively pay an extra £73 million a year above their car premiums because they are underinsured, a survey has revealed. Drivers have...