Drive down the cost of your car insurance

The growth of online insurance providers has led to a fall in the cost of car insurance, but an increase in claims last year will see an increase in premiums this year, writes Danielle Ryan.

9th February, 2014
Accidents will happen, but new technologies can help keep premiums down. Picture: Thinkstock

The past few years have seen significant changes to the car insurance market. More online providers, gender-neutral pricing and the growth of tech and telematics to measure risk and driver performance are some of the newer trends that the industry has been responding to.

A major change came in 2012 with the introduction of gender-neutral pricing here, following an EU ruling which made it illegal to use gender in calculating insurance risk. As a result,...

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