NOW OPEN: the MSE Forum 'Ask An Expert' event. This time we'd like your questions on TRAVEL & HOLIDAY DEALS. Post by Wed and deals expert MSE Oli will answer as many as he can.

MSE News: Car insurance costs down but younger women pay more

"Average car insurance prices fell towards the end of last year but young women saw their premiums rise, says the AA"
Read the full story:


  • jobdone1jobdone1 Forumite
    836 Posts
    Tenth Anniversary 500 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    Ok did a go compare comparison for myself and wife qoutes of £192 cheapest fully comp age mid thirty's. When i renewed last june it was £192 so no change their then.
  • I got my quote of £560 today (Male, 30+, tpf&t, 7NCD)

    I paid £530 last year.
  • mr_jrtmr_jrt Forumite
    58 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10 Posts Combo Breaker
    I got £214 3rd party 10 months (30/male/6ncd) in December (1st day of the new rules) to start in January (and took it), but I did a quick check last week and the same details now give me £280 from the same insurer. Go figure?
  • WywthWywth Forumite
    5.1K Posts
    My insurance is due early next month

    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 £200 excess - £330.72
    Churchill (via £200 excess - £281.96
    Churchill (via their own website) £150 excess- £258.64

    Hastings Direct (via £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 £200 excess - £252.84
    eSure (via £100 excess - £252.84
    eSure (via their own website) £150 excess - £226.02
  • I got my quote of £560 today (Male, 30+, tpf&t, 7NCD)

    I paid £530 last year.

    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).
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Energy Price Cap change

Martin Lewis on what it means for you

MSE News

Best £1 you've ever spent?

Share your most impressive bargains

MSE Forum