Is this normal for car insurance now?
This is one of the many situations that arise with the cheaper end of the market – it’s not that they can’t but more a case of they won’t.
My insurers were happy enough to cover family from Oz on my car back in May – they were only concerned as to whether they had a licence or not.
Many companies restrict their criteria to ensure they only offer cover on the risks they deem acceptable.Posted 4 years agowarpcowMember
I was back in the UK in early September and didn’t have a problem getting added to my parent’s insurance for a week (been outside the UK for over 10yrs now, within the EU though). The cost had gone up a lot though since the last time a couple of years ago (from about £10 to more like £80). No idea what company they have, and it was in Scotland, if that makes any difference.
Tbh, only insuring those with min. 3yr residence sounds like absolute BS, but who knows.Posted 4 years ago
So I am coming to visit my parents in the UK at the end of next week and as usual my parents want to insure me for their car for the week I am home like they have been doing for the past 10-15 years. They called their insurance company who flatly refused to insure me as I am no longer a UK resident and their new policy is only to insure people who have been living in the UK for longer than three years! They told my parents this is now standard policy among insurance companies. Surely this can’t be true?Posted 4 years agoNobbySubscriber
I was just wondering as to what would someone just arriving from a different country to work to if they need to drive a car?
As I said earlier, it’s only the cheaper end of the market that has such a restriction. The same companies used to use the “must have a UK licence” excuse in days gone by but they lost that ability when it became an EU licence. The residency thing is just their way around it.
Many of our clients have foreign drivers working for them and it just isn’t an issue.Posted 4 years ago
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