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Top car insurance fraud scams to watch out for

We run through the most common car insurance scams you need to be aware of – and how you can avoid falling victim. Insurance fraud costs car insurance companies millions of pounds every year, and adds more and more costs onto the premiums of all drivers. Here we ...
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Car insurance premiums rose for the eighth quarter in a row at the end of 2017

New figures from the ABI say the average car insurance premium has risen 9% in the past year and now stands at £481. Motorists in the UK could be in for a bit of a shock when their car insurance renewal letter lands on the doorstep this year. ...
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How self-driving cars will affect the car insurance industry

It may seem like something out of science-fiction, but self-driving car technology is very real and is improving everyday. How will the advent of driverless cars affect the car insurance industry in the future? We may not be quite at the point of ditching human drivers altogether and ...
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Car insurance prices rose again at the end of 2017 – with the cost of fraudulent claims adding £50 to each policy

Car insurance premiums continue to rise of UK motorists, with the average cost rising again in the final quarter of 2017. Motorists in the UK were hit with yet another rise in the cost of car insurance at the end of last year. During the final three months ...
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Nearly 3 million cars were vandalised in the UK last year, costing motorists £1.9 billion in repairs

New study reveals the extent of car vandalism in the UK, with the average repair cost per victim rising to £661 last year Just under three millions cars were vandalised in the UK last year, resulting in a collective repair bill of £1.9 billion – an increase of ...
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New car accident app shows difference between male and female drivers

A new app from personal injury advice site Cute Injury analyses the causes of road traffic accidents and attempts to highlight the differences between male and female drivers. The online tool uses data direct from the Department for Transport, and analyses every recorded road traffic accident on UK ...
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Motor Insurance Conman Receives Prison Sentence after Creating 150 Fraudulent Policies

Another story which proves that crime never pays centers on the breaking news that the Metropolitan Police Force’s dedicated Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department has again been instrumental in the bringing to justice of a motor insurance scammer. The so-called ‘ghostbroker’ was charged at the Old Bailey of orchestrating ...
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Fraudulent Activities of Fake Insurance-acquiring Scammer Uncovered by Covert Police Operation Which Scuppers Plans to steal £200k of Hire Cars

A covert anti-fraud unit-led sting operation successfully brought to justice a conman who had assumed the stolen identities of other unwitting people so as to arrange fake motor insurance policies. The accused party also pretended to be a care assistant who had been (fraudulently) involved in a number ...
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Beware of Blowtorches and Pheasants: UK’s Strangest Caravan Insurance Claims Laid Bare

Who’d have ever thought that the most serene and leisurely of quintessentially British pastimes would pose such a health and safety risk to those who freely participate on an annual basis, yet it seems that the otherwise unassuming art of caravanning can be something of a dangerous undertaking. ...
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Motor and Home Insurance Premiums Set to Potentially Rise Again as News of New EU Ruling Breaks

More bad news for hard-hit Brits (and more grease to the elbow of those championing a Brexit come June this year), as it emerges that millions of us will be slapped with an additional £25 on insurance bills thanks to a controversial EU VAT ruling. According to recent ...
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