Collingwood car insurance

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Last reviewed 23 August 2022

Why choose Collingwood car insurance?

  • Learner driver specialists
  • Wide range of cover types to suit all needs
  • Different levels of cover available 

Collingwood have a number of flexible insurance policies and for each policy you can choose the level of cover you require. There is also a network of UK-based agents which you can call if you have questions about any of the policies.

For young drivers, there’s the Collingwood young driver insurance policy which is a type of black box insurance. This uses a telematics device to monitor the way a car is being driven, and if it’s consistently driven well, the cost of the driver’s insurance could fall.

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Who is Collingwood?

Collingwood Insurance is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and were founded in 2006. They offer a number of different products including some for customers who need specialist insurance. 

Insurance is underwritten by Collingwood Insurance Company Limited who are a Gibraltar-based specialist motor insurance company, first founded in 2003. They're authorised and regulated in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission and are also a member of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Financial Ombudsman Scheme (FOS).

Collingwood car insurance have won numerous awards, which are all listed on their website.

These include the ‘Customer Service Champion’ in the 2020 Insurance Choice Awards and the DIA (Driving Instructors Association) award for Best Young/Learner Driver Insurance Provider for three years running.

Collingwood Insurance was also named in the London Stock Exchange Group's report as one of ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019’.

Collingwood policy details

There are four main insurance policies available from Collingwood. These are:

  • Learner driver insurance
  • Young drivers’ insurance
  • Taxi and courier driver insurance
  • Insurance for drivers with previous convictions

Each policy has its own rules, features and additional add-ons, including breakdown, key and windscreen cover.

Collingwood offers a selection of car insurance policies and types. Not all policies and types are available through our site, so the exact levels of cover and benefits may vary. Before buying car insurance, we recommend you check the cover and benefits included.

Learner driver insurance or provisional driver insurance, covers you while you’re learning to drive. You can then drive another car - not just your instructor’s - and it won’t affect their no-claims bonus if you have an accident that wasn’t your fault.

It’s available on an annual basis or for a short-term, starting from 28 days for those who don’t need it for the full 12 months.

Young driver insurance from Collingwood uses black box technology, also known as telematics, to track how the car is driven. This includes monitoring braking, acceleration, cornering, the number of journeys and their length. With this information you’re given a driving score, and this directly relates to the cost you pay.

Good driving scores are also rewarded with reward points which can be banked and exchanged for discounts from a range of retailers.

Courier and taxi insurance are available for new drivers, those with points on their licence, or those with poor credit. If you agree to pay monthly you won’t need a credit check, although as with most insurance policies you may have to pay more in interest charges.

There’s also provision for up to £50,000 in legal costs, no excess to pay, compensation for personal injury and like-for-like replacement vehicle cover.

Convicted driver insurance is often expensive or not available to you from a mainstream insurer. Collingwood offer insurance for these drivers, and covers most motoring convictions.

It’s available for those aged 25 to 70, and even people with previous driving bans may be able to find insurance. You can choose from three layers of insurance: comprehensive, third-party, fire and theft or third-party only. When you take out the policy, you’ll be told the excess, should you ever need to make a claim.

Contact Collingwood

Collingwood can be reached via their website.

If you'd prefer to call them, there's a number for each of their policy types:

Learner drivers: 03454700014

Young drivers: 03455652944

New drivers: 03455652944

Or, if you'd rather contact them by post, their address is:

Collingwood House
North Shields
NE29 6AR

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