Which car insurance providers do we compare?

Who are our car insurance providers?

We compare prices for over 123 expert car insurance provider products. These range from products provided by big names, to niche companies. That’s so we can help you find the right insurance deal and policy to suit your needs and budget.  
Comparing with Compare the Market is simple and hassle-free, whether you’ve got a new car to insure or it’s time to renew on your existing vehicle. And when renewal is on the horizon, why not let AutoSergei™ do some of the legwork for you? AutoSergei™ can check to see if there are better car insurance deals for you. 

Car insurance providers


1st Central A Choice A-Plan AA
Acorn Insurance Admiral Admiral little box Ageas
Autonet Autosaint AXA Bank of Scotland
Bell Brightside Budget Carole Nash Car
Carrot insurance Churchill City Insurance Group Clements
Collingwood Insurance Complete car Co-op eco

Co-op young driver
Debenhams Dial Direct Diamond Drive Wiser
DriveXpert Elephant Endsleigh eSure
GA Telematics Ford Insure Freedom Insurance General accident
Geoffrey insurance Girls Drive Better Go Girl Go Skippy
Got You Covered Grove & Dean Halifax Hastings
Hedgehog Hughes iGO4 Ingenie
  Insure Pink Insure the Box Insure Wiser
Insure your Motor Insure2Drive Ladybird Lancaster
Lloyds   M&S Marshmallow
Marmalade MCE More Than My Policy
NCI Insurance   Onecall Onequote Direct
  Peoples Choice Performance Direct Post Office
Sky Insurance Provident insurance Quote Detective Quotemehappy
RAC RIAS Right Choice Saga
Sainsburys Santander Sheilas Wheels Ski insurance
SmartDriverClub Smartmiles Sterling SunLife
Street Wiser Swiftcover Swinton Tesco
Ticker WiseDriving Zenith U Drive Cover

Frequently asked questions

Are car insurance prices going up?

Our latest Premium Drivers Report indicates that car insurance premiums have fallen during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown, with the average premium now standing at £629**. 
**Compare the Market Premium Drivers Index, June 2021. Read the Premium Drivers Index report.

What affects the price of car insurance?

Car insurance providers look at a number of factors when deciding what premium you’ll pay:  

Details about you: 

  • your age – young drivers are typically seen as more of a risk to insure and may pay a bigger premium as a result  
  • where you live 
  • what you do for a living 
  • how long you’ve been driving 
  • your driving history – whether you have any driving convictions or have made any claims 

Details about your car: 

  • what insurance group it’s in – buying a car in a lower group could help you save on premiums 
  • how many miles you drive in a year 
  • your car’s value 
  • whether you’ve made any modifications to your vehicle 

Why do prices vary across insurance companies?

Car insurance providers calculate your premium based on the risk of you making a claim. But although they ask similar questions and have broadly similar processes, they each use their own models and formulas. The amount of risk they’re willing to take on can also vary.

Can telematics help me save on my insurance?

If you’re a careful driver, telematics or black box insurance could lower your premium. A small box installed in your car monitors your driving – this usually includes speed and mileage. Your insurance provider can then use the information sent to it from the black box, to calculate your premium. If you’re a careful driver, you could see it reflected in the future cost of your policy. 

Telematics policies can be particularly helpful for younger drivers, but there’s no reason why more experienced drivers shouldn’t consider them, too. 

Which are the top 10 cheapest car insurance providers?

Identifying the cheapest car insurance providers isn’t an exact science.  
Regardless of which provider you choose, your premium will depend on your individual circumstances, including where you live, the type of car you want to insure, your driving history and how you use your car.  
To find the right car insurance for you, compare a range of quotes and choose the car insurance provider that best suits your needs and budget.

Can I save money by switching provider?

Yes, often you can save money by switching. To stand the best chance of saving year-on-year, it’s worth comparing the car insurance market about three weeks before your renewal date.  
While allowing your policy to renew automatically may seem like the easiest option, it’s not necessarily the answer if you’re looking to save money.  

Our figures show that 50% of customers could save up to £267** by shopping around and comparing, rather than auto-renewing. It could be worth a few minutes of your time, to see what other providers have to offer. 
**Based on Online independent research by Consumer Intelligence during May 2021. 50% of customers could achieve this saving on their car insurance through Compare the Market.

What do I need to get a quote? 

Just give us a few details about you and your car, including: 

  • your registration number 
  • what you use your car for 
  • your annual mileage 
  • any no-claims discount (NCD) 
  • details of any other drivers you may want to add to your policy 
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Why use Compare the Market?

Get a quote in less than 5 minutes*** 95.4% of customers found our car insurance experience easy or very easy**** 93.8% of customers found our prices competitive or very competitive*****

***On average it can take less than 5 minutes  to complete a  car insurance quote through Compare the Market, based on data in November 2020.
****For the period 1st March to 31st May 2021, 1,672 people responded to the question “When completing a quote using CtM, how did you find it?” 1,595 responded with ‘easy’ or ‘very easy’ (95.4%)
*****For the period 1st March to 31st May 2021, 1,672 people responded to the statement “I think the prices provided by CtM are….” 1,569 responded with ‘competitive’ or ‘very competitive’ (93.8%).

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Daniel Hutson

from the Motor team 

What our expert says… 

“One of the easiest ways to save money on your insurance is to switch providers regularly. Doing this three weeks before your policy start or renewal date is usually the best time to get a great deal. And with our wide range of providers, you can find policies that give you the right cover, as well as the right price.”