Car Insurance Roundup, May 13, 2016


Rents and insurance costs stand out again in inflation report | Irish Examiner

Soaring private rents and car insurance costs were again the stand-out features of the latest monthly inflation report, even as many other prices of goods and services fell or rose at a modest rate across the economy. 


Beware the ‘tell us everything’ clause insurers are putting in the smallprint

When you’re buying a car insurance policy, you might think it’s fair enough that they want to know what car you own and how many miles you drive. But why do they also want to know what job you do and whether you’ve lived in Britain all your life? 


Driverless cars: 11 questions the insurance industry must answer | Techworld

For some car manufacturers, the future of driving centres on autonomous or ‘driverless’vehicles, with some major companies like Volvo already making big strides in the production and roll-out of connected, autonomous cars. 


New usage-based insurance launched for GrabCar drivers – The Online Citizen

A motor insurance policy, whereby private car for hire drivers will be able to pay for their insurance according to milage clocked in on paid trips, was announced for GrabCar drivers on 11 May with the aim for savings on premiums to encourage more drivers to join the industry. 


3 On Your Side: Poor Credit Can Impact Your Auto Insurance Rates « CBS Philly

Is the cost of car insurance driving you into the poor house? Shopping around for lower rates can often save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year, but have you ever wondered how those insurance rates are determined in the first place? 


The Zebra Named Austin A-List Hottest Startup & Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

The Zebra, the nation’s largest car insurance comparison marketplace, today announced that the company was named to the Austin Chamber’s A-List of the Hottest Startups. CEO Adam Lyons was also named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in the Central Texas region. Lyons is the youngest among the group of finalists for this award. 


Was your car trapped in tonight’s flash flood in KL? This is what you should do | New Straits Times | Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News

Inundation in water can seriously damage the engine, electrical system and interior of a car. These are some steps that you may want to consider if your car was trapped in the flood.


Cheaper auto insurance means less coverage for Ontarians | Insight – Yahoo Finance Canada

Beginning June 1, Ontario’s car accident survivors may be forced to make a lot of tough choices when it comes to their rehabilitation and quest for independence as newly disabled people. 


Armenian insurance companies paid 2.5 billion drams in 12,924 car insurance compensation claims in four months of 2016

Six Armenia-based insurance companies paid a total of 2.5 billion drams in 12,924 car insurance compensation claims in the first four months of 2016, a decrease of 4.2% when compared to the same time span of 2015, a statement posted on the official website of Armenia’s Car Insurers’ Bureau says.  


Fraudster who set up 150 false motor insurance policies in a £200k scam is jailed – Manchester Evening News

A fraudster who acted as a ‘ghostbroker’ and set up 150 fraudulent motor insurance policies in a £200k scam has been jailed for 20 months. 

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