Director at Comparethemarket
Consumer expert on insurance and finance
Alex is passionate about helping people make great financial decisions. He regularly comments in the media, particularly on:
- Ways people can save money
- Market insights and key trends in insurance
- Consumer behaviour
Alex's background in the industry
“I’ve worked in financial services for over 10 years. I worked in a leading role at Amazon, concentrating on digital payments, and then in a commercial focused role at Compare the Market. I now head up the Trading team at Compare the Market.”
Alex's goal as Director at Compare the Market
“People use our services to save money, meaning our business interests are intrinsically linked to driving good customer outcomes. I want to help make it as easy as possible for households to find the right product, at a great price, every time they come and compare.”
Alex Hasty commenting on...
The optimum time to switch
“Drivers could be missing out on significant savings by not switching their insurance policy at the optimum time. Many people leave it until the last minute to take out or renew a policy, but you could save even more by switching up to three weeks before the end of your policy compared to the day it automatically renews.”
Read more of Alex's advice on how to protect yourself against unexpected costs.
Helpful savings when you pay car insurance annually
“As living costs and bills continue to rise, many families across the UK are feeling financially squeezed. Saving on your car insurance is always attractive, considering that the average cost of car insurance is nearly £700. Although it might seem easier to make smaller monthly payments, if you’re in a financial position to be able to pay your car insurance policy annually, it could lead to helpful savings of around £60.”
The benefits of switching ahead of renewal
“Household budgets are being squeezed from rising living costs, and, with home insurance premiums on the rise, it’s vital that households look for savings wherever possible. With the difference in cost between the average and cheapest home insurance premium increasing, this means homeowners could make greater savings when switching ahead of renewal. Shopping around online remains one of the best ways to cut the cost of insurance and households could save significantly if they switch to the cheapest motor and home insurance providers.”
Alex Hasty's articles
- How does car finance work?
- UK Car Tax Bands Explained
- A Guide To Driving With Pets
- Penalty points and their impact on your car insurance
- American car insurance
- A Guide to Car Insurance Brokers
- Can I Learn To Drive In My Parents’ Car?
- Can someone claim on my car insurance without me knowing?
- Car Safety Checklist
- Cheapest Cars to Insure - 2021
- Cover Note for Car Insurance
- Insurance For Disability Cars
- Dispute a Car Insurance Claim
- Driving & Car insurance After a Stroke
- Speeding Offences and Car Insurance
- Countries That Also Drive on the Left-Hand Side
- Beginner’s Guide – Learning To Drive
- What Is The Provisional Driving Licence
- Guide To Car Dashboard Warning Lights
- Buying A Car Online
- 20 Top Tips on how to get Cheaper Car Insurance
- A Guide To Driverless Cars In The UK
- How long is my insurance quote valid for?
- Stamp Duty On A Second Home
- Stamp Duty Holiday Explained
- Can I find the best-value deals on price-comparison websites?
- Things that Invalidate Car Insurance
- How Rising Interest Rates Affect Mortgage Payments
- Buy-to-let Stamp Duty
- Insurance Premium Tax & Insurance Guide
- Should I auto-renew my car insurance?
- Car Insurance Calculator | comparethemarket.com
- Car Insurance With Windscreen Cover
- Transferring No-Claims Discount
- Dash Cam Car Insurance
- Classes Of Use & Car Insurance
- Automatic Car Insurance
- A Guide To Driving With Medical Conditions
- Car Insurance FAQs
- Questions To Ask When Viewing A House