Savvy Britons can often find cheaper car insurance deals by shopping around for the best policy, one expert has claimed.
Malcolm Tarling, a spokesman for the association of British Insurers, commented in the wake of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s decision to raise its car insurance prices – which will impact upon a number of brokers, including Direct Line and Churchill.
Richard Mason, director of insurance at Moneysupermarket.com, recently claimed that this, coupled with a similar move by Norwich Union, would impact upon four in ten car insurance customers.
When asked whether customers could shop around for car insurance to beat the rate rise, Mr Tarling remarked: “You can always do that, not just at this time.”
“You can always shop around and you should consider shopping around because there are savings to be had.”
However, Mr Tarling declined the opportunity to speculate as to the likelihood of other car insurance providers raising their prices.
Individual car insurance companies would make their own decisions based on their own circumstances, he claimed.