Collingwood car insurance

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.

Collingwood offer a range of flexible policies.Their black box policies are popular with young or inexperienced drivers. When you get a quote, we'll use your details to compare a suitable policy from the 1691 insurers we work with. This means you may or may not be offered a quote by Collingwood.

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Why choose Collingwood car insurance?

  • Collingwood offer a number of flexible insurance policies and for each policy you can choose the level of cover you require.
  • They offer telematics, or black box, policies which are popular with young or inexperienced drivers.  
  • They're rated Excellent on Trustpilot

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, including the ‘Best Car Insurance Provider’ in the 2022 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 insurance
  • Courier driver insurance

Each policy will have its own features and additional add-ons, including breakdown, personal accident, 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. This allows you to drive another car - not just your instructor’s - and it won’t affect the car owner's no-claims bonus if you have an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Collingwood learner driver insurance is 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 uses black box technology, also known as telematics, to track how a 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 choose to pay monthly you won’t need a credit check, although as with most monthly insurance policies you may have to pay more in interest charges.

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

Contact Collingwood

Collingwood can be reached via their website. If you'd prefer to call or email them,their email and phone numbers are:

Learner drivers

New drivers

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

Collingwood House,
North Shields,
NE29 6AR

Collingwood are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference no. 310870).

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Page last reviewed: 30/05/2023

Reviewed by: Louise Thomas