Motor Insurance: Work can 'impact on product price'

Wednesday, 03 October 2007

The profession of drivers often has an impact on the level of car insurance they are likely to pay out, new findings from Confused.com have shown.

Footballers and comedians can expect to pay more than the average for such products, while police officers and secretaries pay less, it claimed.

Managing director at Confused.com Debra Williams stated that the price will still often vary between insurers.

"Insurers assess risk in many different ways, one of which is profession. While one insurer may have a terrible claims history for footballers, another may not," she commented.

The research found that a 32-year-old footballer, living in London, who has a Ford Mondeo LX will pay on average £1,348 for insurance.

In comparison, a male secretary with the same car would pay only £501, the organisation stated.

Journalists, builders and cleaners were also found to be paying higher levels of motor insurance than other professions.

Earlier this week, headteachers in the Ipswich area said that they were worried about speeding cars in the area and the risk of crashes.
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