Associate Director at Comparethemarket
Motor insurance comparison expert
Julie is passionate about delivering a great customer experience and rewarding people for saving on their insurance through our loyalty and rewards programme. She’s spoken to the media, including outlets like Sky News and Capital FM, about car and home insurance, as well as our Meerkat Movies and Meerkat Meals rewards scheme.
Julie’s background in the industry
“I’ve worked in the industry for over 20 years. I’ve worked as both a motor and home insurance product owner, as well as managing providers and partner relationships. More recently, I’ve been delivering our great customer loyalty programme.”
Associate Director of Customer Rewards at Comparethemarket
In her current role, Julie is a spokesperson for Comparethemarket for car insurance and other motor products. She’s also the owner of the customer rewards and operations strategy, with accountability for all associated partnerships and suppliers.
Head of Motor Insurance at Comparethemarket
During her time as Head of Motor Insurance at Comparethemarket, Julie was responsible for co-ordinating all motor products, including car insurance, van insurance and motorbike insurance. She led the customer proposition for those products, as well as leading the digital customer journey.
Head of Home Insurance at Comparethemarket
As Head of Home Insurance, Julie led the customer proposition to drive first-class performance. Her primary objective was to help customers find better cover and save money on their home insurance policy through our comparison service.
Associate Director for Product Delivery at Comparethemarket
In this role, Julie oversaw the strategic development of core insurance products, including home and car insurance. She was accountable for the leadership of multiple product teams and for the optimisation of their performance across all channels.
Julie’s goal as Associate Director at Comparethemarket
“Customer satisfaction is always at the heart of what I deliver. My goal is to help people make great financial decisions and to provide the most loved loyalty scheme in the UK.”
Julie Daniels commenting on...
Car insurance and the cost-of-living crisis
“If you are unable to pay your premium in one go, there are other options which could help save you money. Shopping around for the cheapest deal when your policy ends could save you hundreds of pounds. Switching to a telematics policy may also be a good option for some young motorists, whose premiums could be reduced if they demonstrate they are safe drivers.”
Getting cheap car insurance for new drivers
“The make and model of car you drive also has an impact on how much insurance you pay. Each car is assigned an insurance group from 1 to 50, with the cheapest cars to insure falling into the lowest groups. So, if you’re a new driver, it’s worth bearing this in mind when choosing your first car, to help keep your running costs down.”
Black box car insurance
“There’s evidence to show that having a black box in the car can help drivers to be more aware and drive more safely. Plus, a telematics policy can be the cheaper option, and not just for younger drivers. Whatever your age, but particularly if you’re a young driver, it’s well worth comparing to see if a telematics policy is right for you”
Julie Daniels in the press...
Paying for car insurance monthly can add an extra 10% to your bill, with some drivers paying a FIFTH more
Mail Online – February 2023
"As living costs continue to rise, many motorists are feeling financially squeezed. Saving on your car insurance is always attractive, considering that the average cost of car insurance is more than £600.
Although making smaller monthly payments might seem easier, if you’re in a financial position to be able to pay your car insurance policy annually, it could lead to savings of up to £65."
'Costs less in the long run!' Drivers can save 67 percent when buying a used electric car
Express – January 2023
“EVs are a great way to save money on fuel, as well as to reduce your carbon footprint.
“In fact, we previously found that 54 percent of motorists are motivated to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle to reduce emissions.
Plus, although EVs have historically been more expensive to insure than petrol or diesel cars, EV insurance is gradually becoming more affordable – and therefore more accessible.”
WHEEL DEAL Simple car insurance trick could save you £368 a year
The Sun – August 2022
"If you are able to put an additional driver on a your policy for genuine reasons, you could save money.
"The cost-of-living crisis and soaring fuel costs mean that many people are struggling to stay on the road," said Julie Daniels, motor insurance expert at Comparethemarket.
"For young drivers, the cost of insurance can also be prohibitively expensive."