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MSE News: Car insurance costs down but younger women pay more
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Former_MSE_Jamie Former MSE
"Average car insurance prices fell towards the end of last year but young women saw their premiums rise, says the AA"
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I paid £530 last year.
I had my renewal notice a couple of weeks back and it had gone up 50% since last year :eek:
... and they wondered why I called them to say do not auto-renew which is a service they offer for peace of mind :cool:
Anyway, I've been following the advice on this site and hitting the comparison sites.
What was interesting was that this year I found I could often get a lower price going direct to the insurer rather than through a comparison site (well those comparison sites have to earn their money somehow I suppose.)
e.g. here were some of the results:
Churchill (via confused.com) £200 excess - £330.72
Churchill (via MoneySuperMarket.com) £200 excess - £281.96
Churchill (via their own website) £150 excess- £258.64
Hastings Direct (via CompareTheMarket.com) £195 excess - £255.24
Hastings Direct (via Tesco Compare) £195 excess - £253.72
Hastings Direct (via their own website) £195 excess - £245.36
eSure (via GoCompare) £100 excess - £264.55
eSure (via CompareTheMarket.com) £200 excess - £252.84
eSure (via MoneySuperMarket.com) £100 excess - £252.84
eSure (via their own website) £150 excess - £226.02
I'm assuming here you've checked the prices for fully comprehensive insurance? Strangely, it can often work out cheaper to have fully comp insurance than third party fire and theft only (that's the cover you've indicated in brackets).