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Cheapest car insurance prices since 2014 - many can save large NOW even if not at renewal

In a rare bit of good news, car insurance is at a seven-year low at an average £420/yr (£160 less than at its height). Part of the drop, according to the source, MoneySupermarket, is that fewer people driving in lockdown has meant fewer claims.

10 May 2021

Started driving to work during the pandemic and not updated your insurance? You may need to tell your insurer TODAY

A temporary extension of cover organised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) trade body ends at 11.59pm tonight, and if you don't have the correct insurance in place you could be fined and left unable to claim.

30 April 2021

Car and home insurers face ban on charging existing customers more than newbies

Car and home insurance customers should pay no more when renewing their policy than they would if they were taking out a new one with the same firm, under radical new proposals from the financial regulator

22 September 2020

Revealed: The NEW best time to buy car insurance to get the cheapest deals

Getting car insurance quotes 20 to 26 days before the policy is due to start is likely to get the cheapest price from a comparison site, saving up to 40%, an MSE investigation reveals

10 December 2019

Driving to Europe after Brexit? Here's when you'll need to ask your insurer for a green card

Some major insurers have told MoneySavingExpert they've started issuing 'green cards' to motorists who want to drive in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit - but one big name isn't yet providing them. Here's how to apply and how long each insurer will take to send them

13 February 2019

Pothole damage payouts double after harsh winter

The number of successful pothole claims following incidents on motorways or major A roads more than doubled in the last financial year, according to new figures from Highways England.

22 November 2018

Guest Comment: Don't lose out by being loyal to your insurer

Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), explains why the regulator is examining how insurance firms decide what prices they charge their customers

8 November 2018

Revealed: The best day to buy car insurance to slash costs by £100s/yr

Buying your car insurance three weeks ahead of the start day is likely to get you the cheapest price

31 July 2018

How your email address can affect your insurance premium

Some companies have admitted they may give different quotes on car insurance depending on which email address is used

25 January 2018

Car insurance prices 'could stabilise' as Government rethinks compensation shake-up

Proposed changes to the way personal injury compensation payouts are worked out could halt the rise in car insurance

7 September 2017