Car Insurance - No claims discount/bonus has expired

Hello,

My no claims discount/bonus of 9 years expired on the 21st of September 2023 as I have not owned a car since the 21st of September 2021. Does this mean I need to state I have zero years no claims discount/bonus when obtaining future car insurance quotes? I am a named driver on my wife's account so I have still been driving regularly. Does this count for anything?

Kind regards and thanks in advance.

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  • Aretnap
    Aretnap Posts: 5,135
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    A very small number of insurers will accept a no claims bonus for up to three years after it was last used. Currently Admiral are the only one that I know of.

    Depending on who your wife's insurer is, they MAY offer you a "named driver no claims discount", but you would have to take it a policy out with the same insurer for this to apply - it will not generally be recognised by other insurers.

    Otherwise yes, you will have to declare zero years NCD. Insurers will generally ask if you are a named driver on another policy, and if you are it will tend to reduce your premium a bit, but it doesn't give you a formal "no claims discount" as such.

    It may be a bit late now, but if you go down to being a one car household, the way to keep both NCDs active is for you to insure the car one year and your wife to insure it the next year etc - that way neither of them excited, at least not until one of you makes a claim.
  • 400ixl
    400ixl Posts: 2,614
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    Also, try speaking to your previous insurer to see if they will still honour it.
  • ayers
    ayers Posts: 54
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    Thank you Aretnap and 400ixl. Both your comments a very helpful.
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