Telematics (or ‘black box’) insurance can cut costs for young drivers. What's on offer?
If you’re looking to save money on young driver insurance, a 'black box' device may be the answer. But policies vary widely.
If you’re a young driver or you’re the mum of one you’ll know that car insurance can cost thousands. Shopping around can cut costs, as can making sure you don’t drive a souped-up car. But some of the biggest savings come from choosing a telematics or ‘black box’ insurance policy. They were first launched a few years ago but didn’t really take off at the time. Now, they’re much more popular and there's a handful of companies offering them. What's on offer?
If you want to scrap your old car - what are the options?
You can still get paid for scrapping your old car - here's how to get the most money for yours
If your car has reached the end of its days or it's too expensive to repair, you may need to scrap it. You have several options, including scrapping it yourself for parts and taking it to an authorised scrap yard. These days they have to comply with EU recycling regulations. You shouldn't have to pay to get your car scrapped and you should be paid for its scrap value instead.
Car insurance costs will rise for young female drivers from Friday.
Gender-neutral pricing will mean young women pay more for car insurance. How can you save on the costs of cover?
According to BIBA, the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, young female drivers will pay on average 15% more for their insurance from December 21st. That’s the date that insurance companies will no longer be able to take gender into account when setting premiums. So how can female drivers save money on their car insurance?