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Compare cover for your van and business at Confused.com


  • Did you know most pickup trucks need van insurance policies? Your premium will depend on a range of factors, including your vehicle type, specifications and use
  • You'll find more information on van insurance in our collection of guides, which includes tips to reduce your van insurance premiums
  • Compare van insurance from up to 19 providers in minutes. Click 'Get a quote' to begin


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Comparing van insurance

Finding the right insurance policy for your van is about more than just the cost. Many businesses depend on their van being up and running on a daily basis, so making sure you have the right type of insurance in place protecting it could one day help you and your business recover from an accident or theft.

  • The right type and level of insurance for your van will depend on its size, specification and daily use, as some policy types may not offer protection in the areas you need. Read our guide to applying for van insurance for some useful hints on getting the right cover.
  • Some vans, cargo and businesses may need tailored policies that provide cover for specific risks, like transporting expensive, fragile or hazardous goods. You can read more about these types of policies below, or find them on our policy types page.
  • Having the right insurance policy in place in the event of an accident could minimise its impact on you, your customers, your business and income. The first step is finding out what type of policy you need. The second is getting it at the right price.

For business or pleasure, we've got you covered

Whether yours is a business van or just for social use, you’ll want to make sure you only pay for the cover you need.

When getting a quote, you'll need to choose one of the three options below, which will impact both the premium you pay and the level of protection you receive.

  • Social only - If you don't use your van or pickup for any work related purposes, you’ll only need social cover.
  • Own goods - If you are using your van to carry your own goods, tools and other work equipment, a commercial van policy may suit you best. Different insurers will offer varying levels of cover for your van and its contents, which you should compare before making any purchase.
  • Haulage - If you use your van to transport other people’s goods, or get paid to move cargo, you’ll need a policy that covers you for haulage, such as courier or goods in transit cover. Again, these policies will offer varying levels of cover, dependent on the insurer.

Keep reading for more information on the types of policy that we compare or, if you’re ready to start comparing prices, click the ‘Get a quote’ button above to get started.

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What type of van insurance is right for you?

Van insurance is a legal requirement under CIE (Continuous Insurance Enforcement) laws in the UK and, if your van is essential to your daily business, it could prove invaluable to you in the future.

Because of the range of uses vans are put to, there are a number of different policy types available. Choosing the right one for you will be important in ensuring you get the right level of cover, the right premium, and the right protection.

Take a look at some of the examples below – you’ll find more information for each policy type on its relevant page, or view a full list of the policy types we compare.

  • Standard van insurance - Basic van insurance policies will come with various benefits and limitations (such as contents cover, mileage limits and usage restrictions) dependent on the provider. If you intend on using your van in connection with work or business, you will need to disclose this to your insurer.
  • Goods in transit cover – If you’re using your van to transport dangerous, hazardous or particularly valuable cargo, a goods in transit policy may be the best option for you. It can offer cover for items that would not generally be protected by a standard policy, and offer assistance if they are lost or damaged in transit.
  • Courier insurance - If you’re using your van for delivery of other people’s goods, a courier insurance policy may offer you the best level of protection. It can provide cover for high value items and long distance/frequent travelling.
  • Pickup truck insurance - Most insurance companies classify a pickup truck as a van rather than a car - find out more about what this means for your policy and premium on our pickup truck insurance page.

If you’re unsure about what type of cover will work best for you, take a look at our collection of van insurance guides for some useful information, or click the ‘Get a quote’ button above to compare policy options, benefits and prices in one simple list. You’ll be able to compare up to 19 of the UK’s top van insurance companies, and find the policy and price that suits your needs best.

Confused.com van insurance is provided and administered by Able Insurance Services Limited (trading as Gladiator) Registered Office: Ellipse Ground Floor, Padley Road, Swansea SA1 8AN. Able Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Reg No. 311649).