- The figures show that the average best price for female car insurance has gone up from £748 on 1 November 2012 to £932 on 19 December 2012.
- However, male premiums are virtually unchanged for the same period.
- The average best price for 17- and 18-year-old females has risen 32 per cent from £1,910 at the start of November this year to £2,523.
- Male 17- and 18-year-old premiums have decreased by 10 per cent over the same period from £3,855 to £3,460, Gocompare said.
- The site, which says it has monitored more than 10 million car insurance quotes since January last year, said this is the biggest shift it has seen in premiums so far.
- MoneySupermarket have said that insurers could soon be jostling for position in the fast-moving market.
With the new gender equality insurance rules coming into force today, here are seven tips on how to reduce your car insurance.
New rules mean that insurers are no longer able to take gender into account when calculating the price customers pay for insurance.