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Who are our car insurance providers?

At Compare the Market we compare prices across a variety of car insurance providers, both big and small, in just a few minutes, so you get the deal and policy that’s right for you, at the most suitable available price.  

Whether you’ve got a new car to insure or a renewal date on the horizon, the range of expert providers we use, and our fast comparison service, makes the process simple and hassle free.  

Car insurance providers

Simply click on the link below and find out more about the insurance provider.

Frequently asked questions

Is car insurance getting more expensive?

It’s fair to say we’d all like a better deal on our car insurance, but is that becoming more of a challenge? According to our latest Premium Drivers Report (June 2019), the average car insurance premium stands at £709, wich is down from £736 in the previous quarter.

**Compare the Market Premium Drivers Report, June 2019.

What drives the price of car insurance?

A car insurance provider considers many factors, some of which relate to you and your driving habits. These include:

  • Your age, how long you’ve been driving, where you live, and even what you do for a living
  • Then there’s the car – what make and model is it, and therefore, which insurance group is it in? You may decide to save money by buying a car in a lower group, where prices are more favourable
  • An insurance provider will also ask how many miles a year you clock up, and what the value of your car is, both in terms of what you paid for it and the potential repair costs

These factors, and others, can make a big difference to the final quote

Why do prices vary across insurance companies?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that since the answers you give are the same for every insurance provider, prices should be the same. But while insurance providers calculate their prices in broadly similar ways, they all use their own models and formulas. They also have different attitudes to the risks they’re willing to take, and some specialise in providing more advantageous quotes to younger drivers, for example, while others may prefer not to.

Can telematics help me save on my insurance?

If you’ve not heard of a telematics policy, sometimes called a black box car insurance policy, it’s worth finding out more. For some drivers, younger ones in particular, these policies can help you save money on your car insurance. A small box is fitted out of sight within your car, or you can use a smartphone app, which analyses how safely you drive and sends information to the insurance company.

What if I’m set up to auto renew my existing policy?

Insurance providers rely on people auto renewing for convenience, but they don’t always pass on any potential savings to their customers. If you want to save as much as possible year-on-year, it’s always worth comparing the car insurance market regularly. 

There’s no doubt that simply allowing your policy to renew automatically is the easiest option. You don’t need to do anything other than check that the information provided is correct.

But if you’re looking to save money, this isn’t the answer. Our experts calculate that you could save up to £202*** by shopping around and comparing rather than auto renewing. That’s quite a difference and probably worth a few minutes of your time.

***Based on Online independent research by Consumer Intelligence during November 2019. 50% of customers could achieve this saving with Compare the Market Motor Insurance.

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