Coronavirus update

Last updated - 29th May

The coronavirus has turned all our lives upside down. We can help with some of the challenging financial and insurance issues you are probably facing. Click on the guides below to find information and advice. As the situation changes day by day, we are constantly updating our guides, so please do keep coming back.

We’re still operating but some products are unavailable or have a reduced number of providers. Please see below for an update on which products are affected.

Product updates

Below you'll find specific product updates relating to the coronavirus: 

Travel insurance

We have sadly had to suspend our travel insurance comparison service.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is now advising against non-essential international travel for an indefinite period.

If you ignore these warnings and travel to an affected area then your insurance will likely be invalid.

You can check the FCO and the government website where you’ll find up to date information on countries hit by the virus, and their latest travel advice.

We want to make sure that our customers don’t buy insurance policies for a time in the future when travel is still restricted. That’s why we have suspended the service.

If you have some questions about a travel insurance policy that you already have, you can find contact information for the providers we compare.

For more information on how the coronavirus could invalidate your travel insurance read our guide.

As soon as the situation changes, we’ll be able to offer you the best travel insurance deals. Until then, stay safe and see you soon.

Car finance

Despite the coronavirus outbreak, we’d like to clarify that you can still get car finance through us. Understandably, some of our providers aren’t lending right now so you may see fewer price options than usual. However, our providers that are still lending are able to offer their excellent services as normal.

Car selling

Due to the unprecedented circumstances caused by the pandemic, our partners are currently inactive which means we can't provide you with a quote to sell your car. We will start our quote service again as soon as it's safe to do so. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Landlord insurance

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, our partner Simply Business are not able to offer loss of rent cover when you get a landlord insurance quote.

Income protection insurance

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, our partner ActiveQuote are no longer able to offer unemployment cover as insurers remove this type of cover from the market. However, ActiveQuote are still able to offer our customers cover for accident and sickness.

MOTs extended due to COVID-19

All cars, motorbikes and vans will have a six-month extension to their MOT expiry dates. So if your MOT was due on 1 April, it'll now be due on 1 October. This extension is effective for 12 months after 30 March and will happen automatically. This lets people travel if necessary during the coronavirus pandemic. Your car still needs to be roadworthy, taxed and garages will stay open for repairs. For more information, visit GOV.UK

You can continue to use our MOT check tool to check the MOT status of any vehicle for free. Just type in the reg number and you can see if your MOT is valid, as well as when your next one is due. Please note - You'll still see your original MOT expiry until after that date has passed. The six-month extension will then appear. You can use this to remind yourself of when your MOT is due, or to check the status of a used car you’re thinking of buying.