The auto insurance cost “is widening between the sexes’

The men have been cited more than women for car insurance, the gap is widening, a price comparison site has claimed.

The gap was more than four years, despite European rules that prevent the kind being considered as a factor when setting premiums.

The men were now cited 27% more than women for the cheapest deals, according to Comparethemarket.

In January 2013, a month after the regulations came in, the gap was 20%.Insurers victory in the battle on the payments

Insurers used to take account of the genre, due to, for example, of the difference between the sexes in life expectancy and the probability of road accidents.

At the end of 2012, following a decision of justice, the rules have been changed so that insurers have been banned from taking the gender of their customers into account when setting their insurance premiums.

Other factors may be considered which, according to Malcolm Tarling, of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), can affect to the average of the estimates for men and women.

“The factors, including the type of vehicle, number of miles driven, driving record and claims experience will all have an impact on the cost of coverage. Men and women are likely to drive different types of vehicles, different mileage, and these variations, not the kind of prices reflect premiums,” he said.

“Also, across the board, the average auto insurance premiums continue to increase – an increase of 11% over the past year because of rising costs, including increasing the Insurance Premium Tax and higher vehicle repair bills.”

Graeme Trudgill, executive director of the British Insurance Brokers Association, said that many factors such as the number of requests a client’s credit rating could affect premiums.

John Miles, Comparethemarket, has also stressed the higher probability of men driving commercial vehicles than women, and that such vehicles pose a higher risk.

The comparison site said that, when comparing the average of the best five deals between June and August 2017, the average auto insurance policy for a man was £821 compared to £649 for a woman – a gap of nearly 27%.

In January 2013, the average policy for a male driver is £592, compared to £494 for the women, a difference of almost 20%, he said.