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Are you paying more on motor insurance because of your job title?

When applying for motor insurance there’s a lot of questions you need to answer. One of those will be about your job title. Since a ruling by the European court of justice in December 2012 on gender ruling, it is illegal for insurers to charge women drivers less. Insurers now look at different indicators according […]

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Building A School In Africa

Building a school in South Africa

OYD customer Ciaran Martin on his trip of a lifetime Ciaran Martin, a 22-year-old plumber living and working in Milton Keynes, got an email from Only Young Drivers (OYD) in July to let him know that, in November, he was going to jump on a plane and fly to South Africa. Thanks to sponsorship from […]

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Winter safety

Did you know that road safety and vehicle maintenance are closely linked with car insurance premiums? This is because poor vehicle condition can ultimately lead to serious accidents. Here are our Top 5 winter vehicle checks, to help you keep your car in tip-top condition, during these cold wintry months: Windscreens – check your car […]

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What Makes Car Insurance Expensive?

Ever wondered what makes car insurance expensive? Check out our Top 5. Your Car’s Location – Insurance companies rate their policies based on postcode area. Your insurance company will hold data on how many vehicles in your area have been stolen, criminally damaged or involved in accidents. If you’re unfortunate enough to live in one […]

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Our Cover Goes the Extra Mile

Our premiums mean your money does the same We know that what you want from your car insurance policy as a young driver, will be different to the cover you’ll need as you get older. That’s why we don’t believe you’ll find policies that are more appropriate to the way you drive and use your […]

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Car Insurance: Better Rules, Better Premiums?

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published new rules in an attempt to further reduce the cost of premiums in the UK’s £11 billion private motor insurance market. This was due to a study that commenced in 2012, following a referral from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). One of the key rulings, from […]

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Unique Smartdriver app – Telematics without the box!

Telematics UncoveredTo give you the techie explanation, telematics is the transmission of data over long distances using a device such as a mobile phone or fitted ‘black box’ with a SIM card to relay this information to a computer for assessment and analysis. A growing number of insurance brokers such as Only Young Drivers and […]

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Young Drivers – A Parental Viewpoint

Each time a young driver gets into their car, there is generally a mum or a dad out there worrying. Clock-watching remains a permanent fixture in many parents’ lives, until their little bundles of joy, keen to explore their newfound independence, return home from their journey safe and sound. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) […]

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Driven to Debt

We all know that it is expensive to drive these days, from learning how and investing in a little run around, to insuring our vehicles and feeding them fuel! But in the face of economic struggle many drivers are turning to desperate measures in order to keep themselves on the road. According to an AA/Populus […]

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Young Drivers Unprepared for the Road Ahead

Learning to drive is a fantastic achievement in life and many young people are making the choice to learn to drive as soon as they possibly can. There are many ways to learn to drive. Some people find 2 hours a week for several weeks works best for them, whilst others are confident enough to […]

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Top 5 Cars for First Time Drivers

Summer is a busy time for many young people. Many decide to learn to drive, whilst others want to find the perfect car to get them from A to B. The trouble is that it can be daunting trying to find out which cars are good value for money, a smooth ride and the best […]

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Can your car really stop you crashing?

Today’s cars are getting smarter autonomous emergency braking is here. Also known as pre-crash systems, they allows cars to brake automatically if a driver is too slow to react. The idea is to prevent accidents, and this could well help reduce the cost of your car insurance. Different car companies have given the technology different names. […]

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