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AA reports fall in cost of car insurance

AA reports fall in cost of car insurance

The cost of car insurance premiums fell in the third quarter according to the AA British Insurance Premium Index, after rising steadily for several years and flattening out in early 2012. The cost of policies purchased directly from an insurance firm fell by 2.9 per cent in the third quarter but was still nearly 6 […]

October 23, 2012 More
Average car insurance now more than £1,000

Average car insurance now more than £1,000

The average cost of car insurance is now £1,034, breaking the £1,000 barrier for the first time, according to the AA British insurance premium index. Motor insurance is now 8.5 per cent higher than it was a year ago and has doubled in price over four years. In July 2008 the average fully comprehensive policy […]

July 27, 2012 More
Car insurance costs fall

Car insurance costs fall

The cost of car insurance is starting to fall according to the AA’s British Insurance Premium Index. The average ‘shoparound’ quote for comprehensive car insurance fell by 1.1 per cent to £1,132 by the end of March. The Shoparound premium is an average of the five cheapest premiums quoted by around 50 insurance providers. Over […]

April 27, 2012 More
Insurers quicker to hike premiums after offences

Insurers quicker to hike premiums after offences

Insurance companies are becoming quicker at raising the price of motor premiums when the driver has committed an offence such as speeding or using a mobile phone, according to the AA. Insurers often used to ignore a first SP30 speeding offence, but it is now likely to result in the driver’s car insurance premiums increasing […]

April 13, 2012 More
AA launches ‘black-box’ policy for young drivers

AA launches ‘black-box’ policy for young drivers

The AA is launching an innovative car insurance policy called Drivesafe which could help younger drivers save up to £850 a year. Younger drivers already pay substantially higher premiums than other motorists and these costs are increasing. A new study by Confused.com suggests insurance costs for younger driver have gone up by 5.7 per cent […]

February 10, 2012 More
Average car insurance premium nears £1,000

Average car insurance premium nears £1,000

Car insurance premiums increased in 2011, despite a fall in the third quarter of the year, the AA reports. Based on its ‘Shoparound’ price index, which takes the average of the three cheapest quotes from several insurance providers, the AA says that premiums have increased by 15.3% compared with a year ago. The average comprehensive […]

January 19, 2012 More
AA instant-access account offers 3.2% interest

AA instant-access account offers 3.2% interest

The AA has launched an online, instant-access account paying 3.2 per cent interest before tax, which is currently the highest rate available for people who need immediate access to their money. The account will offer some protection from the rising cost of living, without having to worry about tying up savings for a long period. […]

December 12, 2011 More
AA staff vote for industrial action

AA staff vote for industrial action

Workers at motoring group AA have voted in favour of going on strike in a row over pensions. The AA’s management wants to put a cap on annual rises in pensionable salaries, to raise employee contributions and also to cut the maximum annual increase in pensions paid. The final-salary scheme is already closed to new […]

April 7, 2010 More
AA Credit Card: 0% on purchases for 10 months

AA Credit Card: 0% on purchases for 10 months

The AA has launched a new credit card with a 0% interest rate on retail spending for 10 months. The card, available exclusively through moneysupermarket.com, offers the 0% rate on all purchases including motoring and fuel. Consumers can also take advantage of a 0% rate on balance transfers for 12 months, subject to a 3% […]

February 12, 2010 More
AA workers in strike ballot

AA workers in strike ballot

According to the BBC, workers at the AA may strike for the first time since the organisation was established over a century ago. The vehicle breakdown service, which advertises itself as the fourth emergency service, is in a dispute over pensions and thousands of employees are to be balloted. The GMB union said its members […]

February 3, 2010 More
Car insurance premiums to skyrocket

Car insurance premiums to skyrocket

The AA has told motorists to brace themselves for a sharp increase in motor insurance premiums. Research by the organisation found the average premium for comprehensive insurance has increased by 14% in the last 12 months, the biggest rise in 15 years. Simon Douglas, AA Insurance director, said consumers should expect to be hit by […]

October 26, 2009 More
Which? magazine: AA best for breakdown insurance

Which? magazine: AA best for breakdown insurance

The AA has secured the accolade of Which? magazine’s top breakdown provider for the third year running. Customers polled by the consumer advice magazine gave the AA an average rating of 86% for customer satisfaction, level of service, and whether they would recommend the company to a friend. “Holding on to top position for three […]

Motor insurance premiums continue to soar

Motor insurance premiums continue to soar

Car insurance premiums increased 3.5% over the past three months, research by the AA has discovered. The typical quote for annual comprehensive insurance cover now stands at £778.13, according to the AA British Insurance Premium Index. This is 11% more than 12 months ago. Home insurance premiums also increased in the second quarter, up 2.5% […]

Recession-hit Brits choose homeland holidays

Recession-hit Brits choose homeland holidays

Brits are choosing to holiday in the UK rather than travel overseas, the AA said yesterday, citing record traffic to its online route planner in the lead up to last week’s bank holiday weekend. A record four million drivers visited the journey planning website in the week leading up to the bank holiday, an increase […]

AA predicts ‘Himalayan peak’ in bike theft

AA predicts ‘Himalayan peak’ in bike theft

AA Insurance has warned of a ‘Himalayan peak’ in the number of bikes stolen this summer as the recession makes bicycles an increasingly attractive easy target for thieves. Bike sales have surged in recent months as credit crunched Brits seek cheaper ways to get around town. Meanwhile, June to October is traditionally the busiest time […]

Fuel tax rise has been sanctioned, costing average family £54 a year

Fuel tax rise has been sanctioned, costing average family £54 a year

There is bad news for Britain’s motorists today as, with immediate effect, the government has increased duty on fuel, adding 2.12p a litre for their petrol and diesel, which will increase the annual tax bill for the average family by £54, according to AA estimates. The AA has been actively campaigning against the increase and […]

AA warns against car insurance fraud

AA warns against car insurance fraud

Being ‘economical with the truth’ when buying car insurance is false economy, motor insurer the AA has warned. Failing to admit to previous claims or convictions is insurance fraud, the AA said, and will result in insurance being voided if the cover-up is discovered. “Not telling the whole truth amounts to fraud and can result […]

Anti-discrimination law could double insurance premiums

Anti-discrimination law could double insurance premiums

The AA has lashed out at government plans to make age and gender discrimination illegal on car insurance policies. Premiums could double for some drivers, the AA said, if the Equities Bill, due to be brought to parliament this spring, is extended to cover the sale of insurance. Age and gender are key factors that […]

UK drivers want handsfree mobiles banned

UK drivers want handsfree mobiles banned

Seven in ten UK motorists think using a handsfree kit whilst driving is a distraction, according to insurance firm esure. A study by the car insurance provider found that 71% of drivers believe making or receiving a call on handsfree technology is a distraction. Whilst it is illegal to use a handheld mobile phone whilst […]

Mobile phone convicts pay more for car insurance

Mobile phone convicts pay more for car insurance

Motorists who have been caught using their mobile phone whilst driving pay higher insurance premiums, research by AA Insurance has discovered. Increased premiums quadruple the cost of being caught, as the average premium increase is around four-times the cost of the standard fine. Meanwhile, drivers found guilty of dangerous driving whilst using a mobile find […]