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7 quick facts about your car insurance prices


Yup, it’s happening again – car insurance prices are going up, and by no small amount. But who has it worst?

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1. We won’t beat around the bush with this one – people are paying about £47 more for their car insurance than they were last year*:

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The average UK comprehensive premium stands at around £629.

2. The last time we saw prices this high was at the end of 2013, which was pretty bad anyway:

Three things that happened in 2013 that were bad

 We’re not sure what was worse – the higher insurance prices or having to listen to Wrecking Ball on repeat.

3. Fellas in their early 20s have it worst, paying a whopping £96 more than last year:

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Male drivers aged 21-25 paid £1,244, up from £1,148 at the end of 2014.

4. Prices are up for almost everyone, but ladies in their early 60s had the lowest price rise of just £20:

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Female drivers between 61 and 65 years of age paid £289 for their cover, up from £269.

5. How bad are the price rises in your region? Our map will give you an indication of how you should feel about it:

 Price index emotion map

Our regional price index figures have more information on these local trends.

6. Despite prices going up across the board, some areas actually saw their prices go down compared to last year:

 Three regions in the UK that have lower car insurance prices

Shetland we can understand – in 2013 it was voted as having some of the slowest drivers in the UK. But West Central London? How does that happen?

7. Although it’s good news for the London WC area, their NW neighbours aren’t having it so good with a £98 increase:

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North West London drivers paid £1,124 for their insurance compared to £1,026 last year.

Take a peek at the car insurance price index for a detailed breakdown of the trends.

*All figures are averages based on a comprehensive policy compared to Q2 2014.


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