The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has welcomed today's announcement by the Office of Fair Trading that it intends to refer the motor insurance market to the Competition Commission.
For too long insurers have faced inflated rates for credit hire cars and excessive hire periods which have led to higher insurance premiums for customers. Regulation of all players in the market to tackle excessive costs is needed, and we hope that the work by the Competition Commission will bring much needed reforms that in turn will result in lower car insurance premiums for consumers.
A road crash can have big financial impact - but new evidence suggests the insurance firms meant to protect us, are adding to the costs.
"Dysfunctional" practices in the motor insurance industry are pushing up premiums by £225 million a year, despite attempts to blame drivers