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Insurance firms granted power to check on drivers’ records before offering a quote

July 21, 2014 3:16 pm

Insurance companies will be given the power to check whether drivers have speeding points or prior convictions before offering them a quote, under a new scheme unveiled today   As part of the Government’s roll out of online services, information held by the DVLA will now be made available over the internet to insurers as well as drivers themselves.   The Association of British Insurers estimates that the move could save “honest” motorists up to £15 a year on their premiums.   Currently around 23 per cent of motorists do not accurately disclose their driving record when applying for insurance...